This Week In Foodservice

The editorial team aggregates key industry information and provides brief analysis to help foodservice professionals navigate the data.

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Subway suitors may try a financial value meal. Mall dining gets a makeover in Los Angeles, while a legacy QSR brand leans more heavily into robotics and AI. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

Two chains test new concepts, while two other chains explore the sale process. Economic news remains mixed. Plus, a new study quantifies the economic impact of working from home on downtown areas and business districts.

An update on the unionization efforts at a Portillo’s location. Robot news for both the commercial and non-commercial foodservice industries. Consumer confidence offers some mixed messages. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

Consumers trade down. A New Jersey restaurant updates its guest policies. Culinary Depot opens a new location. Easy Ice expands in California. Structural Concepts gets a new partner. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

New concepts are on the menu for two operators, while two other operators get new owners. It’s spring so several new restaurant designs are in full bloom. And a new restaurant industry association emerges. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

Observations from The NAFEM Show. A c-store tests delivery robots. Plenty of mixed labor news. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

Drone deliveries prepare for takeoff. Although small businesses remain cynical about the economy, many restaurant chains continue to grow. The employment picture remains, well, complicated. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

Layers of labor issues abound. A new multiconcept operator forms a fast-casual portfolio. Making a go of it with grab and go. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

A Downtown Disney staple prepares to go dark, while a popup restaurant celebrating the television show Golden Girls prepares to shine. McDonald’s prepares to make some organizational changes. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

A primer for The NAFEM Show. Middleby’s latest acquisition. Will the “Skip the Stuff” bill hurt sales of disposables in New York City? Foodservice operators must contend with return-to-work issues, too. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

Two chains get new owners, while a new restaurant investment firm emerges with a focus on limited-service concepts. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

HTeaO and Kitchen Social get new investors, while BradyIFS expands its Chicagoland presence. Customer-facing technology continues to evolve but when will the back of the house become a focal point? These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

New equipment means new menu items for Denny’s. Airline food prepares for takeoff — again. A closer look at boneless chicken wings. Krispy Kreme exits the snack aisle, plus lots and lots and lots of economic news.

Krystal unveils a drive-thru-only unit. McDonald’s has a busy year ahead. What does consumer credit say about the economy? Lots and lots of jobs data to parse. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

A new club will offer a physical place for members of the metaverse to gather. Kitchen United shifts its development strategy. Which city tips the best? Lots and lots and lots of employment data, plus a local look at the global economic outlook for the coming year. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

Freshii gets new owners. One operator bets on technology to improve efficiencies, while a restaurant technology company had to lay off some of its staff. Chick-Fil-A plans a new distribution center. FCSI adds to its Americas’ headquarters team. Tensions between Starbucks and its unions continue to percolate.

Operators face higher costs of doing business. Subway opens a new headquarters in the Sunshine State. Operators’ issues with organized labor span multiple segments. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

Consumers plan to let restaurants do at least some of the cooking this holiday season. Unattended retail is popping up in all sorts of places. Plus, a fitting homage for Colonel Sanders in Kentucky.

Plus, an inside look at a new QSR prototype, a fast-casual chain files for bankruptcy and plenty of mixed economic news. 

A James Beard Foundation survey shows what’s on chefs’ minds. The FAST Act faces a significant challenge. BradyIFS and Easy Ice each make two acquisitions.