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What GCC Restaurant Operators Can Expect In 2017

Thanks to sagging oil prices, last year was challenging for the GCC region. Fortunately for operators in the region — who’ve had to deal with increased saturation brought on by competition, as well as poor sales due to, again, oil — 2017 is already showing a few glimmers of hope. Here’s what the region’s macroeconomic conditions could mean for the…read more →Read more...

What the Current Economic Climate Will Mean for UAE Restaurant Operators

The Gulf Cooperation Council is facing a set of challenges brought on by sagging oil prices, and the UAE is no exception. Fortunately, financial experts predict non-oil growth in the region will increase some 3% to 3.5% on the back of greater Expo 2020 projects. Below, we’ll take a look at the challenges facing UAE restaurant operators, plus some opportunities on…read more →Read more...

14 Common Hotel F&B Mistakes

Hotel F&B is being reshaped by powerful forces. In 2016 alone, 18% of business travelers used Airbnb — a number that’s expected to rise to 23% in 2017.  With the sharing economy so dramatically altering the industry, being on the cusp of trends (and offering amenities that a rented house or apartment can’t) is crucial. Food and beverage revenue is…read more →Read more...

The Future of Foodservice Is Already Here

We’re currently in the midst of a fourth Industrial Revolution — one that’s bringing together digital, biological, and physical systems. What might have seemed Orwellian 25 years ago — sending a self-driving car to pick up a pizza, or wearing contact lenses that allow a maitre’d to immediately know your dining preferences — is in many cases a reality today….read more →Read more...

The Unfamiliar Face of New Competitors

The restaurant industry has been undergoing some pretty major changes lately. Restaurant delivery growth has skyrocketed in recent years. Automation is transforming the industry, one human-replacing-robot at a time, too. And the bulk of the companies paving the way for those trends are still just startups. Today, “startup” seems an almost euphemistic word for companies that are bringing in millions…read more →Read more...

What to Do When Sales Are Down

Even the savviest executives find themselves plagued by the persistent, nagging feeling that comes with negative sales and traffic. In the restaurant industry, that feeling is amplified. Tonight, there will be dozens of CEOs who go to bed stressed out, worried what the board will say after yet another down week. Some might console themselves with the thought that it’s…read more →Read more...

Restaurant Delivery Will Reshape the Foodservice Industry

We’ve all heard of UberEats, Postmates, and Caviar. Chances are, you may have even used a mobile delivery service to order lunch. But the future of food delivery is more than a flash-in-the-pan. Delivery isn’t the new quinoa, or 2017’s answer to kale. It will fundamentally alter the foodservice business, and lead to a seismic shift in the restaurant industry….read more →Read more...

What the Future Holds for Restaurant Mergers and Acquisitions

The future is never certain, but it’s safe to say that now’s a good time for restaurant mergers and acquisitions. The recent news that Restaurant Brands International (the parent company of Burger King and Tim Hortons) would be paying top dollar to acquire Popeyes raised some eyebrows. The $1.8 billion transaction — worth more than six times the chicken chain’s…read more →Read more...