We all know that our friends and families influence us if they give us a recommendation…or a ‘stay away!’ …for a vendor or business. And those recommendations have proliferated in the social media sphere through sites like facebook and Yelp....
Ninety five percent. That’s right, 95% of all consumers are on Facebook, according to our latest research findings across both North America and the UK. We asked more than 12,000 consumers from all age and income groups to tell us about their social media usage last month.
Culinary Tides, Inc. released the report: "Top 10 Trends Analysis - Shifting Sands 2012: A cross analysis of predictions across Government, Technology, Health, Consumer, Travel, Beverage, and Food & Flavor trends," hitting the food industry in 2012 and beyond.
The young manager knelt in front of the safe, a thousand thoughts cluttering his head. His fingers were nearly frozen with fear as he fumbled with the combination.
The question we field more than any other when talking to small merchants is, “Who is making me become PCI compliant?” The answer is too complicated to simply point at one entity and say, “It’s this guy, right here.” In...
Let’s talk for a minute about new trial. No, not the court kind, but the kind that every restaurant wants … new consumers trying out your restaurant for the first time.
Pizza stocks not affected by stock market dip.
Recession or not, the restaurant industry is here and growing. Consumers spend a huge percentage of their food budgets on eating out at restaurants, and restaurant sales are expected to top $600 billion this year.
If you are an entrepreneur and you have one, two or even three operations, why should you be thinking about franchising? There are many reasons, but here are the top 5: I have a brand that I want to expand...
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I predict that 2012 will be a banner year for Organic Food Product Innovation, and those who sit on the sidelines will miss the opportunity to strike gold in this rapidly growing product segment. I predict this for several reasons...
As diners become more sophisticated in their tastes and desire for flavorful, healthful foods, quick-service and fast casual operators are plating up additional items that satisfy those demands, National Restaurant Association research finds. Consumers questioned for the NRA's 2012 Restaurant...
On Monday, President Barack Obama signed into law a $4.5 billion measure that aims to make school meals more nutritious and expands the reach of lunches and dinners to more children. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act is one component of...
According to a new study conducted by WorkPlace Media, 76 percent of workers surveyed have made cuts to their food and beverage consumption. Overall, 31 percent of workers surveyed reported making less money due to the recession while 34 percent said cheaper fast food trumped health concerns during the economic downturn.
CHICAGO -- Despite increased buzz about healthy dining and restaurant nutrition labeling, new findings from Mintel Menu Insights suggest healthy menu items still face a tough battle for acceptance. Surveying American diners, Mintel found that only 20 percent rank food health as an important factor when ordering dinner.
CHICAGO -- Restaurant-industry growth continues to be driven by fast casual chains, according to data released by Chicago-based consultancy Technomic Inc. in its annual reporting on the top 500 U.S.
The Wichita Eagle: In his book, "Pie in the Sky: Adventures of a Pizza Hut Entrepreneur," Dick Hassur talks about his rise and fall as Pizza Hut's first franchisee. Hassur started with nothing, built a portfolio of stores worth about $7 million, then lost it all.
CHICAGO — In a recent national survey by foodservice consultants Technomic, more than half of consumers polled said they have noticed higher menu prices at full-service restaurants. Perhaps a more disconcerting finding for restaurant operators, however, is that consumers have exaggerated notions of how much prices have increased at national chains.
NetWorld Alliance, publisher of Pizza Marketplace and Podcast Grill, has partnered with the National Restaurant Association on the production of several restaurant-industry podcasts. The three-part series covers the 2008 Restaurant Industry Forecast and will be available for download Dec.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Pizza Marketplace has unveiled its 2007 Pizza Marketplace Industry Study, an in-depth look at trends and topics in the pizza industry around the globe.
Battle Creek (Mich.) Enquirer: Craig Jackson has been working for Domino's for nearly two years.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Brooklyn's "A Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour" recently was featured on NBC's Today Show in a segment entitled "Brooklyn's Best Pizza Joints." The tour, in its second year, allows tourists to hop aboard a bus in Manhattan...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The editors of Fast Casual magazine, PizzaMarketplace.com and QSRWeb.com have released the special report "Hiring and Retention: How to Recruit, Train and Keep the Best Employees." Fast Casual surveyed more than 100 restaurant operators and interviewed a...
The Independent: Coca-Cola has enlisted scientific researchers to study the effect of Coke in fighting anemia. In clinical trials at an English university, a group of men and women are being fed a diet of pizza and Coke to study the effect on iron levels in their blood.
LYON, France — Research firm Reportlinker.com has added a new Italian food-market research report to its catalogue. The report, Italian Food in the U.S., takes an in-depth look at the trends driving that market.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The outlook for the restaurant industry softened in April, as the National Restaurant Association's comprehensive index of restaurant activity registered a moderate decline. The Association's Restaurant Performance Index — a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S.