Positive Sales Growth for Restaurants Reflected in Online Guest Sentiment

As has been reported in recent months, restaurant guests in Florida's largest metropolitan areas tend to be among the most satisfied in the country. Orlando in particular stands out as being a very positive market when it comes to restaurant guest satisfaction. During December, restaurant guests in Orlando gave their highest net sentiment marks to restaurants based on thei...[Read More]
By TDn2K on January 19, 2018

Restaurant Industry Achieves First Quarter of Positive Sales Growth in Two Years

Same-store sales growth for the fourth quarter was 0.4 percent, a very robust 2.6 percentage point improvement from third quarter results. This is the first quarter of growth in the last two years. The signs of relative improvement that the restaurant industry began showing since the beginning of the quarter continued through December. Restaurant same-store sales posted 0....[Read More]
By TDn2K on January 11, 2018

6 Employee Practices that Make Del Frisco’s Restaurants an Amazing Place to Work

This blog is part of a series to highlight the restaurant companies nominated for the Best Practices Awards, presented by TDn2K™. Winners will be announced at the 2018 Global Best Practices Conference on Tuesday, January 30th. Nominees must be members of People Report™ and place in the top 10 percent of their dining segment in these categories. See the full li...[Read More]
By TDn2K on January 9, 2018

How Community Involvement Makes Donatos a Top Player in the Restaurant Industry

This blog is part of a series to highlight the restaurant companies nominated for the Best Practices Awards, presented by TDn2K™. Winners will be announced at the 2018 Global Best Practices Conference on Tuesday, January 30th. Nominees must be members of People Report™ and place in the top 10 percent of their dining segment in these categories. See the full li...[Read More]
By TDn2K on January 4, 2018

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

A Comprehensive Guide to Restaurant Employee Benefits

Employee expenses are on the rise. Coupled with the declining sales growth across the restaurant industry, this is something many restaurant operators simply cannot afford. However, there is one thing more costly than employee expenses. People Report™ data reports that the cost of turnover is now over $2,000 for hourly employees and over $15,000 for management employees ...[Read More]
By TDn2K on November 28, 2017

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