The Restaurant Business editorial staff and industry experts weigh in on important topics and trends
Peter Romeo's Reality Check
Pat Cobe's Taste Tracker
Restaurants are piggybacking on the day’s bargain-hunting mania with some kind of deal—many of which extend throughout the weekend and the holiday season.
Kelly Killian's Consumer Beat
Sara Rush's Token Millennial
While there are certainly a number of back-end challenges when it comes to partnering with a delivery service, there’s another problematic area: loyalty.
When we first started brainstorming ideas for the cover of this month’s issue, we didn’t plan on featuring the president-elect…And then the results came in.
Justin Massa's Buzz Busters
Given the staggering increase in year-over-year sales, one might expect there to be a corresponding uptick of mentions of chocolate hazelnut spread on menus, but in fact the number of menus that mention chocolate hazelnut spread has remained right around 2 percent of all menus for the past year and a half.
“Artisanal toast is taking the nation by storm,” reads a recent headline from Eater.com. Meanwhile, Food Genius reports that less than 1 percent of nearly 60 million menu items mention the word “toast.” That’s quite a discrepancy. How can something that is supposedly taking the nation by storm be listed as a menu item less than 1 percent of the time?