Retail, Restaurant Sales Both Soft in August, Papa John’s at Risk of Closing Some Stores and Starbucks Plans for “Greener” Stores
- Published: September 18, 2018
- Written by Jerry Stiegler
This Week in Foodservice provides a high-level summary of the economic data, financial news, menu updates and numerous other statistical packages and developments that impact foodservice operators, consultants, dealers, manufacturers, reps and service agents. In his weekly blog, Jerry Stiegler aggregates key industry data through his infamous Green Sheet and provides some brief analysis that will help foodservice professionals navigate the information. Jerry is a long-time member of the foodservice industry, whose experience includes working for Restaurants & Institutions magazine and FE&S.
The National Restaurant Association’s performance index showed a moderate gain in June. Gross Domestic Product grew by more than 4.0 percent in the second quarter. A $5 price seems to strike a chord with consumers. Chick-fil-A tests the meal kit business. McDonald’s reports mixed results. Physicists prove brick ovens make the best pizza. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.