How Diners Choose Restaurants [Restaurant Insights Report]

Working with an independent research firm, we surveyed 521 participants across the U.S. of varying ages, geographies, and life stages to find out what’s getting people in the door... and what’s pushing them out.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: TouchBistro




Steps for Figuring Out Your Restaurant's Prime Cost

Manage costs, increase sales - at a basic level, these are the pillars of a successful restaurant. In this infographic, we break down the prime cost calculation. By monitoring your prime costs weekly, you'll break through your break-even plateau and increase your restaurants profits.

Type: Infographic

Sponsor: HotSchedules




Predictive Scheduling: What You Need to Know and How to Be Ready

Issues with workers not receiving enough hours, being asked to be "on-call" but are never actually called in, and being scheduled at the last minute have gained the attention of lawmakers across the country. Predictive scheduling may be coming to your area soon. Find out what you need to know and how to be ready.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: HotSchedules


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Worldwide expansion: Where to go and who to know

The old adage of "getting to know the locals" is more relevant today than ever for restaurant chains. Here, Euromonitor's Stephen Dutton spells out three guiding principles proven in global restaurant market research.

Pizza delivery's changing landscape: Lessons from retail universe

The trend sweeping the industry for increased delivery from all brands is changing the landscape for pizza restaurateurs, who've traditionally "owned" the delivery territory. Fortunately, the wider retail world has been dealing with the same phenomenon for some time and has plenty of lessons to teach pizza operators about this "brave new world."

New Pieology concept puts customers in brand's R&D Department

Pieology Pizzeria opened its latest endeavor this week, Pieology Pizzeria R&D, a restaurant concept that gives customers a voice in the chain's decision-making about menu items and flavor combinations.

Commodities: Most brands see sunny end to September in trading, fuel prices

Except for Pizza Hut parent Yum Brands' less-than-appetizing trading price trend, the last week of September was a fairly profitable one for major pizza brands.

Commodities: Pizza stocks rise as fall starts

The leaves may be falling, but pizza stock prices were all up last week, the first week of fall.

Quick-serve pizza traffic thrives; overall US restaurant traffic slows

If you're a quick-serve pizza brand, you're probably not feeling the pinch that most other fast casual and higher-service category pizza concepts are seeing in the U.S.

3 tips for serving millennial consumers

Millennials recently became the largest generation in the workforce with over 53 million workers, ushering society into an unprecedented future.

In pictures: Global restaurant execs in London: Part 1

Executives from 17 countries gathered in London for the 2017 Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit — Europe last week. The event, produced by Networld Media Group, provided the opportunity for more than 100 restaurant leaders to share advice, success stories and discuss how they moved on from failure.

Looking for ways to find and keep employees? NRA leaders offer insights

Given the reality of fewer young employees in the work force, the only options are to recruit more from other age groups or be more successful recruiting younger employees.

Infographic: How online reviews can make or break your brand

Research quantifies the impact online customer reviews have on business performance. The reviews play a bigger role in the selection of restaurants than hotels, doctor's offices, hospitals or hair salons.

Economic uncertainty and third-party delivery impact UK, US restaurants

Globalization has created opportunity for American brands in the U.K., where restaurants face many of the same challenges and opportunities as the U.S.

America's tastes today? Cauliflower on pizza; radishes as raw meat

With rapid-fire delivery and an upbeat attitude, menu analyst and Kruse Co. owner, Nancy Kruse, last week told a standing room only crowd at the National Restaurant Association show in Chicago that these are rapidly changing times in food service, with a paradigm shift that is forcing restaurants to adapt or die.

What's the state of the fast casual industry?

The 2017 State of the Industry report polled more than 250 operators on their businesses to uncover the year's top trends.

Capturing today's diners? A lot of it is still about 'the money'

Even with the surprises that the AlixPartners diners' preferences poll has shown this week, in many ways it still all comes down to the fact that customers want it all and they want it as cheap as they can get it.

Commodities: Cheese prices drop, so does Domino's stock

Overall, it was a fairly costly week for pizza operators' essential commodities, though ascending cheese prices returned to reality and the stock market reality was uncharacteristically harsh on Domino's value last week.

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