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Restaurant Performance Index Hits 102 in June

Sixty-four percent of foodservice operators have made a capital expenditure purchase in the past six months, according to the National Restaurant Association.

Consumer Traffic and Spending Increases at Restaurants

Despite improvements, QSR and family dining segments continue to hold the restaurant industry back.

The Joy of 6: Key Trends Shaping the Foodservice Industry in 2015

With half of 2015 in the books, Chicago-based research firm Technomic took stock of the market forces and menu trends emerging in the foodservice industry and pinpointed six key trends impacting the foodservice industry. 

Trend Alert: The Growth of Foodservice Hobbyists, Community-Driven Concepts, Customization and Veggies

At Technomic's annual Trends & Directions Conference in Chicago, representatives from the research firm did what they do best: outlined a handful of trending topics and backed them up with supporting data, an economic overview and even more data. Here's a look at a few factors that will influence the foodservice industry in the coming year.

Restaurant Performance Index Hits 102.3 in May

Restaurant industry remains in expansion mode despite softer same-store sales and customer traffic levels.

Restaurant Industry Sales Expected to Increase in 2015

Technomic projects 1.5 percent increase over 2014 levels.

Remembering James Little

What Integrated Project Delivery Means for the Foodservice Industry

With the principles of lean design and construction catching on in foodservice design, designers and kitchen equipment contractors need to work more efficiently with architects and other members of the project team. One approach that is growing in popularity is integrated project delivery.

Two Huge Places For Contamination and How to Stop It

Written by Emily Mirren, Communications Officer, Spaceman USA

Ice machines and commercial soft-serve machines must be carefully maintained to ensure the safety of patrons.

Foodservice Industry Continues to Battle for Market Share

Sales increase despite visits remaining flat.

First Watch Hatches Acquisition of The Egg & I