Restaurant News Roundup, 3/7/2020

Restaurant industry bracing for coronavirus impact as some experts predict a shift toward food delivery.  Read more here: https://www.nrn.com/news/restaurant-industry-braces-coronavirus-impact   McDonald’s, Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts among restaurants taking sanitation measures to prevent coronavirus spread.  Read more here: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/06/us-restaurants-respond-to-coronavirus-with-more-cleaning-and-creativity.html   Coronavirus impact overseas: restaurants have closed in cities like Shanghai, Macau, […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 12/21/19

The front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, Joe Biden, is calling for the McDonald’s work force to be unionized.  Read more here: https://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/workforce/joe-biden-calls-unionization-mcdonalds The food and beverage industry once had the lowest average chargeback rates in the business, but now almost one-third of respondents to a recent survey say these forced refunds […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 11/06/2019

Restaurant Brands International, which operates Burger King and Tim Hortons among others, is among four restaurant companies that have received a prestigious industry award.  Read more here: https://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/leadership/4-restaurant-companies-awarded-top-global-industry-honor More full service restaurants are closing down as more customers patronize fast casual and quick service markets.   Read more here:  https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/restaurant-chains-dying The […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 8/20/18

Restaurant companies fail to make Forbes’ top ten ranking as best employers for women, though Five Guys and Caribou did make the top 100 list.  Read more here: https://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/workforce/which-restaurant-chains-are-best-female-employees McDonald’s launches $6 billion modernization plan to include digital ordering kiosks and digital menu boards. Read more here: https://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/mcdonalds-details-6-billion-us-restaurant-modernization National Restaurant Association commits […]

Restaurant News Roundup: Win for 3 Chains, Restaurant Pitfalls & Grubhub Map Launch

Texas Roadhouse, Darden Restaurants and McDonald’s are growing despite the two-year downturn of negative same-store sales that has affected other eateries.  Find out why here: https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/3-chains-that-are-defying-the-restaurant-recession   Thinking of opening a restaurant?  Check out this list of non-so-obvious pitfalls to avoid: https://www.modernrestaurantmanagement.com/some-not-so-obvious-mistakes-restaurants-make/   Grubhub launches map of women-led restaurants across the US […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 7/4/16

Industry research firm says restaurant sales are virtually flat and are expected to remain weak for the rest of the year. The cause? Uncertainty over the presidential election, according to one analyst. Read more here: http://www.businessinsider.com/people-are-spending-less-at-restaurants-and-its-terrifying-news-for-the-economy-2016-6 Jim Cramer of Mad Money assesses the stock performance of six restaurant chains, giving thumbs […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 6/23/16

Grocery stores offering fresh, restaurant-quality prepared foods are attracting more business, especially from millennials, according to a research industry firm. Read more about the rise of so-called “grocerants” here: http://www.businessinsider.com/millennials-are-abandoning-restaurants-2016-6 These five online sites will help restaurant owners keep on top of the latest trends reflecting customer needs and wants. […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 6/7/16

  Restaurant operators are feeling optimistic about the economy this year and believe there will be expanding opportunities in the industry, according to an American Express survey. A recent survey shows McDonald’s and Burger King are the most disliked fast-food eateries in America. Read more here: http://www.businessinsider.com/most-hated-fast-food-restaurants-mcdonalds-burger-king-chick-fil-a-kfc-2016-5 Amazon has launched […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 4/22/16

Declining soda consumption in restaurants is a worrisome trend for restaurant profit margins. A new marketing study says people are ordering fewer Pepsis, Cokes, and other sodas at sit-down eateries. Read more here. McDonald’s is opening up a huge restaurant in Missouri, offering customers hundreds of choices to “build the […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 2/4/16

Fast-food chains, including Arby’s, KFC and Panera, are investing in major re-designs of their eateries to emphasize “bold” and “bright” concepts to counter negative fast-food stereotypes. Read more here: http://www.businessinsider.com/fast-food-chain-redesign-is-trending-2016-1?amp As McDonalds sees rebound in same-store sales, the company redesigns its eatery in mid-town Manhattan to feature “Create Your Taste” […]

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 […]

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