Operations

Operations

Restaurant Megatrends 2019: Restaurants Finally Create Healthier Work Cultures

9 hours ago

After a rough 2018, the restaurant industry has made some progress toward better employee treatment across the board.

Chains

Restaurant Megatrends 2019: Forget Main Street, It’s the Year of the Suburb

3 days ago

As they race to dominate in the market, third party delivery companies are targeting large, suburban markets to fuel expansion. National chain partnerships boosted these efforts in 2018 and will continue to drive growth in 2019.

Operations

Restaurant Megatrends 2019: Labor Crunch Determines In-Restaurant Changes

4 days ago

From sourcing smart technology integrations to managing staff more effectively, operators are rethinking how their restaurants are run in the face of rising labor costs and an ongoing war for industry talent.

Chains

Restaurant Megatrends 2019: Franchisees Assert Their Power Over Chains

5 days ago

Corporate initiatives and decision-making grab headlines, but a chain is only as strong as its operators. And they are angry.

Independents

Building a Restaurant Group With More Than One Project at a Time

2 weeks ago

Chefs moving into hotel restaurants aren’t tying themselves to one huge company but instead wielding influence in a number of different places. Here’s how L.A.’s Casey Lane handles several projects simultaneously while keeping his own brand intact.

Food

Great Restaurants Probably Won’t Save UK Malls

2 weeks ago

The state of UK retail is only slightly weaker than that of the country's weak chain restaurant industry. Neither is going to save the other any time soon.

Operations

U.S. Restaurants and Bars Added 40,000 Jobs in December

2 weeks ago

While the number of added jobs continues to increase in the industry (which is a great sign of growth), longterm staff retention at restaurants is another obstacle to overcome.

Marketing

4 Lessons From Landmark Restaurants

3 weeks ago

Old-school establishments might not have the same veneer as recent buzzy venues, but their longevity alone can teach valuable lessons that can help beyond the fickleness of trends.

Operations

Daniel Patterson Tries to Change the Rules for Building a Restaurant Empire

4 weeks ago

The last year has offered a lot of teaching moments and introspection for restaurateurs. Umbrellas like Daniel Patterson’s Alta Group are tackling big issues like closing the pay gap and supporting racial and gender equity, one restaurant at a time.

Chains

The Top Restaurant Mergers and Acquisitions Deals of 2018

1 month ago

Short story: It was good to be a coffee chain this year.

Food

11 Moments That Mattered for the Restaurant Industry in 2018

1 month ago

From mergers to leadership changes to loss, 2018 was filled with news that kept us on our toes. Here are the stories that had the biggest impact.

Operations

Wages Still a Challenge for Restaurant Operators Despite Higher Average Checks

1 month ago

Higher average checks have offset increased wage demands to an extent this year. But with many experts predicting a slowdown in the economy, restaurants are going to have to find another way.