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Restaurant Performance Index Declined in August

Restaurant operators report softer sales and traffic levels. 

Restaurant Catering 101: First Steps for Foodservice Designers

Catering sales at restaurants are way up, according to a just-released study by Technomic. Sales for both consumer social and business catering — meaning drop-off catering platters at office buildings and other business-related locations — has increased 20 percent to a whopping $52.3 billion since 2012.

Taco Bell Makes a Run for Urban Markets

The quick-serve giant's cantina style restaurants will serve liquor and tapas-style menu items. 

Fuller Blasts to Leadership Position with Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Former Johnny Rockets executive assumes leadership position with the coffee and tea-based concept. 

Restaurant Performance Index Rose in July

The National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) hit 102.7 in July, an increase of 0.7 percent from June. This marks the RPI’s first gain in three months. Any reading in excess of 100 means a period of expansion among the index of key restaurant industry indicators.

Micro Matic Purchases Valpar

Consumers Continue to Explore Culinary Diversity

American consumers place value on authentic experiences and restaurants specializing in individual cuisines.

Emerging Trends in School Foodservice

Fresh. Healthy. Scratch cooking. These buzz words dominate today’s school foodservice industry. But what impact can these trends have on operations that were doing little more than heating and serving meals until now? Read on to find out.

Equipment and Supplies Sales Increase 5.1 Percent in the Second Quarter

MAFSI members project a 4.3 percent sales increase in the third quarter.

The Impact of Service on Total Cost of Ownership

"Total cost of ownership" represents one of the foodservice equipment industry's most ubiquitous and misunderstood terms.

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.