10 takeaways from the National Restaurant Association Show
The four-day event brought us a major focus on robots and other technologies, plant-based meat and strategies to find lost sales. And everything was about efficiency.
When tragedy forces a marketing pause
Marketing Bites: Ladd Biro, founder of restaurant-centric public relations firm Champion Management, talks about the importance of mindful marketing when devastation strikes.
Inflation taking its toll on some consumers, but not others
The Bottom Line: On Thursday, Macy’s said its consumers were fine, while Burlington said its consumers were not, showing that inflation is first taking its toll on lower-income customers.
The James Beard Awards return from the pandemic with an equity makeover
The awards, widely considered the “Oscars of the food world,” took a two-year pause to try to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive to give more chefs access to the potentially career-changing prize.
Off-premise diners continue to fall for third-party apps
Tech Check: A report from DoorDash shows that the big apps are increasingly becoming consumers’ chosen method for finding and ordering food to-go.
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