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...
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.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Restaurant Association announced May 7 its strong support for "The Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act" introduced by Senators Mark Pryor, and Mitch McConnell in the Senate, and Representatives Dan Boren and Ric Keller in the House.
WILTON, Conn.— Fast food restaurants will open more than 13,000 new locations over the next five years, according to the 2007 Retail Tenant Directory, compiled by Nielsen Trade Dimensions, a business service of the The Nielsen Co. The 2007 directory...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — A State of Super Bowl Takeout Survey reveals the majority of people will order takeout from pizza eateries, followed by fast casual restaurants, during the big game.
WASHINGTON — The National Restaurant Association's Steve Anderson has sent a letter to Jerry Jurgensen, Nationwide Financial Services Inc. chief executive officer, in regard to a Super Bowl advertisement Anderson believes shines a negative light on working in the foodservice...
A slice of senior editor Steve Coomes' blog ... Anyone who's read my work for any length of time knows I prefer unique, distinct pizzas.
Bill Gatti's got pizza passion, but can the Snappy Tomato Pizza franchisee turn it into profits?