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: […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 6/22/2015

Restaurants raise prices, drop menu items, as they scramble to deal with an egg shortage caused by the avian flu. USDA forecasts a 5% decline in egg production for this year. Read more here: http://www.nbcnews.com/business/consumer/egg-shortage-restaurants-raise-prices-drop-items-n379611 More restaurant chains are opening up in Las Vegas, as the city once known only […]

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Restaurants are scrambling to deal with a national egg shortage caused by the avian flu. Read more here: http://www.eater.com/2015/6/1/8697395/restaurants-national-egg-shortage-2015-bird-flu Subway is the latest eatery to drop artificial ingredients from its menu. The sandwich chain plans to make the change in its North American outlets by 2017. Read more here: http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2015/06/04/subway-joins-companies-dropping-artificial-ingredients […]

Restaurant News Roundup (5.28.15)

First Watch Restaurants acquires The Egg & I Restaurants in a deal that merges two large chains in the breakfast and lunch segment of the industry. Read more here – http://nrn.com/mergers-acquisitions/first-watch-restaurants-acquires-egg-i More fast food chains, such as Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, are moving to using natural ingredients in response […]

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