Tag: megatrends

Marketing

Restaurant Megatrends 2019: Google’s Domination of Local Discovery Is Almost Complete

3 weeks ago

The evolution of Google’s Search and Maps products from web-centric to IRL have made searching, booking, and navigating to restaurants a seamless experience and handed Google the lion's share of local discovery.

Design

Restaurant Megatrends 2019: Product Development Looks to Consumers’ Micro-Feedback

3 weeks ago

There’s no doubt that competitive markets require businesses to continually strive to meet consumer demands if they’re to remain relevant. Companies that provide restaurant-supporting software are no exception to this rule. Incorporating consumer feedback on a micro level has proven to be a successful approach to product development.

Operations

Restaurant Megatrends 2019: Blockchain Brings Transparency to Sourcing… If Restaurants Care

3 weeks ago

Blockchain has the potential to massively aid in identifying issues along a supply chain, but its real world applications are still being tested and validated, and large scale impacts still stand to be seen.

Independents

Restaurant Megatrends 2019: Front of the House Hospitality Seriously Ups Its Game

3 weeks ago

After years of spotlighting the kitchen, front of house is rightfully getting its moment in the spotlight.

Strategy

Restaurant Megatrends 2019: The Battle for Loyalty Takes Place on Multiple Fronts

4 weeks ago

For restaurants, loyalty is not just a service to thank repeat customers. It’s an incredibly effective data acquisition strategy that is an increasingly vital component of any restaurant’s operations, from discount-driven chains to fine dining experiences.

Operations

Restaurant Megatrends 2019: Lines Between Meal Times Have Been Erased

4 weeks ago

Instead of narrowly segmenting service into dayparts, restaurants are thinking more fluidly, to all-day menus and creative late-night service.

Operations

Restaurant Megatrends 2019: Restaurants Finally Create Healthier Work Cultures

4 weeks 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month ago

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

Independents

The Megatrends Defining Restaurants in 2019

1 month ago

Consider this your essential industry cheat sheet for 2019.

Independents

Restaurant Megatrends 2018: A New Kind of Big Money Can Remake Independent Restaurants

1 year ago

Big opens need big money in destinations where real estate and talent come with big price tags. The professionalization of this restaurant investment community was the logical next step.