Consumer Trends http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Restaurants face slumping lunch sales http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/restaurants-face-slumping-lunch-sales <div class="field-deck"> Fewer midday diners spells trouble for some operators; so does higher turnover among employees and managers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fewer midday diners spells trouble for some operators; so does higher turnover among employees and managers. </div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/restaurants-face-slumping-lunch-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/restaurants-face-slumping-lunch-sales#comments Consumer Trends Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:53:00 +0000 57711 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Fewer people seem to have the time or money for lunch these days.</p> Thinkstock Diners are drinking a lot more cider http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/diners-are-drinking-lot-more-cider <div class="field-deck"> Apple- and pear-based alcoholic beverages see popularity spike over five-year period </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Apple- and pear-based alcoholic beverages see popularity spike over five-year period</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/diners-are-drinking-lot-more-cider" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/diners-are-drinking-lot-more-cider#comments Drink Trends Consumer Trends Naturally Inspiring Beverage & Culinary Flavoring Solutions Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:51:00 +0000 57661 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Trendinista: Can restaurants profit from an edible cannabis boom? http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/trendinista-can-restaurants-profit-edible-cannabis-boom <div class="field-deck"> If voters OK recreational marijuana ballot measures, chefs and operators will have a lucrative way to leverage their brand. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If voters OK recreational marijuana ballot measures, chefs and operators will have a lucrative way to leverage their brand. </div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/trendinista-can-restaurants-profit-edible-cannabis-boom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/trendinista-can-restaurants-profit-edible-cannabis-boom#comments Trendinista Consumer Trends Thu, 01 Sep 2016 16:55:00 +0000 57381 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Chicago chef&nbsp;Mindy Segal was one of the first to create edible pot products.</p> Cresco Labs Cameron Mitchell's beverage program evolves with the times http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/cameron-mitchells-beverage-program-evolves-times <div class="field-deck"> Operator's beverage executives discuss trends among millennials and other guests. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Operator's beverage executives discuss trends among Millennial customers</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/cameron-mitchells-beverage-program-evolves-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/cameron-mitchells-beverage-program-evolves-times#comments Drink Trends Consumer Trends Naturally Inspiring Beverage & Culinary Flavoring Solutions Tue, 30 Aug 2016 20:37:00 +0000 57301 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Andrea Hoover, beverage operations manager, and Ryan Valentine, director of beverage and operating partner, of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants.</p> Cameron Mitchell Restaurants Are you ready for Gen Z? http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/are-you-ready-gen-z <div class="field-byline"> Marygrace Taylor </div> <div class="field-deck"> The youngest generation is everything millennials aren’t. Here’s what they’re hungry for. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The youngest generation is everything millennials aren’t. Here’s what they’re hungry for.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/are-you-ready-gen-z" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/are-you-ready-gen-z#comments Consumer Trends Thu, 25 Aug 2016 22:32:00 +0000 57111 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Tech usage is a given with Gen Z&#39;ers.</p> Thinkstock Is Yelp hurting chain restaurant sales? http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/yelp-hurting-chain-restaurant-sales <div class="field-deck"> Recent figures suggest online restaurant reviews may drive more revenue for independent restaurants than for their industry rivals. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Recent figures suggest online restaurant reviews may drive more revenue for independent restaurants than for their industry rivals.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/yelp-hurting-chain-restaurant-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/yelp-hurting-chain-restaurant-sales#comments Consumer Trends Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:17:00 +0000 57041 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Review sites like Yelp might be leveling the playing field for smaller operators.</p> Thinkstock Forecast: Driverless cars could help sell more drinks http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/forecast-driverless-cars-could-help-sell-more-drinks <div class="field-deck"> Wall Street thinks autonomous vehicle technology will both boost restaurant alcoholic beverage revenue and cut down on DUIs. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Wall Street thinks autonomous vehicle technology will both boost restaurant alcoholic beverage revenue and cut down on DUIs.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/forecast-driverless-cars-could-help-sell-more-drinks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/forecast-driverless-cars-could-help-sell-more-drinks#comments Consumer Trends Sun, 14 Aug 2016 21:29:00 +0000 56881 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Bar and restaurant guests might say &quot;yes&quot; to another round if they don&#39;t need to be sober to get home.</p> Thinkstock New app allows restaurant orders via Facebook Messenger http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/new-app-allows-restaurant-orders-facebook-messenger <div class="field-deck"> Allset removes wait times at lunch with its new chatbot. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Allset removes wait times at lunch with its new chatbot. </div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/new-app-allows-restaurant-orders-facebook-messenger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/new-app-allows-restaurant-orders-facebook-messenger#comments Consumer Trends Technology Fri, 05 Aug 2016 13:52:00 +0000 56701 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Non-GMO menu items can earn higher markups http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/no-gmo-menu-items-can-earn-higher-markups <div class="field-deck"> A new study finds customers will pay extra to eat restaurant meals free of genetically modified ingredients. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A new study finds customers will pay extra to eat restaurant meals free of genetically modified ingredients.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/no-gmo-menu-items-can-earn-higher-markups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/no-gmo-menu-items-can-earn-higher-markups#comments Consumer Trends Thu, 28 Jul 2016 22:14:00 +0000 56271 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Restaurants that offer non-GMO menu items might get away with higher prices.</p> Lackluster restaurant sales could point to broader downturn http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/lackluster-restaurant-sales-could-point-broader-downturn <div class="field-deck"> Is the restaurant industry the canary in the coal mine for a recession? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Is the restaurant industry the canary in the coal mine for recession?</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/lackluster-restaurant-sales-could-point-broader-downturn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/lackluster-restaurant-sales-could-point-broader-downturn#comments Consumer Trends Thu, 28 Jul 2016 20:54:00 +0000 56261 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Empty seats could be a more common sight if the economy goes south.</p> Thinkstock