Restaurant State of the Industry Report, Part 2 now available

Aug. 16, 2011

The Restaurant State of the Industry Report, Part 2: Business Strategy, developed and published by, is now available for purchase.

The benchmark survey takes a comprehensive look at the current and future trends of restaurant operations, covering topics such as financing options, commodity prices, redesign and marketing efforts.

The report includes expert commentaries about the current mergers and acquisitions environment from Bob Bielinski, managing director at CIT; the emergence of local marketing, from Linda Duke, principal and CEO of Duke Marketing LCC; and operations trends from Don Fox, CEO of Firehouse Subs.

The first report, which specifically focused on food and beverage, was released in May. It covered practices such as local sourcing, the breakfast daypart, catering platforms and menu item launches across the casual, fast casual and quick-service segments.

Part 2, which also includes the fine dining segment, takes a closer look at the specific tactics put into place by restaurant operators to help their businesses run successfully. It features:

  • 74 pages with more than 250 charts, detailing the results of the exclusive business strategy survey;
  • Expert analysis from Alicia Kelso, editor of;
  • Insight into local store marketing, current M&A and financing trends, and perspectives on operations trends., and are published by Networld Alliance.

For more information or to purchase the report, click here.

For more information on trends and statistics, click here.

Topics: Business Strategy and Profitability , Financing and capital improvements , Marketing / Branding / Promotion , Operations Management , Trends / Statistics

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