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You’re missing out http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/passing-dessert-you-re-missing-out <div class="field-deck"> While diners are opting for smaller and cheaper meals, one-third are still splurging on dessert, a recent poll shows. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While diners are opting for smaller and cheaper meals, one-third are still splurging on dessert, a recent poll shows.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/passing-dessert-you-re-missing-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/passing-dessert-you-re-missing-out#comments Eat Beat Business Consumer Trends Operations Dayparts Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:14:00 +0000 34301 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Cheesecake tops the list of most &quot;crave-worthy&quot; desserts.</p> Use 'big data' to personalize the dining experience http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/use-big-data-personalize-dining-experience <div class="node-body article-body">Today’s technology provides restaurants with more actionable data about their guests.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/use-big-data-personalize-dining-experience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/use-big-data-personalize-dining-experience#comments Eat Beat Business How To Consumer Trends Social Media Technology Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:00:00 +0000 34271 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Local marketing: Mission critical for restaurants http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/local-marketing-mission-critical-restaurants <div class="field-byline"> Melissa Risteff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Unless your operation’s online content is accurate, relevant and easy to find, hungry customers will likely look elsewhere. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/local-marketing-mission-critical-restaurants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/local-marketing-mission-critical-restaurants#comments Eat Beat Management Tips Consumer Trends How To Social Media Sun, 17 Aug 2014 18:49:00 +0000 34261 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Marketing: Baby Boomers still hold spending sway http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/marketing-baby-boomers-still-hold-spending-sway <div class="field-deck"> Restaurants that court Millennials at the expense of older consumers might learn the hard way that, sometimes, it can be hip to be square. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sure, it’s smart to maximize your restaurant’s appeal to Millennials. But don’t do so at the expense of Baby Boomers.</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/marketing-baby-boomers-still-hold-spending-sway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/marketing-baby-boomers-still-hold-spending-sway#comments Eat Beat Business Marketing Management Tips Consumer Trends Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 34171 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Strategies for courting solo diners http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/strategies-courting-solo-diners <div class="field-deck"> Parties of one are on the rise. Are you ready for them? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Parties of one are on the rise. Are you ready for them?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/strategies-courting-solo-diners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/strategies-courting-solo-diners#comments Eat Beat Business Industry Experts Management Tips Consumer Trends Dayparts Training Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:09:00 +0000 34161 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Community tables, like this one at Cast in Santa Monica, CA, are one way restaurants can accommodate solo diners.</p> Examining breakfast trends and high-priced foods http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/examining-breakfast-trends-and-high-priced-foods <div class="field-deck"> 5 things you need to know now </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Restaurants expand breakfast offerings; 20 entrepreneurs shaking up the food system; more recent news</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/examining-breakfast-trends-and-high-priced-foods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/examining-breakfast-trends-and-high-priced-foods#comments Eat Beat Consumer Trends Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:18:00 +0000 34141 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Restaurants face local sourcing, partnership and craft beer challenges http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/restaurants-face-local-sourcing-partnership-and-craft-beer-challenges <div class="field-deck"> 5 things you need to know now </div> <div class="node-body article-body">5 things you need to know about recent restaurant news and trends from around the country.</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/restaurants-face-local-sourcing-partnership-and-craft-beer-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/restaurants-face-local-sourcing-partnership-and-craft-beer-challenges#comments Eat Beat Business Consumer Trends Alcohol Bars & Taverns Family Dining Local Food Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:54:00 +0000 34031 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Better guest engagement boosts repeat visits http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/better-guest-engagement-boosts-repeat-visits <div class="field-deck"> Guests who make a personal connection with an employee are more likely to return and recommend that restaurant to a friend, research shows. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Guests who make a personal connection with an employee are more likely to return and recommend that restaurant to a friend, research shows.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/better-guest-engagement-boosts-repeat-visits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/better-guest-engagement-boosts-repeat-visits#comments Eat Beat Business Management Tips Consumer Trends How To Training Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:08:00 +0000 34001 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Stock image Age groups value different qualities in restaurants http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/age-groups-value-different-qualities-restaurants <div class="field-deck"> The message of generation-based Technomic research: Know thy customer. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Technomic research examines how different generations view and use restaurants.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/age-groups-value-different-qualities-restaurants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/age-groups-value-different-qualities-restaurants#comments Consumer Trends Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:16:00 +0000 33741 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Sriracha ranks as go-to condiment for Millennials http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/sriracha-ranks-go-condiment-millennials <div class="field-deck"> A new trend report confirms that the demographic operators covet most has the hots for ethnic cuisine. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Market trackers at international business intelligence firm IBISWorld think sriracha is poised to go mainstream, thanks to the rising popularity of ethnic cuisine, particularly among Millennial consumers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/sriracha-ranks-go-condiment-millennials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/sriracha-ranks-go-condiment-millennials#comments Eat Beat Business Food Trends Consumer Trends Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:58:00 +0000 33481 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com