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Reality Check

Peter Romeo

The musings of Editor-at-Large Peter Romeo.

Marketing

3 sleeper trends restaurateurs shouldn’t miss

Here's what's simmering while the industry is busy summering.

Operations

Re-thinking the delivery model

Shake Shack might’ve just played disruptor for everyone. And that’s not the only change remaking the fast-growth sector.

Incoming CEO David Gibbs and outgoing chief Greg Creed are, by their own admissions, very different sorts of business leaders. Here’s how they differ.

Are they likely to succeed in snagging attention and sales? Decide for yourself.

The partners say they’re creating a new model for developing and growing restaurant concepts. Here’s why they’re giving that new approach a try.

The chain has been a habitual top performer in casual dining, a segment with far more downs than ups in recent years. What is it doing that competitors don’t?

I should be participating in a press event that intends to tie use of the tip credit to slavery. But it wouldn't have me.

At the six-month mark, critical forces have clearly emerged. Here’s a sampling.

Fight for $15 and its deep-pocketed backer pummeled the giant with accusations, damning research and celebrity endorsements.

Is it generating a net gain in transactions for the restaurant industry? Maybe not. But the chains doing it are seeing their sales, profits and transactions rise.

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