This Week in Foodservice

Jerry Stiegler

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 sea of information. Jerry is a long-time member of the foodservice industry, whose experience includes working for Restaurants & Institutions magazine and FE&S.

Strong Employment Numbers Kick Off Positive Data, New Style C-Store Debuts, and Waiters Make a Comeback in Fast-Casual

This week we look at U.S. employment news from various sources, including healthy hiring by the foodservice industry, provide a look at the troublesome food commodity prices and a whole lot more.

Illinois to Require Food Handler Training, Seattle's Minimum Wage Concerns and More

This week we report some very good news from the National Restaurant Association, look at a first quarter that was even worse than first feared for the U.S. economy, discuss how Illinois will require training of all food handlers, examine the impact of a $15 an hour minimum wage on Seattle businesses and a whole lot more.

Technomic’s Forecast, Burger Market Is Big Business, Restaurant Unit Growth Continues and More

This Week In Foodservice looks at Technomic’s latest restaurant industry forecast, examines unit growth, reports on the size of the burger market and a whole lot more.

Top 500 Chains Sales Slow, Arby’s Rebranding, Darden May Lose Tax Breaks and More

A look at the Census Bureau’s advance sales estimates for May, Technomic’s analysis of chain growth in 2013, Arby’s brand revitalization and a whole lot more.

Activist Stockholders, Jobs Reports, Minimum Wage Opinions, and Much More

This week we report on the board room wars, provide a host of reports on the U.S. labor situation, share one view the affect of a $15 an hour minimum wage will have on restaurants, look at the effects the nasty winter had on foodservice and a whole lot more.

This Week in Foodservice Unpacks the Latest Economic Data, Research on Dining Segments and More

This Week In Foodservice covers the National Restaurant Association’s April research, provides reports on how family dining is doing well but casual restaurants are not, looks at a study that says corporations will be increasing their travel and entertainment budgets and a whole lot more.

NRA Show Recap, Chains Are Upgrading Serving Pieces, Menu Prices Will Rise and Much More

This Week In Foodservice recaps the National Restaurant Association’s Annual trade show, discusses the important role permanent ware plays in foodservice, looks ahead to menu prices, reports on the settlement of a US Foodservice suit, and a whole lot more.

 

Restaurant Workers Protests, Panera Bread's New Test Operations and Much More

This Week In Foodservice looks at the on-going fight for a $15 an hour minimum wage as well as unionization, reports on Panera Bread’s new test operation, plus the latest chain comparable store sales data and a whole lot more.

First Quarter Economic News Disappoints, Darden Breaks Up Olive Garden and Red Lobster and Much More

 

This Week In Foodservice reports on the latest government sales numbers for April, looks at some disturbing news regarding first quarter economic performance, provides an update on the Sysco/US Foods merger and reports on a variety of restaurant chain developments.

 

Uneven Economic and Business News Continues to Impact Foodservice

Lots to cover this week, including good news about April employment but some disappointing news about the economy. We also look at Sysco’s performance, comparable sales reports from 14 chains and a whole lot more.

The Many Faces of Foodservice Growth

This Week in Foodservice looks at which regions offer the most potential for restaurant growth, gives a report from the breakfast wars, gives the latest comparable store sales for more than a dozen chains and a whole lot more.