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Starbucks first Reserve Bakery Café, Danny Meyer's career, TV ad spendings

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Our weekly newsletter covers noteworthy and curious news from the international hospitality business. Find out what we've discovered about Starbucks first Reserve Bakery Café, Danny Meyer's career and spendings for TV ads.

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Masterclass for International Growth & Franchising - 15th March 2019
Presented by entrepreneur Mario C. Bauer and lawyer Babette Marzheuser-Wood, the event offers insightful tips and tricks for companies who want to expand internationally. (Approx. reading time: 1 min.)


Starbucks has opened first Reserve Bakery Café in Shanghai
The new concept has some overlaps with the Shanghai Reserve Roastery which opened in 2017. Special features of the Bakery Café include the new Starbucks brunch and cocktails. (Approx. reading time: 2 min.)

Papa John's wants to pay for its employees' education
The new program grants Papa John’s 20,000 corporate and 70,000 franchise employees access to undergraduate and graduate studies tuition free. (Approx. reading time: 2 min.)

Tartine Bakery's most ambitious project (yet)

The bakery chain with seven units in California and South Korea has opened the 40,000 square feet Tartine Bianco in Los Angeles. It's an impressive bakery, cafe, and restaurant complex. (Approx. reading time: 5 min.)

Poke chain Lemonshark wants to triple its number of units
The California-based restaurant chain wants to go from 15 to 45 restaurants in less than a year, its founders say. (Approx. reading time: 1 min.)

Uber Eats to cut delivery fees in UK and Ireland
Facing strong competition with Just Eats and Deliveroo, Uber Eats will limit the fee it charges restaurants to a maximum of 30 % per order. (Approx. reading time: 1 min.)

Weekly Research Bite

How important are bakery items in the Quick Service Market across Europe? On average, one in four guests of a QSR outlet buys a bakery items (YE Sep 18). But there are important differences between the countries. Baked goods are the most popular in France where almost one in three guests buys these products, followed by Italy. In Great Britain or Germany the incidence is much lower at 11%. In these countries, sandwiches are showing a higher importance.


Accelerators help big players and start-ups to cooperate
Investment firms and companies like Nestle, PepsiCo and Chipotle Mexican Grill are making investments of cash, time and expertise in smaller-but-promising ventures. Accelerators like Food-X connect them. (Approx. reading time: 3 min.)

How Danny Meyer changed the restaurant industry
The Shake Shack founder and CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group looks back on his 34 years in the foodservice business and tells which rules he had to break. (Approx. reading time: 3 min.)


How much US restaurant brands spent for TV advertising in January
An estimate of spendings for TV Ads in the USA has Taco Bell at the top, even ahead of McDonald's. (Approx. reading time: 2 min.)

British pub operators lash back at harsh Tripadvisor reviews
When restaurateurs feel unfairly treated in online reviews, the reactions can be strong ones. A collection of examples. (Approx. reading time: 1 min.)

By the way …

Photo of Donald Trump at omelette bar stirs up Twitter
A snapshot of the President of the United States waiting for his eggs at his Florida golf club leads to satirical comments on Twitter. (Approx. reading time: 2 min.)