Foodservice Opinions

Opinion pieces on the foodservice equipment and supplies industry from leaders and laymen from all aspects of the business, including dealers, distributors, design consultants and multi-unit operators.

Fast Food Workers Continue to Push for Higher Wages as Foodservice Is Named the Most Respected Industry in the U.S.

This Week In Foodservice reviews the fast food workers labor action last Thursday, reveals that foodservice is the most respected industry in the U.S., reports on advances in foodservice hiring and a whole lot more.

Channel Distribution Conflict in Foodservice

Channel conflict remains the subject of constant conversation in all corners of the foodservice industry. The nature of many business relationships among trading partners has changed in scope, eroding profit margins for some and vastly increasing them for others.

Mane Course

The headline to our piece on the Field Museum in Chicago might have been, "The Best Things in the Field Museum are no Longer Confined to the Basement." 

When Good Is Not Good Enough

During the depths of the recession, people would often joke that flat was the new up. In other words, if a company was not losing ground fiscally that was as good as gaining ground, given the challenging economic environment. Well, it's been a while since the recession ended and yet growth remains hard to come by for the foodservice industry.

Planning for Food Safety Is No Accident

September is National Food Safety Month. This is a great time to refresh our knowledge of HACCP Guidelines, what these mean to us as foodservice professionals, and the proper techniques to build an in-house food safety plan.

Fast-Casual Juggernaut Might Be Stuttering, Problems Face Single-Item Restaurants and More

New data from Technomic suggests fast-casual restaurants may face some challenges, July housing stats are mostly positive, some observers have a negative view of one-item restaurants, and a whole lot more.

Operators Concerned about Sysco Merger, Unit Growth Flat and More

 

Consumers kept a tight grip on their wallets in July, according to the U.S. Commerce Department but restaurant sales kept chugging along. Also, the NPD Group provides an update on unit growth while another study finds foodservice management optimistic about the future though they expressed some concerns about the Sysco/US Foods merger.

McDonald's Facing Global Challenges, Sysco's Encouraging Financials and Much More

This Week In Foodservice takes a quick look at how the economy performed in the first half of 2014, finds Sysco’s financials encouraging, reports on what’s going on at McDonald’s, finds a glimmer of hope in Knapp-Track info, looks at how important retirees are to restaurants, plus a whole lot more, including over a dozen new comparable store sales reports.

A Surprising Ruling May Change Chain Operations, Impact of California's Minimum Wage Bump and Much More

This Week In Foodservice reports on a ruling that could result in major changes for franchised restaurants, gives an overview of the NRA’s June performance index, looks at the success of Taco Bell’s breakfast advertising, sees the impact of the minimum wage increase in California, and a whole lot more including more than half a dozen major chains comparable store sales reports

Recycled Glass…

Although I am no expert on sustainability, it seems to me that that the best kind of recycled glass is that made from the shards of a glass ceiling.

Time, Temperature, Trends: CDN Reflects on 30 Years of Lessons Learned

When someone asks us to describe CDN, the first thing we say is that we're a family-owned business. In fact, we're one of the few family-owned businesses left in the industry, and this shapes our culture, from the products we offer to the way we care for our customers. Every customer, big and small, is important to us.