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Year in review

Leadership

This week's restaurant nightmares: Our little secret

A new scientific discovery could be a pain for all operators. Meanwhile, colleagues continue to illustrate what not to do when situations are trying.

Top 9 stories of 2015

The ground might not have quaked, but the industry changed significantly in 2015. Thank (or blame) technology, unions and regulators.

Every year, the dictionary has to update its list of entries. As an industry, we too have to revamp our vernacular to include terms and phrases flying out of the mouths of restaurateurs—and customers. Here’s a list of the buzzy phrases that caught fire among industry folks this year.

The Donald wasn’t the only one who changed the conversation and set heads wagging with his disruptive actions. The restaurant industry had its share of game-changers, too.

Shifts that started this year may redirect the industry for years to come.

While restaurateurs tack Spongebob Band-Aids to their wounds, lets take a second to reflect on the biggest legislative and regulatory blows of the year.

No one would blame the headquarters staff of Subway for ringing out 2015 with a little extra vigor. It was a catastrophic year for the brand, with high profile setbacks and heart-breaking losses. Here’s a recap.

Looking back over the year, certain key words seemed to capture what was happening on restaurant menus. Here’s a recap of what shaped menus in 2015.

A look at the tycoon’s notable rows with industry players this year.

Here’s a review of the executive changes in 2015 that hold the most profound implications for the business in the years beyond.

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