Restaurant Industry Insights & Analytics

TDn2K™ delivers Workforce, Financial and Guest Satisfaction benchmarks for the Restaurant Industry. TDn2K membership represents 43,000 restaurant units, over 2.5 million employees and over $68 billion in annual sales revenue.

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financial capital performance

Segment, industry and/or cuisine benchmarks with data collected from 30,000 restaurant units, over 160 brands and over $68 billion in sales. Data is shown for 11 regions, 50 states, and 195 DMAs and reported on a weekly basis. These insights answer the key business question: “is it me or the market?”.

human capital performance

Monthly restaurant workforce analytics with compensation, turnover, recruiting and demographic insights. Tracking over 2.5 million million employees, across 11 regions and 189 DMAs, compare your company against any major segment. From your frontline employees to the corporate boardroom, we’ve got you covered.

Guest Satisfaction Performance

White Box Social Intelligence (WBSI) is the first tool made exclusively for restaurants to validate the impact of online guest satisfaction on financial performance. Track your brand sentiment utilizing key attributes (food, service, value, intent to return etc). WBSI also sheds light on the effect of the brand’s people practices on brand reputation.

Restaurant Industry Achieves First Quarter of Positive Sales Growth in Two Years

Same-store sales growth for the fourth quarter was 0.4 percent, a very robust 2.6 percentage point improvement from third quarter results. This is the first quarter of growth in the last two years. The signs of relative improvement that the restaurant industry began showing since the beginning of the quarter continued through December. Restaurant same-store sales posted 0....[Read More]
By TDn2K on January 11, 2018

6 Employee Practices that Make Del Frisco’s Restaurants an Amazing Place to Work

This blog is part of a series to highlight the restaurant companies nominated for the Best Practices Awards, presented by TDn2K™. Winners will be announced at the 2018 Global Best Practices Conference on Tuesday, January 30th. Nominees must be members of People Report™ and place in the top 10 percent of their dining segment in these categories. See the full li...[Read More]
By TDn2K on January 9, 2018

How Community Involvement Makes Donatos a Top Player in the Restaurant Industry

This blog is part of a series to highlight the restaurant companies nominated for the Best Practices Awards, presented by TDn2K™. Winners will be announced at the 2018 Global Best Practices Conference on Tuesday, January 30th. Nominees must be members of People Report™ and place in the top 10 percent of their dining segment in these categories. See the full li...[Read More]
By TDn2K on January 4, 2018

Improving Sales Leave Restaurateurs Hopeful for Q4

Restaurant guests in Orlando continue to show the most positive sentiment among major metropolitan areas. During November, Orlando had the highest guest satisfaction based on restaurant service. This is the second consecutive month in which Orlando has topped the list for this all-important metric. Another guest satisfaction metric that is closely related to restaurant sal...[Read More]
By TDn2K on December 15, 2017

Sustainability in the Restaurant Industry: Time to Fire It Up

Sustainability is a buzz word that continues to be thrown around in businesses of all sizes and in all industries, but what exactly does it mean for the restaurant industry? Imagine a restaurant that runs on 100 percent renewable energy, produces no waste, captures and recycles water, supports and helps grow local farms, has a customer line out the door and has local c...[Read More]
By Josh Prigge on December 12, 2017
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