Welcome to First Bite, a Nation’s Restaurant News podcast, your daily source of news from NRN.
Today, we're talking about the Restaurant Development and Finance Conference.
A few overarching themes emerged, and none of them should be a surprise to anyone in the restaurant space.
To summarize, things are challenging right now with across-the-board inflation, supply chain pressures, labor pressures, name it. One operator said he wouldn't recommend anyone open a restaurant until "things get better."
That said, there is optimism things will get better. When, however, is the million-dollar question.
Here to share her observations from the conference is executive editor Alicia Kelso.
Plus, catch up on all the top news of the day with our daily news recap at the beginning of each episode.