Welcome to Food Week September 19 and Happy Fall, y’all. Economic pain intensifies as bankers try to break inflation. Meat substitutes aren’t selling, consumers aren’t thinking about the environment any more and even Olive Garden can’t make money. But look on the bright side: you aren’t having lamprey pie for dinner. So be happy.
Darden Restaurants (Olive Garden, Capital Grill, Longhorn) stalled on raising prices and got stung by rising costs.
This article about restaurant robots sems like it was written by someone who hasn’t spent any time in a QSR kitchen – automation has been incrementally applied for years. This is more related to moral panic regarding workers making too much.
Jersey Mike’s continuing to kick butt; they are America’s fastest-growing restaurant chain.
2/3rds of South Dakota’s corn – it’s biggest economic output – goes to ethanol. The majority of the rest goes to livestock feeding. Other than oil companies, I doubt that any other entity is so focused on warming the planet.