Threat of restaurant-data regulation grabs the focus at FSTEC

Day One of the foodservice tech conference takes a hard look at who should control consumer information—and why the industry needs to come up with an answer.


Technomic: Sales rose 2.6% in August

But the sales came from higher prices as the industry continues to face traffic challenges.

Consumers rate limited-service brands on off-premise food quality, taste and visual appeal.

Restaurant chains improved sales and traffic, led by quick-service and fast-casual concepts.

Emerging ingredients, flavors and products can help operators refresh the menu.

These limited-time offers grabbed attention this summer.

The delivery provider has also launched a service letting customers order ahead and pick it up at the restaurant for free.

Operators shouldn’t jeopardize business by wooing younger consumers to the exclusion of older diners.

The data firms will combine forces to provide more granular data on who is visiting restaurants and when.

Consumers are imbibing, but alcohol preferences are changing.

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