Restaurant News Roundup, 11/22/2020

Despite restaurant owners clamoring for more federal aid to help offset the impact of the pandemic, no aid seems to be forthcoming. Chances of another round of the Paycheck Protection Program are said to be nil, say Washington insiders.  Read more here: https://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/financing/no-federal-aid-sight-time-around   Chipotle opens its first “digital-only restaurant” […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 5/05/2020

As restaurants re-open in some states, owners wonder if the good times of just a few months ago will ever return.  Read more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/05/04/restaurants-some-states-fire-up-again-proprietors-wonder-if-rich-dining-landscape-will-ever-be-same/   Texas Roadhouse tells investors the chain is generating enough cash from its to-go service to cover operating costs, and it expects to be turning a […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 7/31/16

Can Pokemon Go drive restaurant traffic? An article citing social media reports says players are choosing restaurants based on the availability of the virtual reality Pokemon characters. Read more here: http://www.businessinsider.com/pokemon-go-is-impacting-restaurant-strategy-2016-7 Some New York City pizzerias cash in on the Pokemon Go craze. Read more here: http://nypost.com/2016/07/12/pokemania-runs-wild-through-city-causing-crime-accidents/ Chipotle continues to […]

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, 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, 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, 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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