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A Food Hall for Whole Foods, a new president for Tim Horton's and grocers embracing technology

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Our weekly newsletter covers noteworthy and curious news from the international hospitality business. Find out what we've discovered about a Food Hall for Whole Foods, a new president for Tim Horton's and grocers embracing technology.

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Your foodservice Bites team

Brands

McDonald's teases return of the McRib
This fall the fast food chain is offering the beloved burger in more than 10.000 of its US-restaurants again. The relaunch comes with its own GIF-Stickers on Instagram. (Approx. reading time: 1 min.)
www.restauranbusinessonline.com

Domino's Pizza reports a 4.4 % revenue increase
The pizza delivery chains growth was primarily due to an increase in its global store count and same store sales growth both in the US and internationally. (Approx. reading time: 2 min.)
www.verdictfoodservice.com

Whole Foods announces Flagship Food Hall
The new unit featuring a food hall, in Tysons Corner, Virginia will feature a collection of restaurant concepts on the first floor as well as a pub and game room on the floor above. (Approx. reading time: 3 min.)
www.restaurantbusinessonline.com

Weekly Research Bite
Do you know why customers choose one restaurant or the other? Is it always about the food or is maybe convenience more relevant? The CREST consumer panel shows that in quick service restaurants the convenience of the location is the most relevant aspect for German and British consumers. The food quality is less important with only every 4th guest choosing the restaurant for this reason – however with a growing importance for the guests.
www.npdgroup.com

Operations

A new regional president for Tim Horton's
Axel Schwan, who has been with the parent group Restaurant Brands International for eight years, will take on the role of regional president for the USA and Canada. (Approx. reading time: 2 min.)
www.restaurantbusinessonline.com

Younger consumers accept higher prices for organic products
According to a study by market research firm Mintel, a growing number of millenials and Gen Zs in Europe are more inclined to pay more money for organic food and drink. (Approx. reading time: 3 min.)
www.foodnavigator.com

22 new Bib Gourmands for the UK and Ireland
The Michelin award Bib Gourmand has been given to 22 new Restaurants and Bars in the UK and Ireland. They will be featured in the new guide for 2020. (Approx. reading time: 3 min.)
www.bighospitality.co.uk

Food & Beverage

Japanese-Style bartending becomes popular in the US
The art of japanese cocktail-making, especially its precision, has slowly influenced the bar scene in the USA. Now a selection of places across the big cities is offering new drinks and flavours. (Approx. reading time: 4 min.) www.eater.com

5 grocers embracing technology
Companies worldwide are working diligently to streamline shopping and create a better customer experience. Five examples how it can be done. (Approx. reading time: 5 min.)
www.grocerydive.com

By the way

How about a Brexit menu?
The Dog & Partridge Pub in Marchington, Staffordshire will offer a special burger menu on the 31st october, which includes offers such as a 'Farage falafel burger' and a 'Big Boris triple burger'. (Approx. reading time: 3 min.) www.morningadvertiser.co.uk



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