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.
This week we discuss a number of pleasant surprises including in the NRA’s January Performance Index, the latest restaurant unit growth data and the number of independent burger restaurants.
This week we report on the minimum wage battle and the government’s speed bump on the path for the US Foods/Sysco merger and a whole lot more.
This week we look at retail sales numbers, examine the role of bad weather on the industry’s performance, look at a growing problem for small pizza operators and much more.
This week we crunch the latest employment numbers, check in on casual dining via the Knapp-Track report, look at the only foodservice segment that grew last year according to NPD, and a whole lot more.
This week we look at where the U.S. economy stands one month into the year, review a soft December as reported by the National Restaurant Association, cover Sysco's financial performance, and a whole lot more.
This week we compare the National Restaurant Association's 2014 Forecast to Technomic's updated numbers and explore the significance of a variety of foodservice-related economic indicators.
This week we take a look at December retail sales and how restaurants fared last month and for all of 2013. We will also look at the affect improved service has on fast food sales, and much more.
This week we take a look at December sales from casual dining chains, an overview of employment data and explore reports that operators may be nervous over the Sysco acquisition of U.S. Foods. We will also take a look at two chains' different franchising strategies and much more.
The National Restaurant Association kicks off 2014 with positive industry news, the Wall Street Journal looks for an improving jobs picture in the New Year, white table cloth restaurants hire only the best for wait staff and much more in This Week in Foodservice.
This week the November U.S. Department of Commerce sales numbers bring good news for restaurants. And we take a look at the KnappTrack report on casual dining restaurants, U.S. chains operating in Africa and much more.
How would a $15 per hour minimum wage affect the restaurant industry? Well, the answer depends on who you ask. This week we explore several different theories while taking a look at a variety of other economic indicators and foodservice-related developments.