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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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Hooters' franchisee prepares to enter the fast-casual segment's better burger business.

Multi-concept operator Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOTR) reached an agreement to acquire BGR: The Burger Joint, a better burger concept that primarily serves the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. markets. The deal is expected to close around March 15, 2015.

BGR is a better burger concept with a menu that focuses on its proprietary blend of Prime, dry-aged burgers grilled over an open flame. BGR has 9 corporate owned locations, 11 franchises including 1 international location in Kuwait, and more than 80 franchise locations under development agreement almost equally split between domestic and international markets, according to a company release. BGR's senior management and operations team have agreed to remain with the fast-casual concept.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Chanticleer Holdings owns and operates restaurant brands in the United States and internationally. The company is a franchisee owner of Hooters restaurants in international markets including Australia, South Africa, and Europe, and two Hooters restaurants in the United States. The Company also owns and operates American Burger Co. and owns a majority interest in Just Fresh restaurants in the U.S.

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