Posts Tagged "global restaurant trends"

The Top Five GCC Food and Beverage Chains

While oil prices have led many to worry about the present and future state of the GCC food and beverage sector, analysts remain optimistic — and the Middle East’s F&B boom shows no signs of slowing. Spending cuts and an increase in oil prices are helping GCC states lower some of the world’s highest budget deficits, and the International Monetary…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...

Watch CEO Patrick Doyle Talk Domino’s Automated Delivery

Domino’s has been betting on technology for quite some time now, with CEO Patrick Doyle famously saying it’s “as much a tech company” as it is a pizza company. The chain continues to pioneer the use of technology throughout the industry, with Domino’s automated delivery now being tested in some markets. In a September 8 interview with CNBC’s Squawk Box,…read more →Read more...

How Restaurants Respond to Natural Disasters

As far as natural disasters go, Fall 2017 is off to a rough start. In August, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, stranding thousands in their homes, and leading to widespread flooding across densely populated areas like Houston. Just days later, the Category 5 Irma barreled toward Florida, leaving a wake of destruction in its path. Shortly after Irma destroyed…read more →Read more...

Who’s Who Among Public GCC Restaurant and Hospitality Companies

A slew of headlines have plagued the GCC in recent months — many related to poor economic conditions brought on by political issues and sagging oil prices. GCC restaurant stocks have been impacted but, despite the recent problems, the region (and the hospitality sector in particular) continues to experience growth, making it a burgeoning location for both homegrown concepts and…read more →Read more...

The Largest Restaurant Acquisitions of the Past Two Decades

In 2015, estimates pegged the value of restaurant mergers and restaurant acquisitions (M&A) in the US at roughly $120.8 billion, jumping 58% from the previous record the prior year. In 2016, the value of those deals was down some 23%, but the number of deals was up, with restaurant deals comprising 1.1% of all (13,142) M&A deals. Between 2004 and…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...

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...