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What happens when the economy slows?

Stocks fell Tuesday amid economic concerns, which only adds to potential problems facing restaurants, says RB’s The Bottom Line.


A strong economy, but weak consumers

Despite low unemployment, real wages simply haven’t grown all that much, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Improving wages and tax cuts are yielding more spending, but consumers' lack of savings makes for a shaky foundation.

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

(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.

With the majority of consumers out of touch with the agricultural experience, Americans seem to be split over whether food production is headed in the right or wrong direction.

Which restaurant chains are valued most by Millennials for the brands’ social-responsibility efforts? Here’s a hint: Don’t waste a guess on Chipotle or Starbucks.

In an early assessment of what restaurants can expect for 2014, Technomic is forecasting a slight uptick in sales for limited-service outlets and bars, but no change for full-service establishments.

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