Casual-Dining Chains Show Growth, Starbuck’s Curbs Upscale Concepts and Unpaid Federal Workers Treated to Free Meals
- Published: January 15, 2019
- Written by Jerry Stiegler
This Week in Foodservice provides a high-level summary of the economic data, financial news, menu updates and numerous other statistical packages and developments that impact foodservice operators, consultants, dealers, manufacturers, reps and service agents. In his weekly blog, Jerry Stiegler aggregates key industry data through his infamous Green Sheet and provides some brief analysis that will help foodservice professionals navigate the information. Jerry is a long-time member of the foodservice industry, whose experience includes working for Restaurants & Institutions magazine and FE&S.
With two months remaining in 2018 it is probably too soon to pick the top story for the year. Besides one of top candidates — the Papa John’s saga — continues to play itself out. One story worthy of consideration, though, is the Russian pizza tattoo promotion.