How the polar vortex chilled restaurant sales

A look at Technomic data in the Chicago market shows how much the frigid weather hurt traffic.


Technomic Top 500 preview: Sales at country's biggest chains improved in 2018

The largest restaurant concepts proved resilient last year, while Chick-fil-A leapfrogged Burger King and Wendy's to become the fifth-largest chain and Panera Bread joined the top 10.

But prices, not traffic, continued to boost sales throughout the industry, according to the Technomic Chain Restaurant Index.

With Super Bowl Sunday fast approaching, where will consumers flock for wings?

Consumers favored familiar dishes with a twist in December. These seven stood out in Technomic’s monthly survey.

In this week’s episode of "A Deeper Dive," Technomic’s Joe Pawlak talks about restaurant sales in the coming year.

Keep an eye on these flavors and ingredients hitting the mainstream.

The originality of these limited-time items piqued consumer interest in November.

The social media channel boasts drool-worthy food photos, but how much does it impact restaurant choice?

Consumers are enticed by LTOs and interesting menu items, but that’s not the whole story.