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Restaurant report shows strong summer, concern for traffic erosion amid challenges

- General News
Restaurant sales and traffic growth slowed down during July but remained stronger than the growth rates posted by the industry back in April and May.

How foodservice will look different in 2030 

- Analysis
The foodservice landscape will look different in 2030 as Generation Z commands more influence and market share. 

IFPA Foodservice Conference 2023 sets new records

- General News
International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) welcomed produce suppliers, foodservice innovators, award winning chefs, K-12 professionals, menu planners and more to Foodservice Conference this week. 

U.S. restaurant industry holds steady with May traffic

- General News
Quick service restaurants (QSRs) have historically represented the majority share of U.S. restaurant industry traffic, which means as quick service goes, so goes the industry.

Consumer demand drives restaurant evolution, reports Deloitte

- General News
More than three years after the pandemic turned the restaurant industry upside down, many dining preferences that emerged during that time seem to be here to stay.

Restaurants face harsh reality as April saw weakest sales growth since July

- General News
Restaurants saw their year-over-year same-store sales and traffic growth fall for the third consecutive month in April. During this month, the industry experienced its softest sales growth since July of last year, making April the second-worst month in over two years.

Crisp & Green to expand after signing multi-unit deal

- General News
STEELE BRANDS, a Minnesota-based company known for establishing and developing healthy lifestyle restaurants, announced today that its flagship brand CRISP & GREEN has signed a record-breaking 40-unit development deal with franchise partner Rory Kelly of Salads & Smoothies, LLC.

U.S. restaurants per capita still well below pre-pandemic

- General News
The number of U.S. restaurants – including chain franchises and independent stores – has not yet rebounded to pre-pandemic levels, and is still meaningfully lower than what it was before the advent of COVID-19, according to Nick Cole, Head of Restaurant and Hospitality Finance at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (NYSE: MUFG).

Restaurant survey shows sales increase in 2022 but labor, inflation challenges

- General News
Restaurant365, the leading all-in-one restaurant enterprise management software today released key findings from the R365 State of the Industry Customer Survey.

TouchBistro ‘State of Restaurants’ report shows sales volumes up, rising costs cutting into profits

- General News
The 2023 “State of Restaurants” Report released today by TouchBistro reveals that restaurant sales in the U.S., on average, have recovered to approximately 75% of pre-pandemic levels, with three-in-five operators reporting that their sales volume has returned to at least 50% of pre-pandemic levels.