Restaurant News Roundup, 11/27/2022

How a family-run Mexican restaurant became a popular chain that has spread throughout the Southwest.  Read more about the expansion of Roberto’s Taco Shop restaurants here: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/robertos-taco-shop-mexican-family-restaurant-southwest-chain-rcna48851   With prices for food consumed away from home rising by over 8% over the past 12 months, chains and independent restaurants are […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 11/07/2022

Restaurants are seeing increased sales by offering more meatless options on their menus. Mexican-style dishes made with alternative proteins or meat substitutes are among the most popular.  Read more here: https://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/food/trending-plant-based-dishes-add-menu   First Watch, the Florida-based breakfast chain, enjoys solid sales growth by attracting Millennial and Gen Z customers who […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 10/22/2022

While the restaurant industry remains about half a million employees short compared to pre-pandemic numbers, relatively few independent restaurants plan to increase their hiring this holiday season according to surveys.  Read more here: https://www.nrn.com/workforce/labor-forecast-paints-grim-picture-independent-restaurants-holiday-season   Restaurants in Florida, Texas, Arizona and Nevada have benefitted from shifting U.S. population trends, seeing strong […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 10/04/2022

The popularity of virtual restaurants, which offer only food delivery or pickup, is now leading to franchising.  Big Deal Burger, Wing Boss and others are among the virtual restaurant franchises that have opened up in recent months.  Read more here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/fionasimpson1/2022/10/04/cooking-up-a-storm-the-rise-of-the-virtual-restaurant-franchise/?sh=16a1deb26a49   Florida restaurants and bars are recovering from Hurricane […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 09/23/2022

Traffic is down at Olive Garden restaurants compared to pre-Covid levels, as rising inflation causes some of the chain’s lower-income customers to stay away.  Read more here: https://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/financing/lower-income-guests-are-pulling-back-olive-garden   With restaurants facing a continuing labor shortage, some are turning to robotics for help.  Meet Flippy, a robot cooking up fries at […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 09/06/2022

The National Restaurant Association vows to fight new California law establishing a council to set wages and conditions for the state’s fast food sector.  Labor supports the law but industry groups are opposed.  Read more here: https://www.restaurantdive.com/news/newsom-signs-fast-food-council-bill-AB257/631232/   Latest government statistics shows restaurants and bars slowed their hiring in August. […]

Restaurant News Roundup 08/22/2022

Restaurants’ breakfast business is booming after taking a hit during the pandemic.  Read more here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/aliciakelso/2022/08/11/after-taking-a-hit-during-the-pandemic-restaurants-breakfast-business-is-coming-back-with-velocity/?sh=25652cefed17   A new survey by the National Restaurant Association finds that most restaurant owners have increased menu prices in recent months to offset higher food, beverage and labor costs.  Almost half of those surveyed […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 08/02/2022

A survey shows consumers are more likely to cut spending on clothes and travel instead of eating out at restaurants.  Read more here: https://www.restaurantdive.com/news/consumers-spend-40-percent-of-food-budget-on-restaurants-despite-inflation/627327/   Chipotle launches training program focused on the basics of operations – called “Project Square One” – to serve more meals to customers as sales increased […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 7/21/2022

Restaurant customers mention short staffing three times more often in their Yelp reviews so far this year compared to a year ago, according to Yelp.  Read more here about how the labor shortage is affecting both restaurants and customers: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/07/17/customer-service-suffers-at-short-staffed-restaurants-as-covid-takes-toll.html   Sustainable restaurant practices such as local sourcing of food […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 07/05/2022

The move toward unionization in the restaurant industry is gaining momentum, largely because wages are not keeping up with inflation say some experts.  Read more here: https://www.nrn.com/workforce/restaurant-industry-union-movement-gaining-momentum-here-s-what-expect   California Pizza Kitchen, Logan’s Roadhouse and Friendly’s are among the chains making a comeback after declaring bankruptcy.  Read more here: https://www.eatthis.com/news-restaurant-chains-making-biggest-comebacks-after-bankruptcy/   […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 06/23/2022

Workers at a Chipotle Mexican Grill location in Augusta, Maine, have filed a petition to hold a union election – becoming the first outlet in the burrito restaurant chain to join the union organizing movement sweeping across the restaurant industry.  Read more here: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/23/chipotle-restaurant-in-maine-files-petition-for-union-election-.html   Quarterly earnings by Darden Restaurants […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 06/04/2022

Restaurant and bars added just over 46,000 jobs in May, according to the U.S. Labor Department, continuing a run of steady hiring for the industry.  Read more here: https://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/financing/restaurants-continued-adding-jobs-may   America’s last surviving Howard Johnson’s restaurant has closed.  The chain once had more than one-thousand restaurants but the last one, in […]

The Best Recruitment Agency For Tourism & Hospitality Industry In The US?

The hospitality and tourism industry is one of the most important industries in the United States, employing over 7.6 million people. The industry is also one of the most competitive, with many qualified candidates vying for limited positions. So, how do you ensure that you stand out from the rest […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 05/09/2022

Big chains like Chipotle are faring much better than small restaurants or independents in the wake of the pandemic’s fallout.  Easier access to money is one main reason.  Read more here: https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/30/business-food/restaurant-chains-pandemic/index.html   As chains like KFC and Taco Bell take over the restaurant industry, the National Restaurant Association calls […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 04/25/2022

Chipotle has formed a new venture to invest in restaurant startups. The venture, Cultivate Next, will have $50 million to invest in early-stage companies that are in line with Chipotle’s “strategic priorities.” Read more here: https://www.bizjournals.com/losangeles/inno/stories/news/2022/04/19/chipotle-forms-venture-fund-restaurant-industry.html   A path toward automation for restaurants is laid out by an industry veteran. […]

Things You Should Know About The Best Recruitment Agencies

  Recruitment agencies are a crucial part of the job market. There are many different agencies, each with specialties and areas of focus. If you are in the market for a new job, it’s essential to work with the best recruitment agencies. But what makes a recruitment agency the “best?” […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 04/08/2022

Denny’s CEO to retire later this year, the latest in at least nine major restaurant CEO changes in the last eight months.  Read more here: https://www.restaurantdive.com/news/dennys-ceo-retiring-after-11-years/621817/   Fully embracing technology, upgrading delivery services – these are among the trends in the restaurant business that are likely to continue in the […]

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