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Restaurants added 17,600 jobs last month

But the industry’s rate of hiring has slowed in recent months.

NRA: Restaurant Activity

The NRA's Restaurant Performance Index, a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S. restaurant industry, stood at 100.7 in...

Phil Roberts scores in a down market with new dishes. If operators have learned anything during the most recent economic slide, it’s that discounting food isn’t necessarily the answer to falling customer counts. In fact, forcing patrons to do something like using a coupon can have a negative effect on their self-esteem.

The Coalition represents more than 1,000 trade associations, companies and advocacy groups. The letter urges the Administration to focus on the task of...

It is not just the dismal economy that is leaving restaurants trolling for customers—it’s the changing attitudes of customers themselves. A two-year study by NPD, the foodservice market research group, found that age demographics and dining-out frequency are shifting in surprising ways.

CHICAGO (January 29, 2010 - BUSINESS WIRE)—Restaurants and foodservice establishments serving up convenience are poised to do well in this post-recession...

TORONTO (June 9, 2010)—After four quarters of weakness, Canadian restaurant traffic grew modestly in the first quarter of 2010, up 2.3 per cent versus the...

(September 7, 2010-Miami Herald)—Lobsters nearly bankrupted Netuno USA, which explains the seafood importer's new fascination with cheap squid. When the...

When a product boasts the label “Made in America,” three out of five Americans feel a sense of national pride and are more likely to purchase the product. Adweek Media/Harris Poll surveyed 2,163 U.S. adults to understand how national pride advertising affects spending.

Restaurant Business’ ranking of restaurant operators—chains, independents and chefs—by social media activity.

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