Posts Tagged "global restaurant trends"

The Top 100 Independent Restaurants in the US: Who’s In, Who’s Out

An analysis of the top 100 independent restaurants in the US reveals a few trends: steakhouses, for one, are among the highest-grossing chains. American-focused concepts are tops, too, generating as much as sales as seafood, French, and Spanish independents combined. But a look at how that list has changed since it was first published by Restaurant Business back in 2014…read more →Read more...

How Food Startups Are Re-Shaping The Way We Eat

With Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, new dietary habits shaping the way we eat, and whole new dining categories cropping up, it’s clear that the restaurant industry (and food, at large) is in flux. In a November webinar, CB Insights Senior Intelligence Analyst Zoe Leavitt delved further into new investment into F&B, along with the latest trends to attract investors….read more →Read more...

Four Ways Changing Consumer Preferences Are Impacting Restaurants

Changing consumer preferences impact every facet of the economy but perhaps none quite so much as restaurants. Urbanization is seeing more consumers move to cities — as a result, restaurants are creating prototypes with smaller footprints and newer ways of dining (grocery delivery, kiosks, etc.) are stealing share from the traditional sit-down models. A move toward healthier eats has made…read more →Read more...

October 2017 US Restaurant Labor Data

October 2017 US restaurant labor data was largely a mixed bag. While job growth outperformed expectations, wage growth slowed — though it’s important to note that hourly wages in the Leisure & Hospitality sector increased faster than the average of the private sector. Below, we take a further look at where employment and wages stand as of October 2017, along…read more →Read more...

How Restaurant Chains Are Using Tech to Engineer Convenience Into the Dining Experience

As quick-service and full-service restaurants continue fighting for market share from fast-casual players, they are increasingly turning to tech, unveiling mobile order apps, bill-splitting technologies, and delivery to engineer more convenience into the dining experience (and add to their bottom lines in the process). Still, not all chains are on board. In fact, entire segments (paging Casual Dining Restaurants) still…read more →Read more...

How Restaurants Have Confronted Tough Economic Periods

In times of crisis (whether brought on my natural disasters or economic uncertainty), restaurant survival is difficult enough. But thriving — as a handful of chains have — is even more remarkable. Recent history has revealed restaurant companies who have been able to do just that: improve sales and traffic while others in the industry suffer. Here, we highlight restaurant…read more →Read more...

The Factors Affecting the UAE Restaurant Industry

The United Arab Emirates (UAE), a federation of seven states, combines a rich history with thriving metropolitan areas — making it one of the Middle East’s most important economic centers. The owners, operators, and investors in UAE restaurant chains have reaped the rewards of its shifting demographics and its thriving economy has historically been linked to oil production and high…read more →Read more...

Restaurant Debt Ratios

The restaurant industry is a diverse one — and with so many different types of companies (large, small, franchised, company-owned, etc.), the indebtedness of chains varies widely. Investors often monitor this indebtedness to navigate the risks (and, in many cases, rewards) associated with the chains themselves. Recent bankruptcies further highlight the risks faced by equity holders when it comes to…read more →Read more...

A Roundup of Restaurant Inventory Management Software

Consumers are evolving faster than the supply chain, with inventory management becoming increasingly problematic for restaurant operators and those who invest in chains. And the more money a chain has tied up in inventory, the harder it is to get a handle on lowering food costs. Lately, though, a slew of restaurant inventory management software companies are trying to help,…read more →Read more...