January 20, 2020
Fast Food Restaurant Technologies

Which Technologies Drive the Most Growth for Fast Food Restaurants?

Technology is now a familiar face for the fast food industry. 70% of quick service restaurants planned to devote more resources to customer-facing service-based technology in 2019, according to the Nation’s Restaurant News 2019 Foodservice Industry Overview. And the number will be higher in 2020. Big names in fast food are either rapidly acquiring technologies or developing them in house. With high labor turnover and rising labor costs, this investment […]
November 10, 2018

Amazon’s $15 Minimum Wage Could Shake Up the Restaurant Industry

Earlier this month, Amazon dropped a bombshell on the restaurant industry – it was increasing the minimum wage of its 500,000 strong workforce, including all its low-skilled warehouse staff, to $15 per hour. In the tightest labor market in the post-war era with unemployment at 3.7%, this was a hammer blow. Restaurants are already deep in the trenches fighting off competition from Uber, Lyft, Instacart and a multitude of other […]
October 8, 2017

Millennial Preferences Require Restaurants to Adapt

Restaurants are trying to adapt, as Millennials demonstrate different dining behaviors as compared to prior generations.  Overall, Millennials frequent restaurants more frequently than their elders.  Forbes Magazine reports that Millennials spend 44% of their food dollars, or $2,921 annually, on eating out.  By comparison, Boomers spend only 40% of their food dollars on eating out or $2,629 annually.  The increased demand for prepared meals is a positive development for the […]
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