- Published: January 3, 2017
- Written by By Bill Kelly, Kelly-Mincks
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.
Dickey’s starts 2017 moving full steam ahead after reaching its 75-year milestone last year. Watch for Dickey’s to stake out territory on the international front this year, plus continue expansion at a steady 12-stores-per-month pace.
U.S. retail sales were almost flat in November but restaurants sales increased. One source speculates that consumers are still going to restaurants but avoiding major chains. Knapp-Track sales data remains consistently negative. Menu prices continue to increase.
Restaurant insights from a trip to Mexico
Foodservice executive picked for Trump’s cabinet. Foodservice traffic goes negative in the third quarter. Chipotle will try and restore good service as move to recover. McDonald’s will reintroduce their McCafe concept next year. These stories and a whole lot more this week in foodservice.
Are healthier fast-food chains the wave of the future? Technomic reduces its estimated restaurant sales growth in 2016 and 2017. Foodservice operators doubled the number of people hired in November from October. Technology isn’t going to save restaurants.
Articulate your company’s vision and how potential new hires can be a part of that success.
Readers tell us they still find the directory issue a useful and welcome tool.
Tom and Dana Lawson established Earnest Ventures Inc. (EVI) in 1995. Based in Glenelg, Md., EVI specializes in multi-unit restaurants, national and regional chain work, and independent food groups from coast to coast. Tom has been working in the restaurant equipment business for more than 35 years. He and Dana make it a priority to work closely with owners and chefs to create meaningful partnerships.
Stories worth another look: Consumers ate out on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. The Department of Labor’s new rules on overtime pay were put on hold by a federal judge. Dunkin’ Donuts to de-emphasize food sales and push beverages.
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