Monday, July 30, 2018

Fast Casual Traffic Only Segment to Grow in Last 5 Years

Even though much of the U.S. restaurant industry continues to struggle with sluggish customer visits, the fast casual channel continues to grow. This July 2018 QSR article discusses how visits to fast casual restaurants have grown 6 percent annually over the last five years, stemming in large part from store openings, and how fast casual units have grown at a compound annual growth rate of 7 percent over the last five years. Read more here... 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Restaurant Chain Growth

This article shows a brief, but good list of restaurant chains with both size (in number of units) and momentum in growth.  

Three are from the Coffee-Snack segment.  Two are from Chicken and there is one from C-Store, Pizza, and Limited Service/Mexican.  

Note, many, but not all, of the expanding chains rely on franchising.  

We're proud to represent Starbucks, who topped the new unit chart at 651 in 2017.  

I hope you enjoy the article.  

Nations Restaurant News Article