For our ninth episode, we connected with Peter DeBiase, President of Restaurant Trends, whose family has dedicated much of their careers to examining every dimension of the business of restaurants — specifically chain restaurants or those in the QSR space — and sharing the data and insights collected throughout the process. We spent the bulk of our conversation peeling away the layers of the different trends that have affected the restaurant industry over the past year — identifying which were truly “trends” and which could better be described as permanent changes to the landscape of the restaurant industry. Further, we analyzed the nuances that have inspired these shifts and the byproducts (good, bad or otherwise) that have followed. Listen to the full episode to learn Peter’s take on the influence of delivery and drive-thrus, the impact of the “entertainment” (form over function) of the art of dining over the past few decades, and much (much) more.

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