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Workforce demographics

As the number of 16-to-24-year-olds in the labor force continues to decline, foreign-born employees become increasingly important to the restaurant industry’s ability to expand.

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2017 outlook

See our sales projections for 2017, and stay tuned for details on the full report coming soon.

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Top food trends

New cuts of meat, street food-inspired dishes and house-made charcuterie are top trends, according to professional chefs.

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