03-25-2015 Business Trends
Published in Restaurant Business Daily
A call to action was sounded from the main stage at the Restaurant Leadership Conference to protect restaurant franchising from a regulatory reinterpretation widely seen by the industry as a potentially lethal threat to that mode of development.
Newness definitely figured into the choices. The compilation—the places aren’t ranked—includes 42 places that opened in 2014 and one that entered the business this year. California dominated with 22 restaurants.
While “millennial” was one of the top buzzwords of the Restaurant Leadership Conference last week, much of the conversation revolved around how this demographic interacts with brands—which means technology.