- Published: August 7, 2018
- Written by Jerry Stiegler
This Week in Foodservice provides a high-level summary of the economic data, financial news, menu updates and numerous other statistical packages and developments that impact foodservice operators, consultants, dealers, manufacturers, reps and service agents. In his weekly blog, Jerry Stiegler aggregates key industry data through his infamous Green Sheet and provides some brief analysis that will help foodservice professionals navigate the information. Jerry is a long-time member of the foodservice industry, whose experience includes working for Restaurants & Institutions magazine and FE&S.
The National Restaurant Association’s performance index showed a moderate gain in June. Gross Domestic Product grew by more than 4.0 percent in the second quarter. A $5 price seems to strike a chord with consumers. Chick-fil-A tests the meal kit business. McDonald’s reports mixed results. Physicists prove brick ovens make the best pizza. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.
Revisiting the “Super Size Me!” documentary. The U.S. now has more open jobs than job seekers. McDonald’s announces staff cuts. Critics say Starbucks has over expanded. There is less to IHOP’s name change than meets the eye. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.
Food halls continue to grow. The NPD Group says independent restaurants remain an important factor in foodservice. Famous Dave’s new store design drives sales. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.
Overall retail sales increased in April but foodservice sales slipped. Holiday business is not all that important to many independent operators. Kona Grill to test a smaller version of their restaurant. Comparable store sales reports this week on more than a dozen restaurant chains. These stories and a whole lot more This Week In Foodservice.