Posts Tagged "Restaurant Industry Trends"

The Restaurant Recession Is Overblown

There’s been a lot of chatter around a so-called “restaurant recession” recently. The phrase really took off in July 2016, when analyst Paul Westra warned that the U.S. was on the brink of a “restaurant recession,” offering a bearish report on the industry and downgrading 11 restaurant stocks. A number of other analysts, along with the media and industry execs, took…read more →Read more...

25 Scary Things Keeping Restaurant CEOs Awake at Night

One thing is for certain – there’s a lot more uncertainty in the world today. And it’s having an impact on not just the economy around the world, but the restaurant business and sleeping habits of restaurant CEOs forced to contend with increasingly complex challenges brought on by globalization and modernization. So, let’s take a look at just 25 of…read more →Read more...

How to Diagnose a Restaurant Brand Identity Crisis

With today’s disruptive technologies and evermore competitive forces factoring into the planning calculus for modern restaurant success, brand leaders are pressed even harder to continuously adapt to stay relevant, or die off. Most companies know that a brand is not a “one and done” investment, rather an ever-evolving demonstration of present-day relevance; while at once honoring the history of the…read more →Read more...

7 Essential Labor Optimization Strategies

While the $15 minimum wage debate and new overtime rulings in the United States dominate pundit panels on business talk shows and in the pages of trade publications, the worry among restaurateurs that labor costs will climb swiftly in the coming years is not confined to America. It’s a worldwide concern that will usher in sweeping changes for the global…read more →Read more...

The Restaurant POS is Dead

Yesterday’s Restaurant POS is Dead; Here’s Why… The digital revolution has been well underway for a few years, but it’s now evolving and affecting the restaurant industry in exciting ways few would have thought possible.  Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your line of work), the old clunker POS (Point of Sale) system of yesterday has finally acknowledged and begrudgingly approved…read more →Read more...

Hotel F&B: Culinary Destinations

Culinary Destinations: Creating Food-Centric Reasons for Guests to Stay at Your Hotel As food becomes a bigger factor in global hospitality, F&B options are going to play an increasingly important role. People aren’t just going to go on vacation; they’re going to seek out the best eats at culinary destinations.Read more...

Restaurant Trend: Divergent Trading

There’s been a lot of conjecture that guests are “trading down” when it comes to eating out. That they are monitoring their wallets more and more, choosing to save money over enjoying the experience of a nice meal in a full service restaurant. But that’s not the full picture. What we’re seeing is not trading down. It’s divergent trading.Read more...

Food Trend: Celebrity Farmers

Celebrity status will move one link further up the food chain and the Celebrity Chef will soon share the limelight with a new genre of celebrity; the Celebrity Farmer in this new food trend.Read more...

Forks Over Knives

The western diet is costing billions per year. Every fast food restaurant in America combined post annual revenues of $170 billion. The cost of treating obesity alone is $120 billion annually. When you add in the costs to tax payers for agricultural subsidies that perpetuate our food system, the cost of heart disease, stroke, etc., we are spending mountains more…read more →Read more...
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