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Driven by stronger same-store sales and customer traffic levels and a more optimistic outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index posted a solid gain in August. The RPI – a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S.
If mobile websites included a click-to-order button that routed customers to a geolocation API, the brands' mobile experiences would be better suited to handle each query.
Shaped by user-centric devices and the Great Recession, value-conscious millennials are looking for great experiences that are friction-free.
One industry insider claims grass-fed labels are bringing in customers, more than non-GMO labels.
Even for brands in which digital ordering represents a small percentage, its search traffic and order traffic represents a meaningful sample size from which brands can glean valuable insights.
During the company's investor day this week, CEO Nigel Travis said that being a global company is more difficult than ever because of social media.
A menu analyst says the most creative foodservice in the world is being done on college campuses, and that idea generation should start there.
Cutting costs by creating limited time offers or new menu items that scale down the serving of animal protein could be interesting to test with consumers.
Restaurant efficiency experts cite the 7-second rule; a 7-second reduction in customer wait times increases a chain’s market share by as much as 1 percent.
Consumers sometimes say one thing, but do another when it comes to healthful choices. This conflict affects their food choices and translates into complex flavor trends which can be difficult to unravel.
From QSRs to sports bars, wings are on menus everywhere. Why?
RSR Research today released results of its fourth benchmarking study on the digital gifting industry, "Digital Gift Cards: Rewriting the Gifting Rules in the Omni-Channel Age." According to a news release, the study evaluates the gifting experiences of the nation's...
Dunkin' Brands' CEO Nigel Travis appeared on Bloomberg TV this week, offering his take on a number of industry trends. Highlights from the interview include: Competition.
Euromonitor International, a market research company, has published new research in an e-book identifying the top beverage trends throughout the Middle East and North Africa. According to the data, the MENA region is on pace for an 8.6-percent increase in...
The findings of a recent analysis of a year's worth of GrubHub data reveals differences in what, when and where men and women order takeout.
Higher check averages at restaurants around the world during Q2 helped to increase the overall consumer spending in every country except Spain and Italy, according to new data from The NPD Group. NPD's Crest foodservice market research shows that traffic...
Eighty-nine percent of employers anticipate hiring the same number of seasonal workers as 2013, or perhaps more.
As we barrel toward the fourth quarter and the holiday season, a new report from American Express says that Americans feel more financially stable compared to last year, and their spending habits are reflecting this trend. The American Express Spending...
The income gap between the wealthiest and poorest Americans is the widest its been in 100 years, according to the Pew Research Center. Those who identify as "middle class" has also never been lower. This macroeconomic trend is having a...
A new white paper from Technomic, titled "Better-for-You Chains: Consumer Ratings of Restaurants' Health Offerings," shows that a majority of consumers are unsatisfied with restaurant chain's availability of healthy options. A majority of consumers said it's important for brands, including...
In a letter to World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan, CEOs of food and non-alcoholic beverage companies and members of the International Food & Beverage Alliance, which includes McDonald's, announced a set of enhanced global commitments that will guide...
Beginning in 2016, the Massachusetts Restaurant Association's newly announced partnership with the National Restaurant Association for the New England Food Show will begin. The NEFS is the largest tradeshow of its kind in the Northeast, according to a news release.
Specialty beverages – from coffees to teas to craft beers – have been on an upswing in the restaurant industry for the past few years and more consumers are now seeking them out. According to new research from Technomic, 21...
According to Inc. Magazine's annual list of privately-held companies, fast casuals are still setting the pace for the restaurant industry.
The restaurant industry is regarded as the top business sector in America according to results of the annual Gallup Work and Education poll.
Job openings in the hospitality sector topped 500,000 (583,000 job openings) for the seventh consecutive month in July, the first such occurrence since before the Great Recession. July also marked an increase of more than 100,000 job openings over what...
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