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The Hottest Food Trends of 2022

Though the NPD Group has predicted the restaurant industry will recover 98 percent of 2019 traffic levels by the end of this calendar year, that doesn’t mean operations will resume pre-pandemic protocols. Digital ordering, which facilitates to-go orders and off-premises dining, has grown triple digits over the last two years, and is expected to continue […]

The Restaurant Guide to Repairs and Maintenance

Restaurant operators measure everything from guest experience to drive-thru speed and use these metrics to fine-tune operations, save on expenses, and drive sales. Yet while the restaurant industry spends $26–27 million annually on repairs and maintenance (R&M) for facilities and equipment, few brands pay the same attention to R&M as other critical operations. When equipment and […]

50 NextGen Casual Brands to Watch

The full-service business is witnessing one of the most transformative periods in its history, and the restaurants capitalizing on the current climate don’t play by accepted rules. Think streamlined menus. Clean, fresh, and craveable food. Adaptable, flexible, and dynamic footprints. Entrepreneurial cultures. Tech-ready and off-premises savvy. Hybrid models unafraid to cross segments. Just like fast […]