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Restaurants unlikely to find relief under Biden's supply-chain remedies

The president's plan addresses only one problem afflicting the pipeline, and that's not enough, according to RB's Reality Check.

Leadership

Supply chain execs get more respect—and pay, study finds

A survey of procurement specialists also points to renewed respect for purchasing and distribution functions.

The burger chain said same-store sales were down just 1.9% for May.

As restaurants scale back or stop operations, the demand for supplies continues to rise in retail.

Don Crocker moves up to chief development officer, and Chris Held joins the Buffalo Wild Wings parent as chief supply officer.

Operators are keeping an eye on food costs and the possible effects on consumer spending.

Whether on-premise or off, catering can be a lucrative extension of your brand. But just as with the in-restaurant dining arena, the economic downturn has changed the rules of the game. Corporate events and high-ticket expense account dining have dried up. Weddings and other social events are smaller in size and budget. Fancy and formal are out; casual, creative and flexible are in. Caterers' new marching order: Do more with less—a lot less.

Like other aspects of the industry, the smoothie segment has been impacted by the economy.

To paraphrase the Gershwins, “You say panini, I say panino...” Technically, if you’re making just one of these popular Italian-style grilled sandwiches, it’s a panino; more than one, it’s panini. No matter what you call them, you need a dedicated grill to make a panino or panini the right way.

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD (August 13, 2012)—School Nutrition Association’s (SNA) 2012 Back to School Trends Report shows that school foodservice professionals...

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