It seems that mergers and acquisitions in the restaurant industry are happening at an unparalleled pace. Large groups are buying up smaller chains, and some small chains are even buying larger ones—all in an effort to stay competitive during this challenging time.
More worryingly, the number of Chapter 11 bankruptcies being filed seems to have increased as well.
But what can you do about it? How can you safeguard your business and keep it primed for future growth?
The first step is to understand the key factors that are driving these events. Of the seven factors we’ve identified, six are outside of your control, but don’t let this deter you. Knowing about and preparing for these influences can set you apart from the competition.
The last one is entirely in your control and may be the most crucial factor in determining a restaurant’s success. It’s also the one that restaurants are most likely to disregard.
We’ll start with those first six factors driving restaurant industry change: […]