DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Will American consumers, still hungry for dining deals, see higher prices at their favorite restaurant chains in 2014? How will restaurant operators manage their menus and costs as they face another year of economic uncertainty and commodity cost increases? These are just a few of the questions to be answered in the latest SpenDifference menu price tracking survey.
SpenDifference, a supply chain co-op that helps restaurants save money, periodically surveys chains on their menu pricing strategies and trends, as well as commodity management strategies.
Chain executives are invited to take the take the survey, which will be open until December 13. Participants will be entered in a drawing to win one of ten $100 Amazon gift cards and will receive a complimentary copy of the findings. All responses will remain confidential. Click here to view previous reports.
“This survey looks back at chains’ 2013 price changes, as well as their pricing strategies for next year,” said Maryanne Rose, president and CEO. “It also includes questions about their plans to serve organic, locally sourced, gluten-free and lower calorie items – all big trends in the restaurant industry.”
Other questions ask how chains plan to save money and better manage their supply chains. “Our goal with this survey, as with everything we do, is to provide operators with unique insights that help them succeed in this incredibly competitive environment,” Rose added.
Based in Denver, SpenDifference, LLC, partners with emerging to mid-sized restaurant companies, providing full-service supply chain support. It currently works with approximately 20 national and regional chains that represent nearly $1 billion annually in purchasing.