The restaurant industry faced a number of ups and downs in 2022. The Restaurant Business team looked back at the year that was, including the people, companies and events that made the news last year. Check out our annual Year in Review.
The louts we’ve crossed off our holiday gift list
Coal is too good for these restaurant industry scoundrels. Roadkill, maybe?
The top restaurant trends of 2022
It was a year of transition, with operators adapting to the new realities left by the pandemic.
The indie restaurants people couldn’t get enough of in 2022
Here are some of the standouts from a busy year of new concept openings.
Hot restaurant concepts of 2022
The transitional year turned several previously obscure segments into big gainers.
Restaurant luminaries we lost in 2022
The notable passings include the deaths of chain founders, a salacious critic and the co-founder of Ronald McDonald Houses.
The year in restaurant technology 2022
Robots, ghost kitchens and the metaverse made headlines in a turbulent year for tech companies.
Does stealing an elf count as naughty, Santa?
Managing a toy workshop must be a breeze compared with running restaurants today. Here's what the Man in Red should slip onto his sleigh to make 2023 a little easier for operators.
In 2022, inflation trumped everything
The year’s biggest stories: Soaring costs, Starbucks’ big year, the Fast Act and restaurants’ Russian exodus marked a year full of monumental shifts and challenges.
The year of MrBeast, old timey LTOs and Italian beef sandwiches
See who and what won big in 2022, and the aspects of the restaurant industry that had a terrible, no good, very bad year.
Restaurant trends we're rooting against in 2023
The metaverse, pumpkin spice and product shortages are a few of the items on our naughty list this year.
The top menu trends of 2022 took some surprising twists and turns
Supply chain and labor challenges forced operators to streamline menus, but culinary and flavor innovation certainly didn’t stand still.
Emerging concepts to watch: Hip hop-inspired pizza; fast-casual Indian and lots of breakfast options
Chicken is also a theme, and there’s something here for vegans and robot lovers.
Predictions for 2023: Strategic shutdowns, labor costs and mushroom mania
RB’s editors take turns forecasting what’s in store for the restaurant industry in the coming year.