BREAKING FREE: INDEPENDENT RESTAURANTS TACKLE THE CHAINS
Groundbreaking Website Helps Small Restaurant Operators Remain Competitive
Chain restaurants have continued their march, and independent operators are beginning to feel the squeeze. According to a recent report by Technomic Information Services, an independent foodservice research group, chain restaurant sales have increased by more than $13 billion dollars since 2005. The share of total restaurant sales made at chains has now topped 50% for the first time. As chain restaurants continue to expand their influence it has become increasingly difficult for independent operators to compete.
"Many independent operators do not have the blueprint laid out by the chains," says Steve Kurtz, Director of Business Development for FoodServiceWarehouse.com. "Selecting restaurant equipment can be complicated, and smaller operations still deserve the guidance of experienced professionals." In an effort to support the independents, FoodServiceWarehouse.com has launched an online Education Center to help small foodservice operators make better purchasing decisions for their business.
The FoodServiceWarehouse.com Education Center offers over one hundred pages of original content, including helpful product buying guides, information on energy savings, equipment care, public health, employee safety and a detailed glossary of technical terms.
"We are very excited to offer this resource to small businesses who are struggling to succeed against corporate establishments," said Kurtz. "Our Education Center will provide expert advice on a variety of relevant topics, free of charge."
FoodServiceWarehouse.com was founded in June 2006 to provide businesses with a wide selection of high-quality foodservice equipment and supplies from the world’s best-known brands. They have since become an industry-wide leader, empowering customers to make their own businesses more successful. The site offers a wide range of articles, research materials and products for the conscientious foodservice operator.