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Taco Bell's slow international expansion, Chipotle's fear of Mexican tariffs and Pizza Hut's new recipe

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Our weekly newsletter covers noteworthy and curious news from the international hospitality business. Find out what we've discovered about Taco Bell's slow international expansion, Chipotle's fear of Mexican tariffs and Pizza Hut's new recipe.

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Taco Bell is taking on the world – slowly
Yum's Mexican quickservice brand is pretty successful in the US and almost non-existent in the rest of the world. But this could change soon. (Approx. reading time: 2 min.)

Chipotle fears high costs if Mexican goods are tariffed
The Mexican-style quickservice chain says tariffs on Mexican goods could lead to costs of US$ 15m for them. The chain might have to raise prices. Other companies could be affected as well. (Approx. reading time: 2 min.)

Pizza Hut's signature dish gets an overhaul

For the first time in 40 years the company is changing the recipe of its original pan pizza.(Approx. reading time: 2 min.)

Weekly Research Bite

Click & Collect visits represent 1% of all visits in the foodservice market in the Big 5 European countries (Year 2018). But who is the typical user of apps and internet websites to order meals or beverages ahead and pick them up at the restaurant? More than two-thirds of all orders are placed by young adults up to 34 years old. 50+ year-olds are not (yet) similarly familiar with this order mode, but are expected to become more important in the upcoming years.


Shake Shack hires experienced human resources manager
Diane Neville has 20 years of experience in human resources. She will begin to work with Shake Shack in the middle of June 2019. (Approx. reading time: 2 min.)

Jay Johns is new president of IHOP

Current president Darren Rebelez will be stepping down, IHOP parent company Dine Brands stated. The changes will be effective on June 13th 2019. (Approx. reading time: 1 min.)

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza hires 3 C-level executives
The fast casual pizza chain has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Culinery Officer as it prepares for further expansion. At the end of 2018 the chain operated 215 US-units. (Approx. reading time: 1 min.)


Three archetypes of leaders that are too nice
When a team leader is avoiding conflict just to be liked, the whole team can suffer, says author and consultant Marlene Chism. (Approx. reading time: 2 min.)

Six tips to establish a successful catering program
Natural grocer Debra’s Natural Gourmet are running a strong catering business as an extension of their foodservice operations. Here they state why. (Approx. reading time: 2 min.)

18 young restaurant leaders to watch
These exceptional talents are rising quickly in their respective fields. (Approx. reading time: 2 min.)

By the way

BBQs around the world 
Meat (and plants) sizzling on a hot plate or an open fire has fans all over the world. Here are 8 international examples. (Approx. reading time: 2 min.)