Insights

KU regularly publishes industry insights from our team of restaurant and tech veterans to help our partners and future partners thrive. Take a look!

Takeout and Delivery Best Practices: Marketing

March 31, 2020 Insights

Takeout and Delivery Best Practices: Marketing

How to get the word out about your takeout and delivery business. This post will be updated frequently to share more of the innovative ideas we’re seeing daily from restaurants of all sizes across the industry. Check back for more inspiration! Hi restaurant professionals: we’re keeping an eye out for great ideas from around the […]

Restaurant & Employee Support Tracker

March 26, 2020 Insights

Restaurant & Employee Support Tracker

This page contains resources for support and assistance for both restaurants and restaurant employees, as well as a brief section with industry news. We will update frequently. – KU News Restaurants do their best to come through for their employees — 3.25 Across the country restaurants are trying to support their staff while doing their […]

Covid-19 State Restaurant Regulation Tracker

March 24, 2020 Insights

Covid-19 State Restaurant Regulation Tracker

A quick guide to what each state has mandated for the industry. Updated as frequently as possible. Open/Closed for Dine-In & Off-Premise Note: “Limited” so far means 50% seating capacity and/or limited hours of operation. End dates as given are flexible. Quick summary: No. of states w/ limited service: 10 No. of states closed for […]

Our 19(ish) Takeaways from 2019

December 19, 2019 Insights

Our 19(ish) Takeaways from 2019

One of my more unique responsibilities here at Kitchen United is keeping the company informed of industry and economic goings-on, which means that I read and then regurgitate a lot of news. Certainly enough to know that we’re not alone in being challenged by forces macro and micro, and that solutions are neither apparent nor […]

The Retail Shift Brought By Online Shopping is Coming to Food Later – Here’s Why

October 31, 2019 Insights

The Retail Shift Brought By Online Shopping is Coming to Food Later – Here’s Why

By Kitchen United COO Meredith Sandland  — I recently read “The Evolution of the Meal” written by Brad Slingerland of NZS Capital and loved it. Brad does a great job of weaving together isolated datapoints to extrapolate a potential future. As someone who thinks about this a lot, I couldn’t help but weigh in and add […]

Adoption Curves – How Businesses Drive Consumers to the Tipping Point

October 29, 2019 Insights

Adoption Curves – How Businesses Drive Consumers to the Tipping Point

By Kitchen United COO Meredith Sandland  — Malcom Gladwell popularized the academic concept of adoption curves. In an adoption curve, the percent of the overall population that engages in a particular behavior (e.g., purchase, style trend, diet, etc.) starts very small, rapidly accelerates, then slows down as the last few folks come in. This pattern can […]

The Why Behind KUU

September 16, 2019 Insights

The Why Behind KUU

By Kitchen United CEO Jim Collins — Almost five years ago I bought a restaurant in Montrose, CA near my home. On an early New Year’s morning, I unlocked the back door and walked up the stairs into what turned out to be an amazing journey. When I walked into my own restaurant kitchen for […]

Changing the Recipe of the Workplace: Keeping Quality Talent

August 2, 2019 Insights

Changing the Recipe of the Workplace: Keeping Quality Talent

Keeping talent is just as important as finding talent. In 2016, the annual employee turnover rate in the restaurants and accommodations sector was a whopping 73%, according to The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Job Openings and Labor Turnover Program [JOLTS]. The cost of losing and replacing one hourly employee can be as high […]

Changing the Recipe of the Workplace: Finding the Right Talent

August 2, 2019 Insights

Changing the Recipe of the Workplace: Finding the Right Talent

Despite the continuing worker shortage and rising labor costs, finding quality talent is still possible. It just requires a different approach, one that identifies new opportunities to develop and communicate your company’s overall value proposition, and the utilization of technology and intentional processes to search for ideal candidates.  This can be accomplished in a few […]

1 ... 2 3 4 ... 6

Expand your brand with Kitchen United

* Required fields.

We respect your privacy and will never share your personal information with anyone.

Footer CTA Image