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Restaurant Chain Growth Report 2/21/17

Restaurant Chain Growth Report 2/21/17

RestaurantData.com has released its latest Restaurant Chain Growth Report. Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units). Santa Fe Springs, CA-based BLIZZ FROZEN YOGURT (founded 2009) has increased by 1 unit, from 7 to 8 (14% growth). These quick serve […]

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Boom or Bust? Over 500 Independent Restaurant Owners Voice Their Thoughts on 2017

Boom or Bust? Over 500 Independent Restaurant Owners Voice Their Thoughts on 2017

RestaurantOwner.com’s 2017 Independent Restaurant Outlook Survey Results Detail the Thoughts, Goals, and Plans of Independent Restaurants RestaurantOwner.com released the results of their 2017 Independent Restaurant Outlook Survey. The results summarize input gathered from over 500 independent restaurant owners regarding their restaurant outlook for 2017. The results indicate independent restaurant owners […]

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Restaurant Chain Growth Report 2/15/17

Restaurant Chain Growth Report 2/15/17

RestaurantData.com has released its latest Restaurant Chain Growth Report. Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units). Dallas, TX-based MARISCOS LA REYNA (founded 1989) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth). These family style Mexican seafood […]

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Restaurant Chain Growth Report 2/07/17

Restaurant Chain Growth Report 2/07/17

RestaurantData.com has released its latest Restaurant Chain Growth Report. Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units). Toronto, ON-based THE BAGEL STOP (founded 1987) has increased by 1 unit, from 21 to 22 (5% growth). These quick serve bakery/cafes are […]

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Restaurant Chain Growth Report 2/01/17

Restaurant Chain Growth Report 2/01/17

RestaurantData.com has released its latest Restaurant Chain Growth Report. Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units). New York, NY-based BEN & JACK’S STEAKHOUSE (founded 2005) has increased by 1 unit for the Empire Steakhouse concept, from 1 to 2 […]

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What's Next for the Fast Casual Burger Market

What’s Next for the Fast Casual Burger Market

Hamburgers, at least the ones not made on a grill in our backyards, were the original fast food. Chains like McDonald’s  offered cheap, tasty burgers at low prices to a not-very-discerning public. In the past few years, though, that has changed. McDonald’s and its fast-food rivals still sell low-cost hamburgers, […]

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Sandelman Announces Quick Service Restaurant Awards of Excellence

Sandelman Announces Quick Service Restaurant Awards of Excellence

Sandelman announces the winners of its 18th Annual Quick-Track Awards of Excellence. Georgia-based Chick-fil-A is the 2016 winner for Overall Excellence with 63% of their users rating the chain “Excellent” overall.  Rounding out the top 5 are California-based The Habit Burger Grill and In-N-Out Burger; Texas-based Raising Cane’s; and New […]

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Restaurant Chain Growth Report 1/24/17

Restaurant Chain Growth Report 1/24/17

RestaurantData.com has released its latest Restaurant Chain Growth Report. Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units). Kansas city, MO-based PLANET SUB (founded 1998) has increased by 3 units, from 34 to 37 (9% growth). These quick serve sandwich restaurants […]

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Restaurant or Food Truck: Which Is Better for a Beginner?

Restaurant or Food Truck: Which Is Better for a Beginner?

The days when food trucks were associated with grungy building sites and fried food at the fair are long gone. These flexible small business ventures are recognized as an exciting and viable option for foodies wanting to follow their dreams. Generally considered a more affordable entry for beginners, the unique […]

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Restaurant Chain Growth Report 1/18/17

Restaurant Chain Growth Report 1/18/17

RestaurantData.com has released its latest Restaurant Chain Growth Report. Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units). Omaha, NE-based PEPPERJAX GRILL (founded 2002) has increased by 9 units, from 31 to 40 (29% growth). These fast casual sandwich restaurants are […]

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Job Market Is Heating Up for Fast-Food Workers

Job Market Heating Up for Fast-Food Workers

In today’s tight labor market, restaurants are embroiled in a full-on food fight over workers. The rank-and-file is winning referral bonuses, free meals and days off, and the scarcity of candidates may be raising the minimum wage without help from lawmakers. While good news for millions of lower-skilled workers who’ve […]

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Restaurant Chain Growth Report 1/10/17

Restaurant Chain Growth Report 1/10/17

RestaurantData.com has released its latest Restaurant Chain Growth Report. Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units). Bakersfield, CA-based KELLY’S COFFEE & FUDGE FACTORY (founded 1983) has increased by 1 unit, from 11 to 12 (9% growth). These quick serve […]

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How New Generation Z Is Shaping the Restaurant Industry

How New Generation Z Is Shaping the Restaurant Industry

Poor restaurateurs, just when they get a handle on what Millennials want, the next generation goes and grows up. Generation Z is the cohort of roughly 82 million Americans who were born in 1996 and later, according to the Census Bureau’s 2015 population estimates. The oldest among them are about […]

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Total U.S. Restaurant Industry Visit Growth Will Remain Stalled in 2017 But Quick Service Restaurant Traffic Will See Uptick

Total U.S. Restaurant Industry Visit Growth Will Remain Stalled in 2017 But Quick Service Restaurant Traffic Will See Uptick

U.S. restaurant industry traffic will remain stalled in 2017 in much the same manner it did in 2016, reports The NPD Group, a leading global information company.  The new year will bring little to no traffic growth for the total U.S. foodservice market.  Quick service restaurants (QSRs), however, will increase […]

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