There’s no such thing as business as usual anymore for restaurants. So what forces can operators expect to disrupt the industry in 2017? Answering that question is a key goal of the Restaurant Leadership Conference, a gathering of C-level execs in Phoenix. Technomic president Darren Tristano will provide a high-level breakdown of what those trends impacting operators throughout the year may be—and we convinced him to give us a sneak peek.
3. On-demand opportunity
Off-premise business is an increasingly prominent way of driving restaurant sales. While the rising popularity and availability of delivery does contribute to this, there’s also room for growth in catering and reengineering takeout convenience altogether.