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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Apr 23, 2015

McDonald's performance is worse than you think 1

McDonald's U.S. same-store sales fell 2.6 percent in the first quarter. But factor out breakfast, and the number is worse....More
Apr 23, 2015

Fertitta plans 10-acre Houston development, 1st Mastro’s in Texas

The development will combine a luxury hotel with offices and residential and retail offerings....More

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