According to the National Coffee Association, 61 percent of coffee consumed in the past day is classified as gourmet, the highest that number has ever been.
Food delivery to homes and offices is the fastest-growing segment of the restaurant industry, withe sales expected to reach $58 billion by 2020, according to a recent report by Datassential.
Sometimes a product line can help tap into a chef’s adventurous side.
Before entering the restaurant industry five years ago, Ricky Scott was a general contractor. One day, he drove by a vacant storefront and decided—“a spontaneous decision”—to open a cafe.
Restaurant owners know start-up costs are just the first of many expenses they will face.
Creating—and maintaining—a profitable menu is perhaps one of the biggest challenges for a full-service restaurant operator.