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Joe Carbonara

Excellence in Experience

In addition to projecting slow but real growth for the foodservice industry in 2018, The NPD Group outlined a handful of attributes that will affect the way consumers use foodservice. Specifically, NPD predicts consumers will remain strapped for time, embrace digital ordering even more and strive to develop a closer relationship with their couches.

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Juan Martinez

Eye on Efficiency

If your new year’s resolution has fallen by the wayside not that the calendar has turned to February, never fear. It is always a good time to explore new experiences and new opportunities to make a difference in the foodservice industry.

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Jerry Stiegler

Restaurant Sales Flat in January, Sales Growth Among Largest Chains Slowed, and the Number of U.S. Restaurants Dipped

U.S. retail sales declined in January while restaurant sales were flat. Rising government price indexes raise fears of higher inflation and interest rates. Technomic reports sales growth among the 500 largest restaurant chains slowed for the second consecutive year. The number of restaurants in the U.S. declined last year. These stories and whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.

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Restaurant industry veteran charged with expanding the emerging chain's presence.

Rock & Brews introduced Mike Reynolds as CEO for the restaurant and entertainment concept co-founded by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of the rock band KISS.

A 30-year veteran of the restaurant industry, Reynolds most recently served as chief development officer for Robeks Corporation. His background also includes serving as co-founder and senior vice president/general manager for Big City Bagels, Inc.; business development director for Arby's; and, as director of brand development for Grand Met Burger King/Häagen-Dazs.

"Rock & Brews is taking off, and Mike Reynolds has the unique combination of talent and experience that will help us further expand the brand," said Stanley and Simmons in a joint statement. "Our World Tour has begun and Mike will carefully select multi-unit franchise partners to take on large territories as we grow."

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