Uneven economic recovery challenges restaurant operators

Uneven economic recovery challenges restaurant operators

Operators find new opportunities in niche segments, technology, menu, GEFF report finds

An uneven economic recovery and concerns of higher labor and commodity costs this year are threatening to dampen restaurant operator optimism, according to the annual GE Capital Franchise Finance, or GEFF, review of the Chain Restaurant Industry.

However, restaurant operators are finding opportunities in new subsegments, such as fast-casual pizza, and by tapping new technologies to improve the customer experience. Many are also finding success by reworking menus with fresher, hi

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