Topic: Chain restaurant news

Southern Glazer’s Partners with Coravin

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits announced that it has become the preferred on-trade sales partner for the Coravin Wine System, which uses a revolutionary, proprietary patented technology that enables users to pour a glass of wine without pulling the cork.

Putting Slow Beer Sales Data in Context

For months now we've been reading and hearing that beer sales are on the decline. While that can be cause for concern, a little bit of context can put these startling studies and surveys in perspective. A recent Gallup poll aims to do just that.

Independent Restaurant Growth Outpacing Chains

Research continues to show that chain restaurants are less likely to be the types of dining and drinking establishments that today’s customers favor. The data shows that American consumers favor independent restaurants in the vast majority of metrics.

Report: Competition for Alcohol Sales at the Bar to Escalate in 2017

According to the new On-Premise Intelligence Report jointly developed by Technomic and Beverage Marketing Corporation, consumer occasions involving a call for alcohol are not growing, resulting in flat total adult beverage volume growth. However, dollar sales continue to increase as consumers gravitate towards more premium spirits, wine and beer products.

Fast-Casual Boom Continues, Finds Technomic

The fast casual segment continues to lead the pack with 11.4% sales growth, nearly doubling the growth rate of any other dining segment. The 500 largest restaurant chains in the United States accelerated their cumulative sales growth in 2015 to a 4.9% increase, totaling an estimated $288 billion.

Rye Boom Gets Serious

In the last five years, rye whiskey has gone from fading category to explosive growth. Many operations have been left out so far, but there's still time to get aboard.