The Global Recruiter UK Industry Awards 2018

A Tough Year for the Restaurant Industry:

Last year proved to be difficult for the restaurant industry. Nation’s Restaurant News reported yesterday that Buffalo Wild Wing’s fourth quarter net earnings plummeted 38.2%. The company’s fourth quarter ended on December 25th, 2016. Company-owned restaurants saw same-store sales fall 4% while franchised stores saw sales fall 3.9%. Buffalo Wild Wings CEO Sally Smith made a statement about the issue, citing “the challenging restaurant environment” as the source of struggle. Chipotle also took a hard hit in their fourth quarter. As the company dealt with food borne illness outbreaks across the country, net incomes fell 76%.

It is no surprise that restaurants nationwide faced similar hardships. For many restaurants, the overall decline in net profits can be traced back to two main contributing factors: weak same-store sales and slow traffic. According to the National Restaurant Association, 42% of operators reported a same-stores sales decline in December of 2016. Operators also reported a 47% decline in traffic for that same month.

Expectations and optimism remain high, though, for the year ahead. About 39% of restaurant operators told National Restaurant News that they expect same-store sales and traffic to improve within the next 6 months. This is a 25% jump from when operators were surveyed back in October of 2016. Also heartening for the industry is that 57% of restaurant operators surveyed expect to expand or remodel within the next 6 months.

Dedicated to Success in 2017:

Here at Patrice and Associates, we are also optimistic about the year ahead. As the nation’s leading hospitality recruiting firm, we know how fundamentally important staffing is to a restaurant’s success. Finding strong, talented candidates to fill leadership positions can make all the difference when running an effective business. Strong leaders help shape a business’s culture and can be instrumental in improving overall service, efficiency, profitability, and more.

Overall, we are excited to continue working hard in 2017. Every day, our dedicated Franchisees and Recruiters help find and place the restaurant industry’s top leaders. By ensuring the success of our clients, we are also ensuring the growth and prosperity of the restaurant industry itself. We look forward to continue doing so now and for many years to come.

What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

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    Hospitality Recruiters Will Help You Find Your Dream Job!

    Mike Buterbaugh is a consummate professional and proved to be a valuable resource in my recent job search!  I am extremely happy with what Mike brought to the table, as he assisted me in my job hunt.  I would definitely call Mike (and Patrice & Associates) again if I found myself in the midst of career move, though I truly believe Mike Buterbaugh helped me find my forever dream job, with a great & growing company! Thanks, Mike and Patrice & Associates!  You did a wonderful job! -Dave Long   10 Reasons Why Hospitality Jobs are Great! Hospitality Recruiters Will Help You Find Your Dream Job!
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    Recruiters Helped Me Find a Job!

    Mike is awesome. He found my resume and got me a job interview within a couple days. I had that interview and within a week I was hired. The resume ideas were great. He stayed in touch before and after the hiring process with ideas and questions. He know what I was looking for and got it for me. -Shawn Beistel   #1 Hospitality Management Recruitment Agency Recruiters Helped Me Find a Job!
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    Recruitment Coaches are Your Coach for Life!

    All I can say about Mike is he has always been supportive and a great mentor to me over the past 8 years.  First as my Director of Operations with Mimi’s Café he always challenged me to be a better manager and encouraged my growth by having me take on leading weekly kitchen manager calls for his market and trusting me to go into troubled locations and helping to turn them around.  Most recently when my time with Mimi’s was over Mike was able to help me secure the next step in my journey in less than 3 weeks.

    Sincerely,

    Bob Nawa

    Recruitment Coaches are Your Coach for Life!
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    Recruitment Experts Are the Best Coaches

    Mike was phenomenal. The interview process was a little long but Mike was extremely personal and checked in with myself and the company daily to keep the communication going. He was very straight forward with what to expect and the time frame. He was constantly giving advice and even answered questions at night and on the weekend. He really helped me find a dream job and I cannot thank him enough. Thank you, Seth Strong Recruitment Experts Are the Best Coaches
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    My New Job Changed My Life

    I would like to take this time and thank you for the outstanding work that was put forward for me to get the opportunity to become a General Manager for with Arby's Restaurant. From the beginning you have treated me with the upmost respect and made all the necessary calls to set up my interviews and follow-up. That speak volumes of your hard work and dedication that you show to your clients at hand.  I without a doubt without any hesitation will recommend you to anyone, I know that's looking for a career in the hospitality and restaurant business. From the heart a true, in me you can count on friend and i hope to do business with you moving forward with my new career as General Manager for Arby's Restaurant. Sincerely, Johnny J. Cardona My New Job Changed My Life