BurgerBusiness.com’s annual update shows that the balance of power at the top of the burger-chain pyramid remains unchanged. Given some of the reporting that has appeared recently, one might guess that the McDonald’s empire had crumbled. While 2014 unquestionably was a bad year for the Arches, its industry supremacy remains intact. In global sales, U.S. […]
The total number of U.S. restaurants has declined but the quick-service burger segment continues to eke out growth, according to data from The NPD Group’s ReCount research.
Growth of fast-casual burger chains such as Burger 21 keeps the segment expanding.
As of Sept. 30, 2014, there were 630,964 restaurants of all types in the […]
Customer traffic for quick-service burger restaurants declined 3% during the summer months of Q3, a normally busy time for the segment. The NPD Group says overall restaurant industry traffic was flat during July, August and September.
However, customer traffic was up a robust 8% (compared with a year ago) at fast-casual concepts during the quarter. […]
Casual-dining restaurants have encountered more than their share of difficulties recovering from the recession. Onetime category leader Red Lobster’s rapid decline is the most obvious example. But a new study from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) says casual-dining restaurant (CDR) brands can rescue themselves. While it concludes that economic indicators and dining trends “suggest that the […]