Is McDonald’s solidly Fast Casual?

We think it may be time to give them the moniker, they deserve it! From our understanding including many store visits throughout the land, we’ve noticed a major spruce up of their decor- and now they have successfully tackled the last mile- Service. In more than...

Are strong minded independent, multi-concept operators taking over?

The short answer:  NO. The staff here reads a steady diet of google news and specifically the “restaurant news” section on the web. We also  watch shows like CNBC that provide the financial angle of things. An outfit called business insider tends to walk...

Commentary- The restaurant industry is doing just fine, thank you.

If you’ve read the multiple and now almost daily articles you would think the restaurant industry is falling to pieces. It’s far from the case.  Certainly some full service chains that have been stalwarts over the decades have closed some stores and same...