Consumer Trends http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Menu Moves: What’s new with BBQ http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/menu-moves-what-s-new-bbq <div class="field-deck"> Gear up for National Barbecue Month by thinking outside the smoke box. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Gear up for National Barbecue Month by thinking outside the smoke box.</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/food-trends/menu-moves-what-s-new-bbq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/menu-moves-what-s-new-bbq#comments Food Trends Consumer Trends Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:16:00 +0000 42271 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Brisket from Midwood Smokehouse in Charlotte, NC.</p> Emily Chaplin Photography Trendinista: Momentum builds toward nixing tips http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/trendinista-momentum-builds-toward-nixing-tips <div class="field-deck"> Now that a number of high-profile restaurants have eliminated gratuities, is it time for you to consider a new way of compensating servers? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Now that a number of high-profile restaurants have eliminated gratuities, is it time for you to consider a new way of compensating servers?</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-momentum-builds-toward-nixing-tips" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/trendinista-momentum-builds-toward-nixing-tips#comments Trendinista Consumer Trends Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:00:00 +0000 42211 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Menu Moves: Restaurant chains get crafty with beer http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/menu-moves-restaurant-chains-get-crafty-beer <div class="field-deck"> Chain restaurants are taking a page from your playbook: partnering with local microbreweries to bring that local vibe into the bar. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Chain restaurants are taking a page from your playbook: partnering with local microbreweries to bring that local vibe into the bar.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/menu-moves-restaurant-chains-get-crafty-beer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/menu-moves-restaurant-chains-get-crafty-beer#comments Drink Trends Consumer Trends Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:31:00 +0000 41791 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">Smokey</span><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;Bones&nbsp;brings in local craft beers so each location has a different beer menu.</span></p> Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill How guest demands are shaping restaurants' customer service http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/how-guest-demands-are-shaping-restaurants-customer-service <div class="field-byline"> Jodi Beuder </div> <div class="field-deck"> Shifting consumer priorities are forcing restaurants to adapt in a variety of ways. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Shifting consumer priorities are forcing restaurants to adapt in a variety of ways.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/how-guest-demands-are-shaping-restaurants-customer-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/how-guest-demands-are-shaping-restaurants-customer-service#comments Consumer Trends How To Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:44:00 +0000 41781 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Menu Moves: Lofty beef prices have chefs eyeing goat, lamb http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/menu-moves-lofty-beef-prices-have-chefs-eyeing-goat-lamb <div class="field-deck"> Goat—lower in fat than chicken but higher in protein than beef—is one of the most widely consumed meats in the world. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Goat—lower in fat than chicken but higher in protein than beef—is one of the most widely consumed meats in the world.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/menu-moves-lofty-beef-prices-have-chefs-eyeing-goat-lamb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/menu-moves-lofty-beef-prices-have-chefs-eyeing-goat-lamb#comments Trendinista Food Trends Consumer Trends Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:16:00 +0000 41521 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Armando & Sons Meat Market Meet your new target customers: Generation Z http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/meet-your-new-target-customers-generation-z <div class="field-deck"> With Millennials cutting back on restaurant visits, it’s time to reach out to an even-younger crowd. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With Millennials cutting back on restaurant visits, perhaps it’s time for restaurants to reach out to Gen Z.</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/meet-your-new-target-customers-generation-z" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/meet-your-new-target-customers-generation-z#comments Consumer Trends Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:30:00 +0000 41481 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Concept of Tomorrow: Punch Bowl Social http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/concept-tomorrow-punch-bowl-social <div class="field-deck"> Watch out for Punch Bowl Social, a rapidly growing “eatertainment” concept offering craft cocktails, a from-scratch kitchen, bowling, ping-pong, shuffleboard and more. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Watch out for Punch Bowl Social, a rapidly growing “eatertainment” concept offering craft cocktails, a from-scratch kitchen, bowling, ping-pong, shuffleboard and more. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/concept-tomorrow-punch-bowl-social" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/concept-tomorrow-punch-bowl-social#comments Consumer Trends New Restaurant Concepts Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:54:00 +0000 41441 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>A rendering of the Punch Bowl Social&nbsp;expected to open in The Flats neighborhood of downtown Cleveland in June.</p> Punch Bowl Social Menu Moves: Demanding a more humane supply chain http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/menu-moves-demanding-more-humane-supply-chain <div class="field-deck"> More restaurants are broadening the definition of transparent sourcing to include practices for raising animals. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">More restaurants are defining transparent sourcing to include animal living conditions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/menu-moves-demanding-more-humane-supply-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/menu-moves-demanding-more-humane-supply-chain#comments Trendinista Food Trends Consumer Trends Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:08:00 +0000 41311 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Sodexo announced it will source all of its eggs from cage-free systems by the end of 2020.</p> Thinkstock Reports: Boom times back for restaurants http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/reports-boom-times-back-restaurants <div class="field-deck"> February’s epic blast of winter weather temporarily slowed the restaurant industry’s rapid rate of growth—but by a lot less than you’d think. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">February’s epic blast of winter weather temporarily slowed the restaurant industry’s rapid rate of growth—but by a lot less than you’d think.</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/reports-boom-times-back-restaurants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/reports-boom-times-back-restaurants#comments Consumer Trends News Analysis Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:43:00 +0000 41241 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Trendinista: Airports become showcases for local food http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/trendinista-airports-become-showcases-local-food <div class="node-body gallery-body">Despite operational challenges, airport locations help showcase the best food of the region and create a sense of place for visitors.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/trendinista-airports-become-showcases-local-food" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/trendinista-airports-become-showcases-local-food#comments Trendinista Food Trends Consumer Trends Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:00:00 +0000 41081 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com