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Wally Doolin opines on the 2019 performance of the restaurant industry and offers some hope for operators heading into the new year.

Despite What You’ve Heard, Restaurants are Doing Well!

Wally Doolin | 01.14.2020
Thought Leadership Read
Download our latest guide for restaurant operators on third-party delivery and make sure you are making it work for you, not the other way around.

Managing the Third-Party Delivery Guest Experience

Black Box Intelligence | 01.13.2020
Industry Guides Read

Predictable December Restaurant Sales Suggest Uncertain Start to 2020

Black Box Intelligence | 01.9.2020
Industry Snapshot Read
TDn2K, the restaurant industry’s most trusted suite of products to measure and drive performance has rebranded to Black Box Intelligence™.

Restaurant Insights Powerhouse Rebrands to Black Box Intelligence

Black Box Intelligence | 01.8.2020
Industry News Read

Restaurant sales were up, but sentiment was down. What’s the catch?

Black Box Intelligence | 12.12.2019
Guest Sentiment Read

This is How Brands Growing Traffic Stand Out

Black Box Intelligence | 11.14.2019
Guest Sentiment Read
TDn2K annouced the finalists for the 2020 Best Practices Awards, honoring best-in-class performance in the hospitality industry.

Elite Restaurant Brands to be Recognized with the Best Practices Awards

Black Box Intelligence | 11.12.2019
Thought Leadership Read
Align Public Strategies weighs in on the 2019 election results and what they mean for operators who hire entry-level restaurant workers.

What the 2019 Election Results Mean for the Entry-Level Restaurant Employers

Franklin Coley at Align Public Strategies | 11.6.2019
Industry Voices Read
Dina Barmasse and David Gordon are TDn2K's Legacy Award winners, to be presented at the 2020 Global Best Practices Conference in Dallas, Texas.

Workplace Legacy Award to Honor Two Restaurant Industry Leaders

Black Box Intelligence | 10.28.2019
Industry Voices Read
Download the latest case study on the fast casual segment, featuring extensive data backed by TDn2K research.

State of the Fast Casual Segment

Black Box Intelligence | 10.18.2019
Thought Leadership Read

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