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March delivered good news for the restaurant industry once the crippling effect of an unusually cold winter ended. Same-store sales growth was 0.7 percent for March, a strong 1.4 percent improvement from the -0.7 percent reported for February and …
According to new research from Mintel Menu Insights, the use of "organic" on restaurant menus has declined by 28 percent from 2010 to 2013. Organic continues to be the leading ethical claim on menus, however. "The reality is that organic foods are …
Have burger chains reached their peak?Burger chains have finally reached maturity as limited-service burger segment sales contracted in 2013, according to Technomic. Although the burger chains in the 2014 Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report tallied U.S. sales of more than $72 …
Nikki Baird to give keynote on privacy at CONNECT summitNetworld Media Group announced today that Nikki Baird, managing partner with Retail Systems Research (RSR), has joined the speaker roster for its 2014 CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit, which will convene on August 18–20 this year in Chicago …
More than six years after the start of the Great Recession, the number of private sector jobs finally surpassed its pre-recession peak in March, according to preliminary figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The private sector added a net 192 …
Entrepreneur's 35th annual Franchise 500 list once again featured numerous restaurant brands, with Subway coming in at No. 3, behind leader Anytime Fitness and Hampton Hotels. Subway's investment costs are listed between $85.7K and $262.9K. The …
Research from a new study proves that grilled cheese sandwiches don't just belong in kids' meals. In celebration of National Grilled Cheese Month, Cheeseboy, a multi-unit grilled cheese restaurant concept, released findings from its inaugural …
Snagajob has announced results from its 2014 Summer Hiring Survey of 250 employers responsible for hiring hourly employees in the retail, hospitality and foodservice industries. According to a news release, 39 percent of the respondents represent …
Ranch flavor is the top ready-to-use dressing flavor shipped to foodservice outlets, reports The NPD Group. According to a news release, Ranch holds double the share of dollars and units shipped than blue cheese dressing, which holds the number two …
Despite an increased focus on loyalty apps and loyalty programs by many big-name restaurant brands in recent months, plenty of opportunities remain in the loyalty space. According to a new study from Deloitte, just 25 percent of consumers consider …
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