Food Halls Continue to Grow, Independent Restaurants Remain Important to Foodservice and Famous Dave’s New Store Design Drives Sales
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.
Retail Sales Slip in April, Kona Grill Tests Mini-Version, and Study Shows Holiday Business Not Critical to Independent Operators
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.
Restaurant Performance Index Posts Moderate Gain, Chick-fil-A Tests the Meal Kit Business. McDonald’s Reports Mixed Results and More!
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.
How Income Impacts Restaurant Usage, Uber to Test Food Delivery Drone and Chipotle’s Delivery Service Triples
Merrill Lynch surveys consumers about eating out. Uber will test food delivery via drone. Chipotle racks up a triple digit jump in delivery. Food at home prices rose more in April than the price for food away from home prices. Sysco, US Foods and the Performance Food Group saw some sales growth and enjoyed higher profits in the first quarter of this year. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.
Restaurants Key to Franchising Formula, Value Menus Work, and Restaurants See Negative Effect to No-Tipping Rules
Foodservice and franchising go together. Foodservice operators were hiring in April. NPD says the value menus are working. The elimination of tipping may have a negative effect on restaurants. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.
NRA’s March RPI Looks Good, C-stores Expect Profitable Summer, MOD Pizza Fastest Growing Restaurant Chain and More
The National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index looked good in March. C-Store operators anticipate a profitable travel season. MOD Pizza is the fastest growing restaurant chain. In-N-Out Burger ranks number one customer loyalty. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.
Sales at Casual Dining Chains Increase, Chefs Give Small Kitchens Good Reviews and Tim Hortons Faces Supply Issues in Ontario
Casual dining chains saw sales uptick in March, per Knapp-Track. Some chefs find small kitchens work well. Some Tim Hortons franchisees in Ontario are not getting their shipments of supplies, which is widening their rift with corporate management. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.
Food Away From Home Prices Soar, Sales and Profits Rise for C-Stores, Mall Formats Seek Foodservice Operators
U.S. retail sales rose in March as did restaurant sales. The price for food away from home has increased six times compared to food at home. Convenience stores saw sales and profits rise in 2017. Shopping mall owners now eagerly pursue foodservice operators. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.
Foodservice Suppliers Faring Well, Foodservice Hiring Flat and Pizza Market Getting More Competitive
Data indicates most industry suppliers are doing well. Foodservice hiring was flat in March. Will Chick-fil-A soon be number three in sales? The pizza market is growing even more competitive. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.
A Closer Look at “Super Size Me!” Documentary, U.S. Has More Job Openings than Job Seekers and Has Starbucks Over Expanded?
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.
Restaurant Performance Improves, Tim Hortons Introduces New Design and Buffalo Wild Wings Wins When it Comes to Customer Loyalty
The Restaurant Performance Index improved in February. Tim Hortons introduces a new restaurant design in Canada. Buffalo Wild Wings customers are the most loyal according to a new survey. These stories and a whole lot more This Week In Foodservice.
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