This Week In Foodservice

Jerry Stiegler aggregates key industry information and provides brief analysis to help foodservice professionals navigate the data.

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Lots of labor data to digest. A look at some trends that will shape 2022. Shake Shack adds a drive-thru. How managing food waste can help offset some labor woes. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

Consumer confidence takes a hit – again. One restaurant chain hopes to grow to 600 units in the next 25 years. Robots are making food deliveries on college campuses. A ghost kitchen operation adds a storefront. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

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Boston Market was forced to cancel holiday orders at one location. Some restaurants may pause delivery during peak periods. Meet Denny’s newest “associate” Janet. Panera opens a dual drive-thru unit. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

Disney’s latest concept takes flight. Chick-fil-A to test virtual restaurant concepts. Dunkin’ goes digital-only with its latest location. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

Starbucks opens a cashier-less location. Papa John's delivers a new identity. A haunting amount of ghost kitchen news. These stories and more this week in foodservice.

Restaurants turn to Washington, D.C., for help. Travel may be on the decline, again. One city takes aim at single-use plastic items. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

Consumers will look for healthier fare in 2022. A handful of chains prepare to accelerate their growth plans. An Ohio bar offers a charcuterie vending machine. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

Labor remains in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Supply chain issues make school foodservice operations more complex. Ghost kitchens come to a U.S. Walmart location. One multiconcept operator has a big appetite for Middle Eastern expansion. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

Jobs remain a center-of-the-plate issue for various reasons. Packaging challenges pack a punch for operators. Denny’s plans to upgrade its kitchens. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

Are restaurants preparing to shut their dining rooms again? One QSR prepares to ring the breakfast bell, again. Operators continue to make capital investments. Plenty of tech talk, plus National Food Safety Month will focus on knowing what’s safe and how operators can stay safe. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

Foodservice industry outlook. More artificial intelligence news. Plus, the National Restaurant Association offers its take on how to help offset labor and supply chain challenges. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

Restaurant industry calls upon Congress to replenish the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. Is the time right for robotics in restaurants? A vertical approach to quick-service restaurant design. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

Operators' profits continue to shrink. Touchless concessions come to a Seattle arena. Plus a c-store accelerates its QSR plans. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

COVID-19 regulations make a comeback. Foodservice sales rebound while coffee sales could use a jolt. Wendy’s goes to Walmart. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

The robots have arrived. One QSR chain turns to Google to help create better guest and employee experiences. Are labor shortages the new normal? These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

Lots of jobs data to dissect. Restaurant spending continues to grow as customer traffic improves, but not all segments are proceeding at the same pace. A casual-dining chain begins to roll out a new prototype designed to support on-premises dining and two virtual brands. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

Lots and lots of labor news. Robots running Thai food to and from the kitchen. McDonald’s efficiency pledge. Pandemic changes show some staying power in California. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

Restaurant industry posts solid June numbers. McDonald’s and a few other chains post solid second-quarter results. Airline food may be making a comeback. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

Restaurant industry’s recovery reverses. DoorDash gets into the meal kit arena. Krispy Kreme makes a strategic investment north of the border. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

The use of electric stoves sparks a debate among chefs and cities. One chain launches a hybrid work model for its restaurant support center staff. Will the Entrée Act satisfy the industry’s appetite for funding? Restaurants and other businesses step up to promote COVID-19 vaccinations. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.