Consumer Trends http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Could bar reservations help increase revenue? http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/could-bar-reservations-help-increase-revenue <div class="field-deck"> Treating your bar area as a glorified waiting room instead of as a destination dining experience? You could be missing an opportunity. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A new survey from OpenTable suggests that offering reservations for bar dining would make better use of your bar space. Among the potential benefits: additional seat inventory, faster turn times and, some say, enhanced hospitality. </div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/could-bar-reservations-help-increase-revenue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/could-bar-reservations-help-increase-revenue#comments Consumer Trends Operations Tue, 07 Jun 2016 14:38:00 +0000 55161 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Best seat in the restaurant? Allowing guests to reserve bar seats is proving profitable for some operations.</p> Thinkstock For breakfast, think smoothies http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/breakfast-think-smoothies <div class="field-deck"> Two-fifths of consumers drink their morning meal, Mintel says. Are you ready for them? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Two-fifths of consumers would rather drink their breakfast, according to Mintel research.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/breakfast-think-smoothies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/breakfast-think-smoothies#comments Consumer Trends Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:07:00 +0000 55021 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Seattle-based Evolution Fresh is tapping into demand for functional beverages.</p> Getty Images Study: How millennials regard online restaurant reviews http://restaurant-hospitality.com/social-media/study-how-millennials-regard-online-restaurant-reviews <div class="field-deck"> A recent study reveals that a bad online opinion carries more weight than a positive one. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A bad online restaurant review carries more weight than a positive one, according to a recent study.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/social-media/study-how-millennials-regard-online-restaurant-reviews" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/social-media/study-how-millennials-regard-online-restaurant-reviews#comments Consumer Trends Social Media Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:00:00 +0000 54991 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>If you&#39;re going to spotlight reviews of your restaurant, make sure to choose those written by more credible sources.</p> Thinkstock Millennials seeking alternatives to traditional burgers http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/millennials-seeking-alternatives-traditional-burgers <div class="field-deck"> Consumers' top non-beef choices include chicken, turkey and bison, according to a recent Mintel study. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Consumers' top non-beef choices include chicken, turkey and bison, according to a recent Mintel study.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/millennials-seeking-alternatives-traditional-burgers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/millennials-seeking-alternatives-traditional-burgers#comments Consumer Trends Thu, 19 May 2016 15:27:00 +0000 54471 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>The grass-fed beef 55 burger at the Rusty Spoon, Orlando, satisfies a shift toward grass-fed beef and other alternative burger proteins.</p> Rusty Spoon Superfoods business continues to pack a punch http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/superfoods-business-continues-pack-punch <div class="field-deck"> Retail product introductions in the category have doubled over the last five years. On menus? Not so much. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Retail product introductions in the category have doubled over the last five years. On menus? Not so much.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/superfoods-business-continues-pack-punch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/superfoods-business-continues-pack-punch#comments Consumer Trends Thu, 05 May 2016 19:11:00 +0000 54111 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Superfoods have been in the news for years, but consumer momentum in that category seems to be building.</p> Thinkstock Hispanics continue to grow restaurant visits http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/hispanics-continue-grow-restaurant-visits <div class="field-deck"> Family-friendliness, familiarity and peer recommendations are key drivers for this demographic </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How U.S. restaurants can appeal to the growing Hispanic demographic.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/hispanics-continue-grow-restaurant-visits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/hispanics-continue-grow-restaurant-visits#comments Consumer Trends Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:22:00 +0000 53881 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Family-friendliness is an important factor when U.S. Hispanics choose a restaurant.</p> Thinkstock Millennials to restaurants: give us more tech http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/millennials-restaurants-give-us-more-tech <div class="field-deck"> An Oracle study shows that most restaurants aren’t as connected as they should be with younger customers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An Oracle study shows that most restaurants aren’t as connected as they should be with younger customers. </div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/millennials-restaurants-give-us-more-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/millennials-restaurants-give-us-more-tech#comments Consumer Trends Technology Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:45:00 +0000 53841 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Restaurants that aren&#39;t making the most of mobile are&nbsp;falling short for millennials, Oracle research suggests.</p> Thinkstock 5 menu trends driven by millennials http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/5-menu-trends-driven-millennials <div class="node-body gallery-body">Restaurants can cultivate the demanding, opinion-leading millennial generation as culinary consumers by focusing on these five key food trends.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/5-menu-trends-driven-millennials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/5-menu-trends-driven-millennials#comments Consumer Trends Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:20:00 +0000 53651 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Quenching millennials' thirst for juices, smoothies http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/quenching-millennials-thirst-juices-smoothies <div class="field-deck"> Young customers love their fresh juices, and restaurants are uniquely positioned to grab a share of this market, according to a new report. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Young customers love their fresh juices, and restaurants are uniquely positioned to grab a share of this market, according to a new report.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/quenching-millennials-thirst-juices-smoothies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/quenching-millennials-thirst-juices-smoothies#comments Drink Trends Consumer Trends Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:31:00 +0000 53621 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>House-made juices command a premium menu price.</p> Thinkstock Trendinista: Role of snacking continues to evolve http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/trendinista-role-snacking-continues-evolve <div class="field-deck"> Even as grazing becomes the norm, some meals—especially dinner—remain important to most Americans. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Even as grazing becomes the norm, some meals—especially dinner—remain important to most Americans.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/trendinista-role-snacking-continues-evolve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/trendinista-role-snacking-continues-evolve#comments Trendinista Consumer Trends Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:05:00 +0000 53611 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Twenty percent of snackers indulge &quot;because it&#39;s there.&quot;</p> Getty Images