Restaurant News Roundup, 4/1/2019

Where’s the beef? Burger King tests a flame-grilled, plant-based patty at eateries in the St. Louis area, with plans to later offer it nationwide.  The no-beef item is being called the Impossible Whopper! Read more here:  https://www.apnews.com/Business%20Wire/4b11f2f3db6f4747901ef35792c95779   Survey shows Olive Garden and Outback Steakhouse are tops in customer satisfaction […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 2/26/19

Wendy’s works with NexGen Consortium to advance sustainable packaging solutions to replace single-use packaging waste.  Read more here:  https://www.qsrmagazine.com/news/wendys-looks-advance-sustainable-packaging   Papa John’s has teamed up with Purdue University Global to offer free tuition to employees who sign up for the online degree program.  The pizza chain employees can pursue degrees […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 2/5/19

Thirteen mega-companies control dozens of popular chains, including Burger King, Taco Bell and Olive Garden.  Read more here:  https://www.businessinsider.com/companies-that-control-the-restaurant-industry-2019-1   Delivery-Only restaurants are surging because of low overhead costs when starting this kind of eatery business.  Read more here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/lanabandoim/2019/01/28/how-ghost-restaurants-are-changing-the-restaurant-business-model/#54e46a7f41d7   The wave of baby boomer retirements is affecting the restaurant […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 10/5/16

Chick-fil-A beats Kentucky Fried Chicken, selling on average almost four times as much fried chicken in its eateries than KFC. Read more here: http://www.businessinsider.com/why-chick-fil-a-is-so-successful-2016-10 “We could use some inventory to come out,” says Darden CEO Gene Lee referring to the need for some bloodletting in the restaurant industry to make […]

Restaurant News Roundup, 9/18/16

Credit card spending data show more Americans are choosing to eat at local restaurants or small chains like Shake Shack instead of large ones like Olive Garden. Read more here: http://www.businessinsider.com/americans-ditching-big-restaurant-chains-and-eating-local-2016-9 Research firm says the lunch trade is falling because of higher menu prices as customers opt for brown-bagging lunch […]

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