Restaurant News Roundup, 1/5/16

New trends, including customer demands for food free of additives, will shape the quick-service and fast-casual restaurant industry in 2016, according to restaurant experts. Read more here: https://www.qsrmagazine.com/reports/9-fast-food-trends-2016 The stocks of Starbucks, Carrolls Restaurant Group, and Chuy’s Holdings made big gains in 2015, over 55 percent in one case. Read […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 12/19/15

Article details ten marketing ideas to jump-start your restaurant business. Among them: build an elegant, simple website. Read more here: http://www.fastcasual.com/articles/10-fresh-restaurant-marketing-ideas-for-2016/ The National Restaurant Association continues its fight against the New York State law to raise the minimum wage for certain fast food workers. Read more here: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/12/18/fast-food-minimum-wage-2/ Papa John’s […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 12/14/15

Want to expand your restaurant business to more than just one location? Here are some pros and cons to consider first. Read more here: http://www.pizzamarketplace.com/articles/5-pros-and-cons-of-scaling-your-restaurant-business-3/ Five ways to cope with the rapid changes underway in the restaurant industry. Read more here: http://www.fastcasual.com/articles/5-ways-restaurants-can-keep-up-with-industry-changes/ Arby’s launches new, super-modern designed eatery in Manhattan […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 11/30/15

Chain restaurants in New York City this week will have to start putting a special symbol on their menus for highly salted dishes to comply with city health regulations issued in September. Read more here: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/11/30/nyc-salt-warning-label-chain-restaurants/ From selling spaghetti to go in paper cones to Sriracha and Cholula Hot Sauce […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 11/9/15

Advocates say ending the practice of tipping will help curb sexual harassment of women working at restaurants. Read more here: http://www.newsweek.com/curb-sexual-harassment-nix-tipping-restaurants-advocates-say-391955 Food industry executives offer advice at forum on transitioning from traditional restaurants to fast-casual eateries. Read more here: http://www.pizzamarketplace.com/articles/navigating-the-crossover-fast-casualization-of-the-restaurant-industry/ New study says there’s a strong correlation between the amount […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 11/2/15

Chipotle’s continuing E. Coli troubles seen as a buying opportunity for investors, according to Motley Fool. Read more here: http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2015/11/23/chipotles-e-coli-outbreak-is-a-buying-opportunity.aspx Tech company that connects restaurants to food suppliers as a way to cut costs is proving increasingly popular for some upscale chefs, according to a New York Times article. Read […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 10/21/15

New York Times reports a “crisis-level shortage” of experienced cooks is affecting restaurants, especially high-end establishments. Read more here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/21/dining/restaurant-kitchen-chef-shortage.html Subway steps up its antibiotic-free policy, saying it has begun the transition to serve protein from animals that have never been given antibiotics in its thousands of U.S. restaurants. Read […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 10/6/15

Survey finds food service industry faces staffing challenges, with more than half of restaurant owners saying they are short-staffed and are always looking to fill jobs in the kitchen. Read more here: http://massachusettsnewswire.com/restaurant-industry-survey-2015-highlights-staffing-challenges-in-foodservice-and-hospitality-19620/ Papa Johns, Pizza Hut and Dominos now get more than half their sales from digital ordering as […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 9/25/15

Restaurant chains raising the bar to get fresher, more organic ingredients in the face of changing consumer demands and tastes. Read more here: http://nrn.com/supply-chain/supply-chain-catches-changing-consumer-tastes Hispanics lead in the restaurant business, holding one-fourth of the jobs and being twice as likely to have a management position in the restaurant industry in […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 9/12/15

Back to the Future! A fully automated restaurant in San Francisco hopes to be first in a chain of eateries where customers can order, pay and receive their food without ever interacting with a person. Read more here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/09/upshot/restaurant-of-the-future-service-with-an-impersonal-touch.html Restaurant industry survey shows same-store sales were up in August by […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 9/4/15

Restaurants offering higher wages and more perks to keep valuable employees. Experts say this is attracting older, more career-minded individuals to the food service industry. Read more here: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/restaurants-face-hiring-challenges-as-wages-rise-2015-08-25 National Restaurant Association emphasizes food safety in restaurants in launching “Let It Flow” campaign. Read more here: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/national-food-safety-month-highlights-restaurant-industry-best-practices-300132969.html University of Delaware […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 8/11/15

Research group says breakfast visits up by 4% this year, as more consumers eat their breakfasts at restaurants. Main factors are that breakfasts are less costly and have shorter waiting times, according to the research. Read more here: http://www.zacks.com/stock/news/185792/latest-craze-in-the-us-restaurant-industry-breakfast Restaurant industry employment continued climbing in July, adding some 29,000 jobs […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 7/31/15

Restaurant Performance Index, which tracks outlook for US restaurant industry, declines for second consecutive month in June, reflecting dampened optimism by restaurant owners – despite expansion in some key indicators. Read more here: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dampened-outlook-causes-restaurant-performance-index-decline-in-june-300121916.html Although the restaurant industry is growing overall, some parts of the industry are being cannibalized by […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 7/20/15

Major property and casualty insurer warns that restaurants could face more damaging liability claims as the number of eateries increases substantially in coming years. Read more here: http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/national/2015/07/17/264591.htm Study by European nutritional journal finds that people who eat at full-service restaurants get even more sodium and cholesterol than those eating […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 7/13/15

FDA extends deadline for chain restaurants to include calorie count information on their menus. The new deadline to comply with the controversial rule that some restaurants oppose is December 2016. Read more here: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/248352 More than 1500 restaurants in the US, including Chilis and Olive Garden, now using Ziosk tablets […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 7/6/15

Restaurant operators are optimistic about improved business prospects in the months ahead, says National Restaurant Association. Read more here: http://www.fastcasual.com/news/healthy-outlook-expansion-likely-ahead-for-restaurant-industry-report-new-industry-index/ Latest US Labor statistics show job growth in the restaurant industry continues to accelerate, registering its fourth, consecutive year of job growth of at least 3.5 percent. Read more here: […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 6/29/15

Study finds that consumer dining habits are increasingly focused on choosing healthy and sustainable menu options at restaurants. Millenials lead the way in what the study calls “Sustainable-Receptive Diners.” Read more here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/thehartmangroup/2015/06/26/restaurant-patrons-seek-fresh-healthy-and-sustainable-options/ California-based burger chain deemed “best” fast food restaurant to work for according to survey. Read more here: […]

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