Restaurant News Roundup, 01/11/2022

The sports bar chain, Wings and Rings, says it will accept bitcoin to sell a franchise – possibly the first restaurant chain offering to sell franchises for cryptocurrency.  Read more here: https://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/financing/why-wings-rings-accepting-bitcoin-franchisees   Chipotle ramps up its technology capabilities to monitor its supplies, food item preparations and even streamlining its […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 12/30/2021

Steakhouse chains such as the Capital Grille and Ruth’s Chris are among the restaurant industry winners in 2021, having survived the pandemic disruption in 2020 to emerge on top as this year comes to an end.  Other winners: Chipotle.  Read more here: https://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/operations/restaurant-industrys-biggest-winners-2021   Fat Brands bought four restaurant chains […]

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The food world is expanding and evolving more than ever, with chefs emerging as the new celebrities of the industry from TV shows to social media. It seems like everyone wants a piece of this fascinating group. If you are an aspiring restaurateur or just looking for some fresh ideas […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 11/26/2021

Crackel Barrel has been active in developing its to-go business, with takeout and delivery now accounting for 20% of its revenues.  Read more here: https://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/operations/cracker-barrel-has-high-hopes-its-delivery-business   Virtual restaurants took off during the pandemic by offering highly popular offerings such as wings, pizza and burgers.  But what is the future of […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 11/06/2021

New US Labor Department numbers show restaurants and hotels hired 164,000 workers in October, nearly twice as many as the 88,000 hired in September – a sign of strong hiring in the hospitality industry mirroring an upswing in the nation as a whole.  Read more here: https://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/workforce/restaurant-hiring-leaps-october   Restaurant companies with […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 10/10/2021

The latest job numbers show restaurants and bars added just 29,000 jobs in September, a far lower number than the average monthly gain of 197,000 jobs from January to July.  The sharp decline is worrying the restaurant industry.  Read more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/10/08/restaurant-job-growth-slows/   A national food chain mobilizes its corporate […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 09/19/2021

The fast-food industry struggles to find enough workers, even as customers return.  The main problem: low wages.  Read more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/09/17/fast-food-labor-shortage/   New York restaurant CEO calls on Congress to replenish the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, saying “independent restaurants don’t stand a chance” without more government help.  Read more here: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/the-government-needs-to-step-up-and-replenish-the-restaurant-recovery-fund-161700495.html   […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 09/02/2021

Restaurant and food service industry sales expected to jump nearly 20% this year but restaurant owners say hiring remains difficult and worry that the spread of the delta variant could stall a recovery.  Read more here: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/31/restaurant-owners-say-hiring-is-becoming-an-increasing-challenge-.html   Hourly restaurant workers say disrespect from customers is a big factor in […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 08/07/2021

More restaurants and bars are imposing vaccine mandates.  Move is aimed to keep employees safe as the Covid-19 delta variant spreads among the unvaccinated.  Read more here: https://thehill.com/policy/finance/566791-bars-restaurants-move-to-impose-vaccine-mandates   How restaurants and bars in Provincetown, Massachusetts are coping with the aftermath of a delta variant outbreak.  Read more here: https://boston.eater.com/22605934/provincetown-bars-restaurants-covid-19-delta-outbreak-july-recovery-masks   […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 07/08/2021

Higher labor and food costs putting pressure on restaurants coping with already thin margins.  Read more here: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jul/7/for-the-restaurant-industry-inflation-is-a-recipe-/   While total sales at restaurants are climbing and almost back to pre-pandemic levels, restaurant employment still lags.  Read more here: https://qz.com/2024911/us-restaurant-sales-are-booming-but-employment-continues-to-lag/   Customer service jobs in health care and other fields […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 06/14/2021

Rising food costs, especially for beef and chicken, impacting restaurants, forcing diners to pay more for a meal.  Read more here: https://www.foxbusiness.com/features/diners-expect-menu-subsitutions-restaurants-costs-rise   Doubling wages to $15 an hour plus tips boosts job applications at restaurants having difficulty staffing up.  Some owners relate their experiences in this article here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/06/10/worker-shortage-raising-wages/   […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 05/17/2021

As COVID-19 restrictions loosen, restaurants continue to experience staff shortages despite offers of increased pay.  Read more here: https://abcnews.go.com/Business/restaurants-hard-time-finding-staff-now/story?id=77562018   KFC wants to fill 20,000 full and part-time positions across the nation.  Read more here: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/05/kfc-looks-to-hire-20000-workers-as-restaurant-industry-faces-labor-crunch.html   Latest SBA data shows the agency has received almost 147,000 applications requesting a […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 04/08/2021

Restaurant owners struggle to ramp back up as sales rebound because they can’t hire enough employees, even though an estimated 1.8 million restaurant were displaced by the pandemic crisis.  Read more about the restaurant labor crunch here: https://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/workforce/restaurants-sales-are-returning-not-necessarily-their-workers   As the industry slowly recovers in South Florida, many hospitality workers […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 03/13/2021

In addition to the almost $29 billion in direct aid to restaurants in the COVID relief bill signed into law by President Biden, there are other additional provisions that will help the industry.  Find out more here: https://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/financing/4-additional-breaks-restaurants-covid-recovery-bill   While the Great Recession is said to have given rise to […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 01/25/2021

Higher labor costs, more direct COVID-19 relief, and immigration reform are some of the policies the restaurant industry can expect from the Biden administration.  Details here: https://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/leadership/what-restaurants-can-expect-under-biden   Restaurant industry workers are worried about losing tip credit if Biden proposal for $15 minimum wage goes into effect. Read more here: […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 01/04/2021

Despite devastating COVID-19 impact on the restaurant industry, some positive signs for 2021 – including huge pent-up demand for eating out once the virus is under control.  Read more here on the outlook and analysis for 2021:  https://www.forbes.com/sites/aliciakelso/2021/12/30/what-does-the-restaurant-industry-look-like-in-2021-and-beyond/?sh=7fe7bfa826a4   Food writers, chefs, restaurant owners make 2021 predictions for the beleaguered […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 12/13/2020

An estimated 17% of the restaurants in the U.S. have closed permanently this year because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the National Restaurant Association.  Read more here: https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/08/business/restaurant-closures-coronavirus/index.html   New York’s 21 Club – which for 90 years hosted presidents and other luminaries  – has shut […]

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