Five Ways the NRA Show Addresses 2022 Uncertainty

The National Restaurant Show made its return in May 2022. Our staff was able to make it on the first day of the show, and from our perspective, the show is about 80% back to where it was pre-Covid. What is clear upon entering the exhibits is the diversity of solutions...

Five Changes to Expect This Summer

The Covid-19 virus still is infecting the globe but there will come a time when we just have to accept it.  Still, Shanghai is in lockdown, and the foodservice supply chain counts on materials from China. So what about inflation? Midterm elections? Rising fuel prices?...

The Loss Leader All Restaurants Have, But Underutilize

What if I told you that your convenience store has a loss leader with universal appeal? What if I told you that maximizing the draw of that asset would not require much additional investment over your regular operating procedures?   What if I told you that the...

The Appetite for Buffets? It’s All-You-Can-Eat

Like I’ve written many times before, when the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in the United States in March 2020, the foodservice industry had to pivot. While many were able to quickly transform the models to take-out, delivery, or food kits, buffets were in trouble. After...