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Technomic's Take


This monthly feature tracks new and notable independent restaurant launches from around the country, as well as concepts that are exiting the industry. The goal is to showcase the creativity of operators across all segments and help readers follow their competition in specific markets. Send news of both openings and closings to Lisa Jennings at LJennings@winsightmedia.com.


Will surge pricing lead to a surge in revenue?

Technomic's Take: Many restaurant operators are considering dynamic pricing strategies. They should tread carefully.


Restaurants of the not-so-distant future are coming

Technomic's Take: Regulatory requirements, ESG goals and local weather patterns will be the key drivers of major innovation in these restaurants.

Technomic's Take: Women are far more likely to say they order from restaurants because they don't have the energy to cook. Here's how operators should respond to that need.

Technomic's Take: The outgoing chief executive of Firehouse Subs had an impact with his data-driven leadership and his willingness to be a mentor.

Technomic's Take: In assessing off-premises dining, there are some surprising results, including an increase in consumers eating meals from fine-dining restaurants in their cars.

Technomic's Take: Restaurants need to rethink their pricing strategy. While that may not mean lowering menu prices, there is one operator doing just that.

Technomic's Take: Large chain traffic growth is returning to pre-pandemic patterns, with expectations looking more like 2019 than 2021.

Technomic's Take: Restaurant menu price inflation continues to tick up. But consumers are showing few signs of cutting back on eating out.

Technomic's Take: Relenting on fees and providing a restaurant direct ordering funnel may be a key stop in an evolution toward a unified third-party delivery ordering marketplace.

Technomic's Take: Restaurant traffic during the snacking daypart plunged last year. How should operators prepare once diners come back?

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