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We’ve put together a collection of our best resources to help you grow and market your restaurant.


The Most Active Restaurant Private Equity Firms

Private Equity has found a niche in the restaurant industry, where a slew of high-profile deals have made their mark in recent years. The most active restaurant private equity firms aren’t necessarily restricted to one country, with deals increasingly cropping up in Asia, the Middle East, and South America, and chains in nearly every corner of the globe finding investment….read more →Read more...

Factors Affecting The Kuwait Restaurant Industry

The Kuwait restaurant industry is shaped by a number of factors, including macroeconomic conditions, technological trends, and the investment/M&A climate. As incomes rise and the tourism sector is set to expand, the country’s F&B sector is set for further growth. Below, a few of the factors affecting the Kuwait restaurant industry: POPULATION AND GDP CONTINUE TO GROW Kuwait’s population continues…read more →Read more...

Saudi Arabia’s Fast Food Segment Continues to Grow

Eating out and shopping are the main entertainment activities in Saudi Arabia, making the region a hotbed of potential for restaurant operators and investors looking to get in to the F&B sector. High disposable incomes mean that consumers can trade up, eat out and order food more often; increased travel and the rising use of social media have exposed a…read more →Read more...

A History of Restaurant Initial Public Offerings, 2000-2017

A slew of restaurant chains have made their initial public offerings in the past few decades. For some, the move has paid off. But for others, the future is a little more murky. Case in point: Chipotle, which received several downgrades from Wall Street analysts in July after reports of customers falling sick from eating at one of its restaurants….read more →Read more...

The Challenges Facing the Increasingly Crowded Pizza Segment

We’re currently seeing a whole host of pizza chains (from the household names like Domino’s and Pizza Hut to the rapidly-expanding fast-casual players) racing toward the same finish line. The sheer amount of pizza restaurants is a signal that some likely won’t finish the race, falling by the wayside as more competitive chains forge ahead. Over the next few years,…read more →Read more...

The Most Tech-Friendly Restaurant Chains Are Reaping the Largest Returns

We’re living in the Fourth Industrial Revolution — an exciting time, to be sure, but a pretty frightening one for restaurant CEOs. Restaurants already have so much to deal with on the day-to-day, from labor and food costs to staying relevant in the age of new competitors. Even those who include trend forecasting in their business models (as all should)…read more →Read more...

Who’s Who Among European Restaurant and Foodservice Companies

Hospitality is one of the largest industries in Europe. In fact, a recent study conducted by HOTREC (the trade association for hotels, restaurants and cafés in Europe) found that the industry can be a key driver for job creation in Europe, even in times of crisis. And the region’s certainly seen a lot of uncertainty lately, thanks to policy changes…read more →Read more...

Global Restaurant Marketing Trends and Examples

With consumer appetites always evolving, restaurants are making changes to their marketing efforts. Traditional advertising is still important, but the use of digital, social, and mobile have been increasing for years. And then there’s the increased competition, which is dramatically altering the restaurant landscape and, by extension, the way chains market their products. No longer is McDonald’s hoping to steal…read more →Read more...

Restaurant Loyalty Programs That Are Paying Off for Chains

Human nature is a funny thing. It’s what propels people to fixate on earning points. As kids, we’re rewarded with gold stars — often completing our homework for the reward more than anything else. Not much changes as we grow older — though the gold stars are swapped with points, with people opting to be loyal to one airline, one…read more →Read more...