Health and wellness consumer drivers

Consumer drivers, health trends, consumer disconnects and flavor trends lead to a focused health and wellness strategy development.

Waking up to late night

As QSR and casual dining segments increase their late-night business, fast casual remains absent in this growing space.

Why isn’t there more pizza innovation?

There are five key innovation trends emerging from independent pizza restaurants in the U.S.

The sustainability playground: consumer fatigue

Consumer disconnects can only be remedied through education, and marketing familiar terms is essential.

Why the pizza segment is positioned to win in the catering space

Delivery service has already created trust between the consumer and their favorite pizzeria because they know the food will arrive on time, every time.

U.S. restaurant industry outlook: Slow and steady improvement

CIT's managing director says financing continues to open up for restaurant companies.

Marketing departments going for the jugular

Ads, menu items are outwardly trying to ‘one-up’ the competition.

The great bacon shortage

Meat prices will rise next year; keep your customers aware, manage your menu prices and promote items that use less animal protein.

The sustainability playground: sustainability defined

Sustainability can be broken into the branches of organic, local, seasonal, green and ethical.

PizzaMarketplace State of the Industry 2012 now available

About 150 operators were surveyed on topics such as menu trends, marketing initiatives, technology upgrades, franchising, capital spending and general operations.

Pass the baked potatoes

Will NYC's ban on large sodas lead to more regulations against the restaurant industry?

Survey: U.S. pizza market tops $40 billion

Opportunities are available with healthier offerings, leaner proteins and breakfast varieties.

Restaurants offer silver lining to today’s economy

More than a quarter of new jobs — 29.2 percent — are in foodservice.

Report: Food industry franchising profitability on the rise

More than 70 percent of franchisees surveyed said they would recommend their brand to other candidates – a strong indicator of job satisfaction.

Nielsen research, restaurant CEOs say ‘Mobile is it’

Sports and politics are dissected endlessly in the media, but it's my hunch that Americans spend significantly more time talking about food. Big games happen once a week and—thankfully—elections are far less frequent.

NYC approves soda ban; restaurant association responds

Big-margin soft drinks are good for operators' bottom lines.

Restaurant industry's summer of accidental politics coming to an end

Every company big or small takes a risk by making a statement that even remotely resembles something political.

Pizza operators leverage growing demand for craft beer

Pizzerias are experiencing boost in beverage sales from localized brews.

Restaurants take the lead in hunger crisis aid

A new report shows that one in five Americans don't know how they'll afford their next meal.

College-aged Millennials shaping foodservice trends

Trends such as ethnic cuisine, late-night ordering and meatless options expected to grow.

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