Restaurant Trends - Growing And Emerging Concepts - Change and Activity April 22, 2014
Update from Restaurantchains.net on growing and emerging restaurant concepts
Restaurant sales posted a solid gain in March, and bounced back completely from the recent soft patch. Eating and drinking place sales totaled $47.3 billion on a seasonally-adjusted basis in March, up 1.1 percent from February's upward-revised sales volume of $46.8 billion, according to preliminary figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.
We are in a difficult year for protein purchases. The bad weather, diseases and continued use of grains in fuel for autos will make 2014 a challenging year for purchasing managers. If you missed the chance to sign a long term contract before all the bad news, your company will see a significant food cost increase this year.