Peter Francese

Millennials to keep business booming 
Millennials are the next baby boom. As boomers start to move into the traditional retirement years and presumably spend less, we need someone to take their place as good restaurant customers and the engine of our consumer-driven economy.

The greatest generations for growth 
Baby Boomers and Generation X are age groups operators should keep their eyes on.
Aging baby boomers could emerge as big spenders 
The iconic American family has reached a milestone of sorts. Its growth rate is so low it may soon qualify as a niche market of just one in every five households.

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May 28, 2015

McDonald's and the problem with same-store sales

Blog: McDonald's decision to end monthly same-store sales reporting could be seen as a bad sign. That doesn't make it a wrong move....More
May 25, 2015

Shake Shack just had a spectacular week

Shake Shack is up more than 40 percent since May 14, and now has a valuation rivaling big restaurant chains....More

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