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.

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.

Mixed Results in Economic Data, McDonald's Soft Quarter, Several Chains Announce New Partnerships and Strategies

This Week in Foodservice: Mixed Results in Economic Data, McDonald’s Soft Quarter, Several Chains Announce New Partnerships and Strategies

Fine Dining’s Comeback, Concerns for the Burger Segment, Minimum Wage Hike Talk and More

This week we report on positive restaurant industry sales for March, discuss a negative demographic trend, explore news of a flat burger market, celebrate fine dining’s comeback and a whole lot more.

Economic Census Shows Foodservice Growth, the Number One Chicken Chain and More

This week we explore some early numbers from the 2012 U.S. Economic Census, report on the latest employment data including foodservice hiring, look at how the National Restaurant Association won a battle in the U.S. House of Representatives but may not win the war, reveal the number one chicken chain and a whole lot more.

How Does McD’s Double Burger King’s Sales, CKE CEO Talks New Overtime Rules and Much More

This week we analyze the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index, look at the GDP results, provide a response by a restaurant industry leader to the president’s call for new rules on overtime and much more.

Pizza’s Continuing Popularity, Wendy’s Might Be Second Biggest Burger Chain and More

This week we look at the pizza market’s fascinating evolution, report on the continuing controversy over wages in the foodservice industry, explore restaurant industry employee turnover and much more.

Commerce Dept.'s Surprisingly Positive Advance Sales Numbers, Obama Administration Reviewing Overtime Rules and More

This Week In Foodservice covers the Department of Commerce's positive advance sales numbers for February, looks at higher food prices, reports on strong hiring trends in the foodservice industry and much more.

The Polar Vortex Put a Deep Freeze on Restaurant Sales but Hiring Remains Strong in Foodservice

This Week In Foodservice reports on the effect winter weather might have on restaurant sales, reviews all the employment news from “jobs Friday”, finds restaurants remain in a hiring mode and much more.