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Year in review


The biggest restaurant technology deals of 2021

Tech suppliers were on the receiving end of more than 100 funding rounds or acquisitions in 2021. Here’s a look at the highlights.


The best of Restaurant Business 2021

From the Editor: RB journalists covered every facet of an up-and-down year in the restaurant industry. Here is a look at some of our best journalism of 2021.

A Deeper Dive: Restaurant Business editors discuss the year’s biggest stories and make predictions for 2022.

Remember these once-burning issues? You may have to dig deep into memory.

The industry's ranks of innovators were thinned by the passing of these giants.

Robots, ghost kitchens, consolidation and the metaverse are the four developments we’ll be keeping a close eye on in 2022.

Restaurant and hotel brands, professional trendologists, industry groups and food companies are all having a say in what the next year will bring. We culled through the reports to find the common threads.

With any luck, these ripples will move out of the industry spotlight--and just keep going.

Insurers, landlords, the SBA, mask deniers, Mother Nature and the guy who wrote "Fancylike" are all those that should receive coal this year.

Here are the stories that capture the most clicks from readers this year.

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