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.

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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.

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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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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.

Managing customers online, tracking ROI among top concerns for restaurateurs

LivingSocial has released its "Restaurants Trends & Insights for 2015" report, which found that 68 percent of restaurateurs have limited marketing budgets and 49 percent of respondents have difficulty tracking ROI of marketing investments as their most significant marketing challenges.

Temkin Group gives Chick-fil-A and Papa John's high marks

Chick-fil-A and Papa John's deliver the best customer experience in the fast food industry, according to the 2015 Temkin Experience Ratings.

Foodservice jobs to increase 3.4% in 2015, outpacing total US job growth, NRA says

The National Restaurant Association's Chief Economist Bruce Grindy revealed his thoughts on the latest employment trends in a statement: "Despite the challenging winter weather conditions in parts of the country, restaurants continued to add jobs at a robust pace in...

Eating out is now 'a function of our daily lives,' study reveals

Technomic's New Consumer4Sight Group gathered data from 81,870 consumer foodservice occasions over one year to take a look at the 2015 landscape.

Restaurants expand payrolls despite winter storms

The National Restaurant Association's Chief Economist Bruce Grindy breaks down the latest employment trends.

New study forecasts 9.2 percent growth in fast food and home delivery market in UK

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Fast-Food & Home-Delivery Outlets Market Report 2015" study to its inventory.

Chick-fil-A, Papa Murphy's, Chipotle voted favorites in QSR study

Louisville, Colorado-based customer intelligence solutions provider Market Force Information released the results on its latest study on consumer's favorite quick-service restaurant chains. The study includes four food categories: pizza, Mexican fare, chicken and sandwiches.

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