Technomic talks the state of the restaurant industry

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.


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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.

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Consumers increasingly expect loyalty programs at limited-service restaurants, and women are key to driving membership usage. New Technomic research unveils six things women in particular want from an LSR rewards program.

Consumer preferences are changing when it comes to in-restaurant tech and online services.

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