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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 Wendy’s takes the wraps off a new kitchen design. Chicken chains rule the roost when it comes to one key metric. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

Restaurant IPOs heat up with the weather. A full-service chain prepares to exit the fast-casual space. Does on-premises or off-premises dominate weekday lunch? What’s it like to dine like Barbie? Lots and lots of jobs data, including how many positions the restaurant industry added last month. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice. 

IFMA forecasts operator spending for 2024. Taco Bell updates its Go Mobile prototype. Google unveils a robot while Brix Holdings tests a cobot. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

Restaurants and consumers share their outlook for the summer season. Another chain adds an off-premises-only location, while a legendary restaurant entrepreneur plots a comeback. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

Pollo Tropical gets new owners. Starbucks plans to add more stores. Uber Eats says “take me out to the ballgame,” while another third-party delivery company gets deeper into brick and mortar. Plus, introducing Strata GPO. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

A quick take on the National Restaurant Association Show. Is the business lunch making a comeback? These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

Is the threat of a recession on hold? Which consumer packaged goods company is testing a pizza vending machine? Did another chain just file for bankruptcy? Do consumers want truth in restaurant advertising? Which two celebrities tried their hand at foodservice this week? We answer these questions and more This Week in Foodservice.

A buffet chain enters the fast-casual lane. Wendy’s will close the last of its Reef locations, while J.P. Morgan Chase gets into the hospitality game. These stores and more This Week in Foodservice.

Pop culture’s growing influence in foodservice, including the introduction of Cherlato. Another chain takes a drive-thru only unit for a test drive. Can virtual brands be an international growth vehicle? Plus, is a recession near? These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

From AI to robots there’s lots of tech to talk about. Burger King prepares to close hundreds of locations while Portillo’s may be poised for takeoff. Economic news includes many labor updates plus small businesses share their perspective. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

Are virtual brands at a crossroads? An autonomous pizza vending machine comes to Ohio. A Domino’s franchisee explores modular construction. Menu price increases help keep restaurant sales in growth mode. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

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.

Challenging economic news hits the restaurant industry. Subway loads up on slicers. Sensory-friendly dining at a suburban Chicago restaurant. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

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.

Pizza ovens come under fire. Another restaurant chain opens a flagship location in Times Square, while two chains look overseas for innovation and inspiration. Plus, even more tech talk.

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.

Pickleball-themed restaurants gain popularity. AI tries its hand at menu making. Caribou Coffee goes big game hunting. Plus, a closer look at retail sales and how foodservice faired in May.

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.

Off-premises alcohol sales have become a key revenue generator for restaurant operators across a variety of segments. One fast-casual chain looks at expanding its automated kitchens. Lots of third-party delivery-related news. Plus, an iconic Chicago food manufacturer gets back into the restaurant business.

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.

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