July 2016

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Amazon Business: The Now $1B Supply Chain Disruptor

It’s a common refrain sung by investors and operators: restaurants can’t be disrupted by the internet. Amazon has a response for that.


Family Office-Backed Gatti’s Opens First Company Location Since Acquisition

After more than a decade, 97-unit Gatti’s Pizza opened its first corporate store, a year after being acquired by Sovrano. Sovrano is an affiliate of Gigi’s buyer FundCorp, a private equity body backed by a pair of family offices.


Is a Restaurant Recession Coming?

A pair of damning reports predict some dark times ahead for the industry.


Volume and Margin Hits Chipotle’s Development Model

Chipotle’s vaunted economic model, arguably once the best in the industry, is in a free fall.


Technomic's Tristano Shares Growth Brand Checklist

Even among smart restaurateurs, there are a lot of questions about what makes a good growth concept.


Michael Lastoria Spreads the Gospel of &Pizza

Where are all the millennial diners going? Just take a look inside any of the 15 locations of &Pizza on a weekend night and you'll see.