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Technomic

Food

Chicken is surging, so long as it’s boneless

Concepts that serve chicken without bones have flourished, taking share at a time when the industry has stumbled, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Operations

How Golden Corral is bucking the buffet collapse

Consistent management helps the buffet chain flourish even as its competitors struggle.

In the second episode of Restaurant Business' "A Deeper Dive" podcast, Technomic Managing Principal Joe Pawlak talks about the companies that are doing well, and those that aren't, among the Top 500 restaurant chains.

With all the pizza competition out there, here’s how operators can capture a bigger slice of the pie.

Customers don’t get excited about the chain, according to recent data, and that’s an issue, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Big chains led the improvement as the industry had its strongest month of the year.

New data from Technomic reveals which brands consumers say are dropping the ball in service, ambiance, food, value and more.

Among all LSRs tracked, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers has the highest overall rating among women while Chick-fil-A has the highest overall rating among men.

In its annual state of the industry forecast, Technomic is predicting moderate growth in 2014 and 2015—mostly in limited-service restaurants.

Breakfast bowls have several selling points: They’re more adaptable to experimentation; they can be healthy or hearty; and they offer a perception of value.

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