Beth Chirban is a Senior Research Analyst at Technomic Inc. She manages the firm’s Industry Reports, a global series that identifies major players and marketplace dynamics, keeping foodservice professionals smart about performance and trends. In addition, she is responsible for the tracking of chain restaurant and non-commercial financial data that makes up a large part of Technomic’s custom database, The Digital Resource Library.

Bar & Grill Chains Sizzle in the U.K.

Bar & grill chains within the Top 100 U.K. Chain Restaurant Report registered an impressive 8.4% sales increase and a 5.7% unit increase in 2013. The segments’ sales and unit performance exceeded the total Top 100 chains’ growth rates by 2% and 1.6%, respectively. Segment leaders Harvester Salad & Grill and Frankie & Benny’s both […]

Coffee Cafés Perk Up in Canada

Coffee café chains that appear in the Top 200 Canadian Chain Restaurant Report registered a 5.6% sales increase and a 4.5% unit increase in 2013. The segment’s sales and unit performance exceeded the total Top 200 chains’ growth rates by 1.4% and 1.7%, respectively. Despite Tim Hortons being the largest coffee café player in Canada, […]