Consumer Trends http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Study: Restaurant week deals build business, boost bottom line http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/study-restaurant-week-deals-build-business-boost-bottom-line <div class="field-deck"> The numbers show that restaurant weeks pay off big, to the point where at least one chef/owner is going solo with a DIY version limited to his company’s concepts. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The numbers show that restaurant weeks pay off big, to the point where at least one chef/owner is going solo with a DIY version limited to his company’s concepts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/study-restaurant-week-deals-build-business-boost-bottom-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/study-restaurant-week-deals-build-business-boost-bottom-line#comments Eat Beat Marketing Consumer Trends Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:00:00 +0000 39571 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Editor's Picks: 5 topics trending this week http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/editors-picks-5-topics-trending-week <div class="field-deck"> Pork prices are down, six restaurants receive Five Diamonds, Mexican-style chocolate gets mixed reviews, and more. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pork prices are down, six restaurants receive Five Diamonds, Mexican-style chocolate gets mixed reviews, and more.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/editors-picks-5-topics-trending-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/editors-picks-5-topics-trending-week#comments Editors Space 5 Things You Need to Know Now Consumer Trends Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:20:00 +0000 39521 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Pork prices are beginning to return to normal, thanks to the stabilization of a pig virus outbreak that affected producers last year.</p> Thinkstock How Genghis Grill measures ROI on tabletop tablets http://restaurant-hospitality.com/technology/how-genghis-grill-measures-roi-tabletop-tablets <div class="field-deck"> The stir-fry chain is deploying freestanding tablets to increase table turns, interact with families and market directly to consumers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The stir-fry chain is deploying freestanding tablets to increase table turns, interact with families and market directly to consumers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/technology/how-genghis-grill-measures-roi-tabletop-tablets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/technology/how-genghis-grill-measures-roi-tabletop-tablets#comments Management Tips Consumer Trends How To Technology Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:00:00 +0000 39471 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>In a recent test at 18 Genghis Grill locations, tabletop tablets increased table turns 30 percent, more that one-third of all guests paid via tablet and servers benefitted from a 16-percent bump in tips.</p> Photo: E la Carte Should you consider a healthier kids' menu? http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/should-you-consider-healthier-kids-menu <div class="field-deck"> How and why some restaurants are giving kids—or typically their parents—more healthy food options. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How and why some restaurants are giving kids—or typically their parents—more healthy food options. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/should-you-consider-healthier-kids-menu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/should-you-consider-healthier-kids-menu#comments Management Tips Food Trends Consumer Trends How To Kids Meals Wed, 14 Jan 2015 15:00:00 +0000 39191 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>For Great Wolf Lodge, providing healthier and more high-quality food options keeps families from leaving the parks for better food.</p> Trendinista: Restaurants adapt to public comment cards http://restaurant-hospitality.com/social-media/trendinista-restaurants-adapt-public-comment-cards <div class="field-deck"> It’s becoming increasingly important for chefs and restaurant owners to learn to keep their cool. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It’s becoming increasingly important for chefs and restaurant owners to learn to keep their cool.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/social-media/trendinista-restaurants-adapt-public-comment-cards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/social-media/trendinista-restaurants-adapt-public-comment-cards#comments Trendinista Consumer Trends Social Media Mon, 05 Jan 2015 02:55:00 +0000 39031 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Increase revenue by expanding alcohol options http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/increase-revenue-expanding-alcohol-options <div class="field-deck"> Adult beverage trends are shifting rapidly and, with a few minor tweaks, restaurants can stay ahead of the game. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Alcoholic beverage trends are shifting rapidly and, with a few minor tweaks, restaurants can stay ahead of the game.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/increase-revenue-expanding-alcohol-options" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/increase-revenue-expanding-alcohol-options#comments Drink Trends Consumer Trends Ultimate Flavor Solutions Tue, 30 Dec 2014 15:00:00 +0000 38941 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock 4 strategies to attract today’s consumer http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/4-strategies-attract-today-s-consumer <div class="field-deck"> A study by Technomic and Acosta examines why diners may or may not choose your restaurant. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A study by Technomic and Acosta examines why diners may or may not choose your restaurant. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/4-strategies-attract-today-s-consumer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/4-strategies-attract-today-s-consumer#comments Consumer Trends Tue, 23 Dec 2014 19:00:00 +0000 38781 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Editor’s Picks: The holiday blues, coffee talk, restaurants make the grade http://restaurant-hospitality.com/editors-space/editor-s-picks-holiday-blues-coffee-talk-restaurants-make-grade-0 <div class="field-deck"> A brief roundup of this week’s trending news </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A brief roundup of this week’s trending news </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/editors-space/editor-s-picks-holiday-blues-coffee-talk-restaurants-make-grade-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/editors-space/editor-s-picks-holiday-blues-coffee-talk-restaurants-make-grade-0#comments Editors Space Consumer Trends Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:31:00 +0000 38751 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>One study says restaurants are experiencing more empty tables during the holiday season.</p> Thinkstock Millennials view, respond differently to food news http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/millennials-view-respond-differently-food-news <div class="field-deck"> Younger restaurant customers have a markedly different perspective on what qualifies as important food news. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Of the food stories that resonated most with U.S. consumers overall in 2014, not a single one made it into the top three for Millennials.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/millennials-view-respond-differently-food-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/millennials-view-respond-differently-food-news#comments Eat Beat Marketing Consumer Trends Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:16:00 +0000 38651 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Coke&#39;s name promotion was the top food news story among Millennials.</p> Trendinista: Should independents disclose calorie counts? http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/trendinista-should-independents-disclose-calorie-counts <div class="field-deck"> Independent restaurants aren’t compelled to do so by new federal regulation, but should they take it upon themselves to add calorie counts to the menu? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Independent restaurants aren’t compelled to do so by new federal regulation, but should they take it upon themselves to add calorie counts to the menu?</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/trendinista-should-independents-disclose-calorie-counts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/trendinista-should-independents-disclose-calorie-counts#comments Trendinista Consumer Trends Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:00:00 +0000 38521 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>PizzaRev, a 19-unit fast-casual pizza chain, offers a nutrition calculator on its website.</p> PizzaRev