Archive for August, 2017

What a Thorough Restaurant Marketing Audit Should Cover

A restaurant marketing audit should be as common and as much a part of life for restaurant chains as a physical exam is for people. It’s something that should be done every 36-months as a standard routine. The restaurant industry is an incredibly complex one. Add modern marketing to the mix (which is complex, in and of itself), and that…read more →Read more...

How Macroeconomic Conditions Will Impact Qatar’s Restaurant Industry

Once one of the poorest Gulf states, today, Qatar is one of the richest countries in the GCC. But it hasn’t been without its struggles, particularly recently. First, there were sagging oil prices, which have plagued the GCC in recent years. But the country most recently made headlines for its alleged support of terrorist organizations (including the Palestinian Hamas faction…read more →Read more...

Are We Relevant?: Questions to Ask During a Restaurant Brand Audit

Restaurant CEOs around the world are waking up each morning to a slew of headlines impacting not just the industry, but their own companies in particular. For many, opening the paper or checking the headlines on news sites likely brings to mind a gut-wrenching thought: In the age of restaurant delivery, fast-casual concepts, food trucks and meal kits — is…read more →Read more...

Glossary of Restaurant Investment Terms

Though restaurant IPOs have remained elusive in recent years, investment into both restaurant chains and restaurant technology remains on the rise. Funding to the restaurant delivery space, for instance, reveals that there remains plenty of opportunity on the horizon. Restaurants and restaurant technology companies often turn to Private Equity and Venture Capital in their quest for expansion. The biggest restaurant…read more →Read more...

A Look at Global Restaurant Investment Banks

The food and beverage investment banking coverage group has proved attractive for investors in recent years. Changing demographics, shifting consumer habits, and household income are some of the key drivers for the food and beverage sector — and investment banks have taken note. Higher income levels and longer lifespans have lead to a greater interest in healthful and nutritious foods….read more →Read more...

Global Restaurant Commercial Lending Trends

Securing funding is a challenging pursuit for many restaurant chains, both small and large. Recently, though, we’ve seen a wave of lenders with specialized expertise in foodservice offer the ability to analyze a chain’s specific business challenges, maximizing the potential for the financing needed to grow. Business lending is slightly different throughout the globe. Oil prices are having an effect…read more →Read more...