Distribution goes digital
A recent survey from Technomic found restaurant operators are cutting purchasing costs by an average of 12 to 13 percent (including shipping) by buying online.
America's favorite quick service chains
The QSR Plus subsegment continues to be a sweet spot, with chains such as In-N-Out Burger and Culver’s scoring well for made-to-order fare served at a value price.
A major topic of conversation in the restaurant industry over the past 18 months has been the continued rise in commodity prices, especially for proteins. In 2012, beef prices rose 9.9 percent and chicken prices had a double-digit increase. These trends have continued in 2013, with the beef price pressure continuing a trend that started in 2010.