06-20-2014 Economic Issues
Published in Restaurant Business newsletter
"Success is never final," said Lon Southerland of Marriott International. But for one afternoon, he and three other foodservice professionals—from convenience stores to hotels—were honored for their innovative and, in some cases, aggressive takes on reaching consumers’ palates.
The restaurant industry of your future may look and feel much like the restaurant industry of your past, according to new research from the National Restaurant Association, but familiarity isn’t likely to make the business any easier.
We’ve all heard the mantra, "location, location, location." But is finding just the right spot in just the right neighborhood still the prime factor in opening a restaurant? Here are some tricks to keep in mind when scouting your next location.
Optimizing your food and labor costs with a back office solution is crucial in order to remain competitive today, but navigating back office systems can be a complex process. By becoming informed of the latest industry news and information, you can keep your business running efficiently and smoothly.
Consumers today are getting smart about their health, and your guests expect to see healthy choices alongside the not-so-healthy ones. As they wise up, it’s important for you—and for your business—to stay abreast of the latest trends to keep them satisfied and coming back for more.