Restaurant News and Trends

The latest in restaurant news, industry economics, financial updates, foodservice policies, upcoming events, new products, and emerging trends.


Are We Witnessing the Death of Casual Dining?

Mid-scale brands are struggling, with some major players shuttering handfuls of restaurants and experiencing alarming revenue loss. Is this a passing trend or is it a warning sign of things to come?

Kendall College Trust Reports Positive Year of Growth

Kendall College Trust, a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit providing financial support to students at Kendall College, announced a positive year of growth as it continues fostering the next generation of

FDA Extending Compliance Date for Menu Labeling

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it will be publishing a final rule that formally extends the compliance date for menu labeling regulations to May 5.

Judge Delays Department of Labor’s New Overtime Rule

The Eastern District Court of Texas approved a preliminary injunction that will halt the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule that was set to take effect on December 1.

Restaurants Can Bank on Thanksgiving Sales

According to the National Restaurant Association, 10 percent of consumers plan to dine out for a Thanksgiving meal. As many operators are finding out, it pays to be ready.

National Restaurant Association Partners with MFHA

On Monday, the National Restaurant Association marked a major milestone in its commitment to promoting and elevating diversity in the restaurant industry by welcoming the Multicultural Foodservice

Petition Asks California Pizza Kitchen for Vegan Pizza

A petition urging leading pizza chain California Pizza Kitchen to add a vegan cheese pizza option has garnered nearly 25,000 signatures in just a couple weeks.

The Full List of 2017 Michelin Stars for New York

Michelin announced its star selections for the 12th edition of the MICHELIN Guide New York.

Cost of Beef Expected to Drop by Double Digits

The trend of favorable costs for the commodities restaurants buy is expected to extend into 2017, with beef prices forecast to decline for a second year in a row and costs of many others to remain

Which Cities Dine Out On Thanksgiving?

Waze, the Google-owned traffic app, released research on consumer eating habits around Thanksgiving.