Restaurant Industry Insights & Analytics

TDn2K™ delivers Workforce, Financial and Guest Satisfaction benchmarks for the Restaurant Industry. TDn2K membership represents 43,000 restaurant units, over 2.5 million employees and over $68 billion in annual sales revenue.

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financial capital performance

Segment, industry and/or cuisine benchmarks with data collected from 30,000 restaurant units, over 160 brands and over $68 billion in sales. Data is shown for 11 regions, 50 states, and 195 DMAs and reported on a weekly basis. These insights answer the key business question: “is it me or the market?”.

human capital performance

Monthly restaurant workforce analytics with compensation, turnover, recruiting and demographic insights. Tracking over 2.5 million million employees, across 11 regions and 189 DMAs, compare your company against any major segment. From your frontline employees to the corporate boardroom, we’ve got you covered.

Guest Satisfaction Performance

White Box Social Intelligence (WBSI) is the first tool made exclusively for restaurants to validate the impact of online guest satisfaction on financial performance. Track your brand sentiment utilizing key attributes (food, service, value, intent to return etc). WBSI also sheds light on the effect of the brand’s people practices on brand reputation.

Improving Sales Leave Restaurateurs Hopeful for Q4

Restaurant guests in Orlando continue to show the most positive sentiment among major metropolitan areas. During November, Orlando had the highest guest satisfaction based on restaurant service. This is the second consecutive month in which Orlando has topped the list for this all-important metric. Another guest satisfaction metric that is closely related to restaurant sal...[Read More]
By TDn2K on December 15, 2017

Sustainability in the Restaurant Industry: Time to Fire It Up

Sustainability is a buzz word that continues to be thrown around in businesses of all sizes and in all industries, but what exactly does it mean for the restaurant industry? Imagine a restaurant that runs on 100 percent renewable energy, produces no waste, captures and recycles water, supports and helps grow local farms, has a customer line out the door and has local c...[Read More]
By Josh Prigge on December 12, 2017

November Employment Report

Key Data Payroll: +228,000; Private: +221,000; Revisions: +3,000; Manufacturing: +31,000; Unemployment Rate: 4.1% (Unchanged); Wages: +0.2% In a Nutshell “Labor shortage? What labor shortage?” What It Means “The CEOs doth protest too much, methinks.” (Apologies to Shakespeare). If workers are so scarce, why are firms managing to find so many workers? Once agai...[Read More]
By Joel Naroff on December 8, 2017

Restaurant Sales and Traffic Recovery Continues in November

Restaurant Sales and Traffic Recovery Continues in November   The positive momentum in restaurant sales continued into November as the industry slowly recovers from disappointing third quarter results. Same-store sales remained flat year over year for the month.  While not on par with October’s 0.9 percent growth, November was considerably better than the ave...[Read More]
By TDn2K on December 7, 2017

Iconic Restaurant Industry Leader, Danny Meyer, To Receive 2018 TDn2K Workplace Legacy Award

TDn2K™ has announced that Danny Meyer, founder and CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, is the recipient of the 2018 Workplace Legacy Award. This prestigious honor will be presented at the Global Best Practices Conference to be held in late January 2018 in Dallas, Texas. The Workplace Legacy Award, presented for the first time in 2005, recognizes a leader in the...[Read More]
By TDn2K on November 30, 2017
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