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Ten Clues for Foodservice Success Today

The undercurrent of retail success begins with an understanding where the consumer has been and where they are headed. After all, the consumer is dynamic, not static.

Independent Restaurant Visits, Store Counts Down in Q1

steak restaurant lightsThere has been false buzz about the strength of independent restaurants, even to the point of some saying independents were doing better than major chains. But one global researcher stresses that a clear understanding of restaurant performance begins with defining the landscape.

For Buffalo Wild Wings, Faster Is Better

The customer is dynamic not static, when the customer moves retailers must move with them.  That is exactly the case as Buffalo Wild Wings (BWW’s) begins piloting B-Dubs Express restaura

Why Your Training Program Isn't Working and How to Fix It

Jim Sullivan, a popular keynote speaker at leadership, franchisee and GM conferences worldwide and the author of Multi Unit Leadership: The 7 Stages of Building High-Performing Partnerships and Teams, shares his thoughts on how to have a better restaurant team.

Supermarkets and C-Store Owners Learn to Boost Grocerant Appeal

Restaurants have been losing customers to supermarkets and convenience stores in recent years. Here's some insight into their increasing appeal.

Jobs Abound but Applicants Can’t Pass Drug Tests

Burger King now recruitingThe White Castle processing plant in Kentucky makes 50,000 hamburgers per hour to run its operation. Trying to keep jobs staffed has become a real challenge for the company. The problem is methamphetamine use is so high in Louisville that the number of people testing positive for meth is now over 47 percent higher than the national average.

Papa Murphy's, Evolve or Else

Grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food has been driving top line growth and bottom line profits in every sector of foodservice retail for 11 years. Papa Murphy’s has excelled within the niche and is setting the stage to drive incremental sales and profits.

Marcato Says Buffalo Wild Wings’ Analysis Sloppy, Has 'Astronomical Error'

Buffalo Wild Wings' chart on total shareholder returns

The 2017 annual shareholders meeting of Buffalo Wild Wings (nicknamed B-Dubs) [NASDAQ:BWLD] will be held on June 2, 2017, according to a new filing by the company.

Panera Makes Big Push into Delivery, Integrating Online Service

Panera's web page offers delivery service
Panera web page offers delivery & catering

Panera Bread (NASDAQ:PNRA) thinks the future of fast casual is delivering its food to consumers. The St. Louis-based franchisor of bakeries publicly announced this morning that it plans to have 35 to 40 percent of its cafes offer delivery service by the end of 2017.

For the First Time, Subway Ended the Year with Fewer U.S. Restaurants than It Started With

Subway, which has more restaurants in the world than any other QSR chain, announced today that it ended 2016 with 359 fewer U.S. locations, leaving it with 26,744. It's the brand's first net reduction.