Consumer Trends http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Flat traffic triggers decline in restaurant ranks http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/flat-traffic-triggers-decline-restaurant-ranks <div class="field-deck"> Independent restaurants remain in the majority but had the biggest attrition in the last year, according to NPD Group. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Independent restaurants remain in the majority but had the biggest attrition in the last year, according to NPD Group.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/flat-traffic-triggers-decline-restaurant-ranks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/flat-traffic-triggers-decline-restaurant-ranks#comments Consumer Trends Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:18:00 +0000 40971 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Editor's Picks: New York will boost tipped minimum wage http://restaurant-hospitality.com/5-things-you-need-know-now/editors-picks-new-york-will-boost-tipped-minimum-wage <div class="node-body article-body">RH editors recap five stories you may have missed this week.</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/5-things-you-need-know-now/editors-picks-new-york-will-boost-tipped-minimum-wage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/5-things-you-need-know-now/editors-picks-new-york-will-boost-tipped-minimum-wage#comments 5 Things You Need to Know Now Consumer Trends Finance Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:30:00 +0000 40731 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Proposed dietary guidelines target sugar, soft drinks http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/proposed-dietary-guidelines-target-sugar-soft-drinks <div class="field-deck"> The nation’s top food scientists want the federal government to tax two menu categories that are key profit centers for many restaurant operators. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">By targeting sugar, the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans could have a negative impact on restaurant profitability.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/proposed-dietary-guidelines-target-sugar-soft-drinks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/proposed-dietary-guidelines-target-sugar-soft-drinks#comments Food Trends Consumer Trends Regulations Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:02:00 +0000 40751 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Editor's Picks: Longer menu descriptions mean higher prices http://restaurant-hospitality.com/5-things-you-need-know-now/editors-picks-longer-menu-descriptions-mean-higher-prices <div class="node-body article-body">RH editors recap five stories you may have missed this week.</div> <div 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target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trucks/meet-25-million-food-truck#comments Consumer Trends New Restaurant Concepts Finance Food Trucks Thu, 12 Feb 2015 20:09:00 +0000 40371 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Restaurants could see more demand for red velvet cake http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/restaurants-could-see-more-demand-red-velvet-cake <div class="field-deck"> The arrival of red velvet Oreos in supermarkets may spark restaurant demand for this classic, showy dessert. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Now that food manufacturers are relying on red velvet cake to inject new life into their product lines, can restaurants be far behind?</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/restaurants-could-see-more-demand-red-velvet-cake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/restaurants-could-see-more-demand-red-velvet-cake#comments Food Trends Consumer Trends Thu, 12 Feb 2015 14:05:00 +0000 40351 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Although it&#39;s generally considered a Southern invention, NYC&#39;s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel has served red velvet cake since the 1930s.</p> Editor's Picks: Pepperoni, chicken top pizza toppings http://restaurant-hospitality.com/5-things-you-need-know-now/editors-picks-pepperoni-chicken-top-pizza-toppings <div class="node-body article-body">RH editors recap five stories you may have missed this week.</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/5-things-you-need-know-now/editors-picks-pepperoni-chicken-top-pizza-toppings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/5-things-you-need-know-now/editors-picks-pepperoni-chicken-top-pizza-toppings#comments 5 Things You Need to Know Now Eat Beat Food Trends Consumer Trends Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:30:00 +0000 40281 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Study: Millennials tend to be tightwad tippers http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/study-millennials-tend-be-tightwad-tippers <div class="field-deck"> Restaurant servers no doubt already know this, but new numbers show that nearly half of 18- to 34-year-olds don’t tip as generously as older age groups do. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Restaurant servers no doubt already know this, but new numbers show that nearly half of 18- to 34-year-olds don’t tip as generously as older age groups do. </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/consumer-trends/study-millennials-tend-be-tightwad-tippers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/study-millennials-tend-be-tightwad-tippers#comments Consumer Trends Wed, 04 Feb 2015 15:00:00 +0000 39861 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Editor's Picks: Diners reveal Valentine’s Day pet peeves http://restaurant-hospitality.com/5-things-you-need-know-now/editors-picks-diners-reveal-valentine-s-day-pet-peeves <div class="node-body article-body">RH editors recap five stories you may have missed this week.</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/5-things-you-need-know-now/editors-picks-diners-reveal-valentine-s-day-pet-peeves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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