Restaurant Leadership Conference News

In a tight labor market, the gig economy is adding a new wrinkle to the industry’s labor challenges.

The annual Restaurant Leadership Conference in Phoenix provided confirmation for some things we already knew and perhaps a few we didn’t—like the inevitability of alcohol delivery.

The labor environment could slow what has been an unprecedented level of restaurant merger and acquisition activity.

But even in weak sectors, restaurants with the right combination of factors can win market share.

While some operators fear sales cannibalization, the data shows that, in most cases, the concern doesn’t bear out.

Issues relating to the off-premise boom were clearly top of mind to Restaurant Leadership Conference attendees. Here are five insights they were given on the conference's opening day.

Grubhub CEO: Consumers are replacing frozen foods with restaurant meals at home.