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U.S. Restaurant Industry Will End 2012 with Visits Flat After a Slow Spring and Summer

A promising winter quarter for the restaurant industry, followed by not-so-promising spring and summer quarters, combined for a lackluster, yet stable industry, finds The NPD Group, a global information company. The summer (July, August and September) of 2012 ended on a weaker note than it started with visits flat compared […]

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Differences blurring between fast-food and fast-casual restaurants

Limited-service restaurants (LSRs) are the driving force behind the commercial foodservice industry. LSRs accounted for more than half ($200 billion) of total industry sales despite their low check averages in comparison to full-service restaurants. Ten years ago LSRs made up 47 percent of the total commercial foodservice industry while full-service […]

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Independent Full Service Restaurants: Signs of Resiliency Through Tough Economic Times

If you think that Chili’s, IHOP and Applebee’s are taking over the full service restaurant (FSR)industry, think again. Independent FSR locations across the United States outnumber the major chains by eight to one.1 This is a bit surprising, as our streets and highways are seemingly lined with major chain restaurants. […]

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