The Melting Pot bets experiential dining makes a strong comeback
The fondue concept says table traffic is soaring as consumers embrace the opportunity to socialize in a post-pandemic environment.
The restaurant community came out in force on Monday night, May 9th, for the James Beard Foundation’s annual awards gala honoring the industry’s best. Big name chefs Tom Colicchio, Ming Tsai and Traci Des Jardins—with a little help from Emeril Lagasse—hosted the event at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall in New York City.
More than half of the restaurant industry’s $491 billion in sales come from the Top 500 chains. And these giants grew at a modestly stronger rate, both in terms of sales and store counts, than the industry overall. Restaurant Business focused on the leading 250 performers to identify trends for our first-ever special report delivering lessons from Technomic’s annual Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report. This special package includes lessons for all operators from the largest chains by segment, menu category and more.