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Here’s Why Diners Are Losing Their Appetites

Bonnie Riggs, a veteran researcher at the NPD Group, noticed a numerical anomaly as she examined last year’s industry traffic. It stopped halfway through 2016, then nosedived.

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Restaurant Association Responds to Mayor’s Support for Higher Minneapolis Minimum Wage

The MRA’s announcement came a day after Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges issued a statement changing her position in support of a higher city-only minimum wage, which she said the city council would pass in the first half of 2017. What that wage should be, Hodges doesn’t say, but she made clear she doesn’t support a different wage for tipped workers.

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‘Authentic Feel’ Drives Concept Creation at The Briar Group

What started with a few Irish pubs in Boston has grown to become The Briar Group, a collection of 14 restaurant concepts ranging from casual bar to upscale dining. And as CEO Austin O’Connor tells Franchise Times’ Laura Michaels, location and authenticity are what drive growth.

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Stars of the Future Event Showcases Young Talent

Stars of the Future is a small-plate tasting fundraiser for Hospitality Minnesota Education Foundation’s ProStart program held at the W Hotel in Minneapolis.

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Food on Demand Is the Gift That Keeps on Giving

After working on our Food on Demand media project, this editor's holiday gifts will not only be delivered by a third party, they'll be reoccurring. And her gift to you is an informative e-newsletter on this demanding and disruptive new trend for restaurants and the foodservice industry.

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