Looking for some of the week’s top information? This week we are giving you five stories from the foodservice industry for May 7-11.
Positive News on Gas Prices…
From Boston.com, Read Article
In an AP article on the Boston.com website, it looks like there may be hope for gas prices this summer. According to the article, there was a decrease in the price of oil, therefore gas prices “likely won’t set any records this summer.” Low gas prices are good for the economy; the lower/more consistent gas prices are, the more people are willing to spend on other things such as going out to restaurants. So if gas prices can stay consistent throughout the summer, it can only help the restaurant industry’s good numbers continue on a positive track. Read the full article on Boston.com.
Spring: ‘Tis the Season of Gift Cards
From Nation’s Restaurant News, Read Article
Spring is graduation season, which means many families will be heading out to a restaurant to celebrate. But it isn’t only graduation season, there is Mother’s Day and Father’s Day too. NRN explained many of the nation’s top restaurant chains are capitalizing on this opportunity by promoting the use of gift cards with incentives such as a free menu item or bounce-back coupon. Read full article on the NRN website.
Budweiser’s Design Change to Bottles
From HuffPost Food, Read Article
For a limited time, Budweiser bottles will move away from their traditional design and will have a red, white and blue theme as a part of an initiative with the Folds of Honor Foundation. HuffPost Food reported a portion of sales from May 20 through July 7 (up to $2.5 million) will be donated to Folds of Honor. Read full article and check out the new design on HuffPost Food.
National Restaurant Association Show: Recap
From Central Restaurant Products, Read Article
The National Restaurant Association Show was held from May 5-8 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. It’s a huge event that had over 1,800 exhibitors of the foodservice and hospitality industry. All the latest and greatest were there from innovative equipment and supplies to incredibly delicious foods. It’s an event for everyone in the industry to gain more product knowledge, network and of course, try amazing food. Check out a photo slideshow of Central’s visit and read our show recap.
Mother’s Day Restaurant Specials
We looked all over the web to find some of the deals going on this weekend for moms on Mother’s Day. If your restaurant has any special plans or promotions, please share with everyone below!