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.

New Employment Numbers Stumble, Burger 21 Opens Bar and Much More

New hiring stumbles badly in May. The NRA reported restaurants turned in a good performance in April as operators continue to invest. Burger 21 introduced a new restaurant with a full-service bar. McDonald’s Australia opened a new restaurant to test different types of French fries. Starbucks is introducing a line of cold beverages that will be the foundation for a new “cold bar.” These stories and a whole lot more This Week In Foodservice. 

Healthcare Foodservice Rolls with the Changes

Ask healthcare foodservice professionals about some of the challenges that keep them up at night and they will try to tell you their businesses are much like other industry segments. And, in a sense, they are right.

Smallwares are Big Decisions with Senior Living

As the older adults in our communities and families continue to age, the challenge will be to provide them with the dining experience they want and the nutrition they need. As Baby Boomers move from assisted living to person-centered care facilities, dining trends will continue to change.

Managing a Successful Transition in Foodservice

When finding a trend that seems right for a specific foodservice operation, ensuring a smooth transition into the business represents a critical success factor.

Fast Food Fight: Value Menu Wars, Robots vs. Employees, New Designs Drive Sales

Who is winning the restaurant wars? Home sales are looking up. McDonald’s CEO doesn’t see robots affecting restaurant employment. Krystal says its new design is driving sales. Arby’s has a new smaller unit designed for expansion into urban areas. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.

Exceptions Lead to Action Items

Today’s restaurant industry is much more competitive than it has been in the past. Industry sales continue to grow, but at a much slower rate than in years past. As a result, oftentimes one operator’s growth comes at the expense of someone else. So in a very real sense, success today is much more about taking share from your competitor down the street and making sure every dollar you earn makes it to your bank account. Otherwise, you are just pouring dollars down the drain.

Check, Please…

A corollary in business might be: If you want to gain insight into a company’s culture, take a look at the way they treat their competition.