The Secret Recipe for Cutting Employee Turnover in Restaurants – Revealed!

Introduction: Employee turnover is a silent issue that plagues the restaurant industry. High turnover rates can cripple a restaurant’s success and create constant instability within the workforce. Addressing this problem is crucial for the long-term success of any restaurant. In this article we’ll be discussing strategies and methods to improve […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 10/05/2023

New York has launched a program to help immigrant asylum seekers find jobs in hotels and restaurants.  The pilot program is likely to be monitored by other states.  Read more here: https://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/workforce/ny-launches-program-turn-more-immigrant-asylum-seekers-restaurant-hotel-workers   Jack in the Box and Del Taco chains are among the chains opening up Drive-Thru-Only restaurants, a […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 09/27/2023

Consumer interest in eating less meat is rising but sales of plant-based protein substitutes for meat, chicken and seafood have declined in recent years.  Read more here: https://www.nrn.com/food-trends/future-plant-based-food-plants   Experts say fast food workers are most at risk from robots taking their jobs, though so far restaurant owners have found […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 09/15/2023

California’s minimum wage for fast food workers will rise to $20 an hour next April following a compromise deal reached between the restaurant industry and unions.  Read more here: https://www.cnbc.com/2023/09/15/california-fast-food-minimum-wage-deal-what-to-know.html   Wall Street analysts warn online food delivery companies, like DoorDash, could be hit hard as the pandemic-era pause on student-loan […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 08/30/2023

More delivery and takeout and smaller dining spaces are among the ways the Covid pandemic has changed the restaurant business.  Read more here: https://www.cnn.com/2023/08/13/business/covid-restaurant-industry/index.html   IHOP plans to use AI to help customers with their online orders.  The move comes as more customers switch to online ordering.  Read more here: […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 08/04/2023

More restaurants around the country are imposing extra service fees on customers, despite complaints.  Restaurant owners say they have no choice following passage of minimum wage increases in some cities.  Read more here: https://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/financing/restaurants-keep-adding-service-fees-even-customers-say-they-dont-them   A bill introduced in Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $17 an hour […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 07/12/2023

With diners eating out less because of inflation, fast casual and QSRs (Quick Service Restaurants) are faring better with lower-priced menus.  Read more here: https://www.qsrweb.com/articles/inflation-exposes-gaps-in-restaurant-loyalty-physical-experience/   More restaurants across the U.S. are tacking on fees or surcharges to bills to combat higher costs. Upcharging diners beyond the prices stated on […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 06/30/2023

Burger King’s $400 million investment plan, dubbed “Reclaim the Flame”, is aimed at boosting same-store sales while returning to the basic concepts that made the fast-food chain popular.  Restaurant Brands CEO Joshua Kobza discusses the strategy in an interview with Yahoo!Finance.  Read more here: https://finance.yahoo.com/video/burger-king-franchisee-profitability-foundation-151443884.html   Taco Bell CEO Mark […]

Restaurant Industry Salary Report 2023

  CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL FREE 2023 RESTAURANT INDUSTRY SALARY REPORT We are happy to publish this year’s Restaurant Industry Salary Guide which provides an in-depth analysis of the wages paid across various occupations in the hospitality industry. Our team at Restaurant Zone has conducted extensive research by collating […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 05/24/2023

A new study says Indian and Filipino restaurants are vastly under-represented compared to Asian restaurants as a whole, comprising just 8% of all Asian eateries despite these nationalities making up nearly 40% of the Asian population in the U.S.  Read more here about the Pew Research Center study: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/indian-filipino-restaurants-underrepresented-asian-food-scene-new-stud-rcna85763   […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 05/16/2023

Workers at a few unionized Starbucks are re-thinking their vote to set up a union.  Three stores have filed for union decertification, though the total number of Starbucks unions are more than 300.  Read more here to find out why this is happening: https://www.nrn.com/workforce/starbucks-workers-are-starting-ask-leave-union   Mother’s Day is a lucrative […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 04/24/2023

A national movement is building at both the federal and local level to change the restaurant industry’s approach to single-use plastics and disposables as part of an effort to reduce plastic waste.  Read more here: https://www.nrn.com/operations/how-food-delivery-changing-become-more-sustainable   Sandwich chain Subway says same-store sales grew by 12.1% in the first quarter […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 04/07/2023

Robot waiters: gimmick or future trend? Some restaurants are trying them out as a potential solution to the industry’s labor shortages.  Read more here: https://apnews.com/article/robots-waiters-restaurants-84336d32667219776d4d0942c28caa46   Restaurants and bars added 50,000 jobs in March, according to the latest U.S. Labor Department statistics – with March marking the 27th consecutive month […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 03/16/2023

The latest U.S. Labor Department figures show restaurant menu prices continue to outpace inflation at supermarkets and other food outlets, rising by 8.4% year over year in February.  Read more here: https://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/financing/restaurant-menu-price-inflation-not-slowing   Starbucks and McDonald’s continue to be the world’s most valuable restaurant brands, according to a new report […]

Top Trends Impacting the Hospitality Industry

  As we transition into the new, post-pandemic normal, it’s safe to say that hospitality will never be the same. But with disruption comes opportunity and the path forward— while different than before  — will lead to new beginnings for the hospitality industry, and a future powered by technology and […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 03/01/2023

Higher menu prices and continued pent-up demand will drive up food industry sales by over 6% in 2023, according to a forecast by the National Restaurant Association.  Read more here: https://www.nrn.com/operations/foodservice-sales-hit-997-billion-2023-national-restaurant-association-forecasts   McDonald’s CEO has lashed out against regulatory efforts at the state and federal levels that he says could […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 02/14/2023

Subway says it is considering a potential sale of the company.  Tuesday’s announcement comes after weeks of rumors about the future of the sandwich chain.  Read more here: https://www.nrn.com/news/subway-announces-potential-sale-company   Mixed picture in latest jobs report, but good news in the hiring upsurge of restaurant and bar workers.  Read more […]

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