Our Top 6 Takeaways from the 2018 Global Best Practices Conference

The 2018 Global Best Practices Conference has officially wrapped, and the TDn2K team sincerely thanks everyone who joined us for another incredible, inspiring event. It’s been said time and time again that the restaurant industry is undergoing some serious challenges, and it will take a tremendous amount of courage, dedication and expertise for restaurant leaders to weat...[Read More]
By TDn2K on February 16, 2018

Superior Service Continues to Reward Restaurants

Although markets in Florida were able to achieve the top spot based on guest net sentiment* during January based on both food and service, the state was not as dominant as in recent months. In the past, we've seen as many as four of the six restaurant attributes being led by Florida markets based on positive guest sentiment. When it comes to a restaurant's ambiance, it see...[Read More]
By TDn2K on February 15, 2018

Keeping Up With the Demands of a New Workplace

Our country is undergoing incredible social and historic changes. As our demographics and societal norms change, leaders are struggling to keep up with the demands of a new workplace. Political Divides and Societal Changes Our political and ideological divides are more apparent than ever. When coupled with our changing demographics, this leads to some interesting finding...[Read More]
By Liz D'Aloia on February 14, 2018

The State of the Restaurant Employee [Infographic]

TDn2K™ has shared a lot of information in the past about the state of the restaurant industry. But, what about the state of the restaurant employee? Employees can be very volatile when it comes to their needs, flexibility, time and loyalty to your restaurant. That’s why operators need to establish a repeated pulse check throughout the year to measure not only where...[Read More]
By TDn2K on February 12, 2018

Restaurant Sales Slipped in January, But Optimism Remains

Restaurant same-store sales growth returned to negative territory in January after three straight months of flat or positive sales growth. Although this could spark some concerns regarding the recovery experienced during the fourth quarter of last year, January was plagued with some external factors that suggest it may be too soon to sound alarms. Same-store sales dipped -...[Read More]
By TDn2K on February 8, 2018

The Secret to Employee Engagement in 2018 [VIDEO]

Recent studies from Gallup have revealed that engagement in the workplace is at an all-time low, especially in restaurants. According to Gallup, only 31 percent of restaurant workers are engaged in their jobs, leaving 49 percent not engaged and 21 percent actively disengaged. This is undoubtedly contributing to the ongoing recruiting and turnover challenges facing rest...[Read More]
By TDn2K on February 7, 2018

Exceptional Restaurant Workforce Performance Awarded at the TDn2K Global Best Practices Conference

TDn2K™ (Transforming Data into Knowledge), parent company of People Report™, Black Box Intelligence™ and White Box Social Intelligence™, announced the winners of the 2018 Best Practices Awards today at the 23rd annual Global Best Practices Conference in Dallas, Texas. The Best Practices Awards recognize consistently superior performance and results among the hundre...[Read More]
By TDn2K on January 30, 2018

Positive Sales Growth for Restaurants Reflected in Online Guest Sentiment

As has been reported in recent months, restaurant guests in Florida's largest metropolitan areas tend to be among the most satisfied in the country. Orlando in particular stands out as being a very positive market when it comes to restaurant guest satisfaction. During December, restaurant guests in Orlando gave their highest net sentiment marks to restaurants based on thei...[Read More]
By TDn2K on January 19, 2018

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

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