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Restaurant Count in 2016 Drops Most Since Recession

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Restaurant Count in 2016 Drops Most Since Recession by Don Sniegowski The number of restaurants in the United States has fallen to its lowest level in ten years, according to a count of commercial restaurant locations compiled each spring and fall by a major foodservice researcher. Restaurant locations fell in 2016 by two percent, according to The NPD Group. Restaurant… Continue Reading Restaurant Count in 2016 Drops Most Since Recession

Restaurant Pressure Points: Focus on Labor

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Restaurant  Pressure Points: Focus on Labor There are several large restaurant pressure points right now: That restaurants aren’t getting their fair share of the pretty healthy economy and employment/spending base is one, too many restaurants is another and that labor market conditions are difficult is a third. Every restaurant chain is noting the multiple problems with labor conditions, such as… Continue Reading Restaurant Pressure Points: Focus on Labor

Restaurant sales, traffic tumble in February 2017

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Restaurant sales, traffic tumble in February 2017 Industry performance declines despite improved results in January Mar 09, 2017 Same-store sales fell 3.7 percent in February, with traffic declining 5.0 percent. Unfortunately, January’s improved results were not a turning point in declining industry performance. Trends are hard to discern since weather, holiday shifts in Valentine’s Day and President’s Day and winter… Continue Reading Restaurant sales, traffic tumble in February 2017

What Will Happen In Restaurants In 2017?

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By John Gordon Wednesday, January 4, 2017 2:55 PM EST Restaurant Reflections: What Will Happen in 2017? The 2017 ICR Exchange Conference in Orlando on January 9-11 2017 will be an important early peek of what will happen with restaurants in 2017. Over forty publicly traded restaurants will present, with some dozen additional up and coming companies looking for funding.It… Continue Reading What Will Happen In Restaurants In 2017?

Administrative Surcharge: How to do it right!

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Message from the President Food & Beverage Association of San Diego County What can be done to increase needed revenue? All operators are experiencing increased operating costs and thinking about creative ways to find that extra revenue. Options; A-Eliminate tipping and raise menu prices and raise pay accordingly B-Eliminate tipping and raise menu prices and institute tip pooling C-Leave tipping… Continue Reading Administrative Surcharge: How to do it right!

New Sales Tax Rates for 2017

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Sales Tax for 2017 by county and by exception cities SAN DIEGO COUNTY. 7.75% City of El Cajon 8.25% City of La Mesa 8.50% City of National City 8.75% City of Vista 8.25