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Consumer Trends

7 trends that will shape restaurants in 2018


The pizza chain’s same-store sales rose last quarter despite tough comparisons. It opened a record 123 net new locations in the first half of the year.

The chain’s sales accelerated last quarter, including positive traffic, behind an influx of new customers and Popcorn Chicken.

Owner-Partner Payal Sharma differentiates the restaurant’s menu, presentation, decor and other elements for a hip vibe, with an eye on expansion.

Chains like Domino’s and McDonald’s see problems sourcing equipment as supply chain disruptions continue.