Technomic Predicts 2016 Restaurant Trends for the U.K.

What’s the outlook for the U.K. foodservice industry? After identifying the top emerging trends in the U.S. and Canada, leading food research and consulting firm Technomic zeroed in on the U.K. market and sees these five trends impacting restaurants in the coming year: Trend 1: Fast-casual fever. The U.K. is due for a fast-casual revolution. […]

Midscale: No Longer Middling

What’s up with midscale? Midscale restaurants’ same-store sales increased by 5.8% in the first quarter of 2015, outperforming every other segment (the all-industry growth rate was 4.0%). Some chains did even better: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store was up 11.4%, Denny’s up 7.4%. This surge is a recent development. The midscale or family-style segment (defined […]