GrubHub launches app for Apple Watch

GrubHub, an online and mobile food ordering and delivery service, today launched its Seamless App for Apple Watch. The company will also release a GrubHub app for Apple Watch in the near future.

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The 'Fight for 15': Workers and restaurants battle for minimum wage

An already contentious issue, organizations including the International Franchise Association, the Service Employees International Union and others drafted statements explaining how they think the wage campaign will impact the industry.

Back to the future: 6 innovative technologies saving restaurants money and changing the industry

The restaurant of the future is here, with technological innovations that enable faster, more efficient and more profitable operations than ever.

Why digital ordering is a 'must have' for your restaurant

It's a race to the top for both fast casuals and QSRs latching on to the potential digital ordering can offer.

This gay-marriage thing isn't going away: what your restaurant needs to consider when taking a stance

With increasing support for and legalization of gay marriage among the majority of Americans, particularly millennials, it's worth considering how engaging in controversial issues like this one will impact your restaurant.

Where’s the beef: Restaurants experimenting with lean proteins

The trend of consumers embracing lean proteins is one that many restaurants are embracing in an effort to help offset the cost of beef, which increased 25 percent last year.

We spent February talking about these five stories

What topics generated the most heat during February's deep freeze?

Are grocery and c-stores a threat or opportunity for fast casual restaurants?

While new offerings may put some grocery stores and c-stores in direct competition with fast casual brands, new partnerships also present new opportunities for fast casual brands to reach new audiences and new markets.

Despite sales growth, is tough sledding ahead for the fast casual segment?

The fast casual segment continues to outperform other segments of the restaurant industry. But will it be able to keep up the pace?

6 must-do strategies attracting millennial diners

Want a piece of millennials $1.7 trillion in spending power? Here are six ways you can grab it.

North Dakota oil boom spurs fast casual restaurant growth

Thanks at least in part to its energy sector, it makes sense for North Dakota to be on the radar for restaurant developers.

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Datassentials releases appetizer trends report

The research, which found that 85 percent of all restaurants serve some form of an appetizer, consists of information on what appetizers consumers want the most and what operators are doing about it.

Datamonitor predicts high-fiber fad will replace protein trend in 5 years

The firm also expects consumers to abandon fad diets in favor of enjoying all of the food groups in moderation.

U.S. Hispanics restaurant visits, spending outpacing non-Hispanics, study says

The U.S. Hispanic population's overall restaurant visits outpaced its population growth, research says.

Technomic releases consumer ratings, demographics report

Technomic's has unveiled its Consumer Narrative comprised of more than 7.5 million consumer ratings compiled within Technomic's Consumer Brand Metrics (CBM).

Chipotle reports revenue increase despite pork shortage

Chipotle saw a 20-percent increase in revenue for Q1.

U.S. consumers spending more on restaurants than groceries

Restaurant spending experienced a recent surge that is causing grocery stores to lose ground with U.S. shoppers.

Encourage Millennial spending with healthy fare, good deals, study says

Their biggest complaints, according to the research, are that restaurants are too expensive, that it's cheaper to eat at home and that they feel better about cooking at home because it's healthier and tastes better.

Fast casual success attributed to speed, cost, nutrition

The fast casual sector has grown by more than 550 percent since 1999, and Americans spent more than $21 billion at fast casual stores in 2014.

Taxpayers picking up $9 billion tab due to low restaurant wages, study says

The release of the report comes a day before the National Restaurant Association's annual lobby day on Capitol Hill.

Q1 same-stores sales growth best since recession, study says

Dallas, Texas-based TDn2K, provider of workforce, sales and social data for the restaurant industry, reported that Q1 final results for its "Restaurant Industry Snapshot" data for March show same-store sales growth of 2.8 percent, the best for the industry since the recession.

Networld EVP recognized as 'corporate visionary' in Folio: awards

Folio: will recognize honorees on June 8 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.

NRF: Obama overtime proposal 'will likely harm managers' career paths'

The organization conducted a new survey and determined, based on its results, that the proposal will undermine the quality of customer service the industry is able to provide.

32% of Americans never tried sushi, Pei Wei survey says

Fast casual wok-based concept Pei Wei released its national survey results detailing attitudes and behaviors toward sushi.

McDonald's is who's on first, Starbucks runs to second, Technomic report says

Starbucks surpassed Subway to become the No. 2 restaurant chain in U.S. sales with McDonald's coming in second, according to USA Today's article on Technomic's "2015 Top 500 Chain Report."

Bigger not always better, Technomic study says

Technomic released results regarding the 500 largest restaurant chains in the United States, which found that the restaurants accelerated their cumulative sales to a 4 percent increase growth in 2014, totaling an estimated $274.4 billion.

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