This Week In Foodservice

              Jerry Stiegler aggregates key industry information and provides brief analysis to help foodservice professionals navigate the data.

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              December retail sales fell from November but rose from December 2020. TGI Fridays explores a new format. Introducing HiBar Hospitality Group. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

              Foodservice industry outlook. More artificial intelligence news. Plus, the National Restaurant Association offers its take on how to help offset labor and supply chain challenges. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

              Operators adjust their businesses due to labor shortages. SAJJ Mediterranean opens in a grocery store. Portillo’s prepares to debut a pickup-only location. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

              Operators' profits continue to shrink. Touchless concessions come to a Seattle arena. Plus a c-store accelerates its QSR plans. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

              Restaurant industry performance remains mixed. Operators come to terms with the latest vaccine requirements. Digital salad bars come to six East Coast Grocery stores. Pink’s Hot Dogs honors the late Betty White. These stories and more this week in foodservice.

              The robots have arrived. One QSR chain turns to Google to help create better guest and employee experiences. Are labor shortages the new normal? These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

              This Week in Foodservice: Consumers’ changing expectations for wait times. Chipotle opens an all-digital restaurant. Restaurants dealing with rising COVID-19 cases – again. 

              Lots and lots of labor news. Robots running Thai food to and from the kitchen. McDonald’s efficiency pledge. Pandemic changes show some staying power in California. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

              Independent operators share their outlook for 2022. A plant-based virtual restaurant concept becomes reality. Suggestions on how restaurants can build back traffic in 2022. These stories and more this week in foodservice.

              Restaurant industry’s recovery reverses. DoorDash gets into the meal kit arena. Krispy Kreme makes a strategic investment north of the border. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

              Lots of labor data to digest. A look at some trends that will shape 2022. Shake Shack adds a drive-thru. How managing food waste can help offset some labor woes. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

              Consumer confidence takes a hit – again. One restaurant chain hopes to grow to 600 units in the next 25 years. Robots are making food deliveries on college campuses. A ghost kitchen operation adds a storefront. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

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              Boston Market was forced to cancel holiday orders at one location. Some restaurants may pause delivery during peak periods. Meet Denny’s newest “associate” Janet. Panera opens a dual drive-thru unit. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

              Disney’s latest concept takes flight. Chick-fil-A to test virtual restaurant concepts. Dunkin’ goes digital-only with its latest location. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

              Starbucks opens a cashier-less location. Papa John's delivers a new identity. A haunting amount of ghost kitchen news. These stories and more this week in foodservice.

              Restaurants turn to Washington, D.C., for help. Travel may be on the decline, again. One city takes aim at single-use plastic items. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

              Consumers will look for healthier fare in 2022. A handful of chains prepare to accelerate their growth plans. An Ohio bar offers a charcuterie vending machine. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

              Labor remains in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Supply chain issues make school foodservice operations more complex. Ghost kitchens come to a U.S. Walmart location. One multiconcept operator has a big appetite for Middle Eastern expansion. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

              Jobs remain a center-of-the-plate issue for various reasons. Packaging challenges pack a punch for operators. Denny’s plans to upgrade its kitchens. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

              Are restaurants preparing to shut their dining rooms again? One QSR prepares to ring the breakfast bell, again. Operators continue to make capital investments. Plenty of tech talk, plus National Food Safety Month will focus on knowing what’s safe and how operators can stay safe. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

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