How climate change may affect consumer dining decisions

Technomic's Take: More than half of operators were affected by extreme weather last year, a number bound to increase. But how will consumers respond? Is extreme weather the new craveability?


Subway says it continues to generate sales growth

The sandwich giant, which is looking for a buyer, said its same-store sales increased 9.3% in North America in the first half of 2023.

The state's restaurant association is encouraging restaurants to help their state's industry by continuing to buy meals amid hellish temperatures.

The Bottom Line: Average unit volumes have not kept pace with inflation over the past three years. Unless you're a really big restaurant chain.

The chain told financial analysts that economic uncertainty is dampening traffic across the full-service sector, and it isn't certain when the downturn will end.

A Deeper Dive: R.J. Hottovy, head of analytical research for the data firm, joins the podcast to discuss the state of industry sales and traffic.

The fast-food sandwich chain, which is on the market, says its same-store sales increased 11.7% in North America in the first quarter.

The Bottom Line: Sonic, pizza delivery chains and bone-in chicken concepts—outside of Wingstop, that is—saw sales slow down last year. Here’s what happened.

The Bottom Line: Margins took a hit last year and inflation remains a concern. But a new survey says most franchise operators are optimistic. Here’s why.

The family-dining chain is also building its catering business through more aggressive sales efforts, with plans to hit the $100 million mark by July.

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