Consumer Trends http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Latitude 360 wants to cash in on fantasy sports boom http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/latitude-360-wants-cash-fantasy-sports-boom <div class="field-deck"> The three-unit chain is branching out into the lucrative pay-to-play fantasy sports business. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The three-unit Latitutde 360 chain is branching out into the lucrative pay-to-play fantasy sports business.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/latitude-360-wants-cash-fantasy-sports-boom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/latitude-360-wants-cash-fantasy-sports-boom#comments Consumer Trends New Restaurant Concepts Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:30:00 +0000 46691 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Latitude 360 NRA: Americans broadening their horizons on the plate http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/nra-americans-broadening-their-horizons-plate <div class="field-deck"> The U.S. melting pot is getting more inclusive, especially when it comes to less-familiar world cuisines. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. melting pot is getting more inclusive, with more Americans choosing relatively exotic ethnic fare in restaurants.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/nra-americans-broadening-their-horizons-plate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/nra-americans-broadening-their-horizons-plate#comments Food Trends Consumer Trends Wed, 19 Aug 2015 15:07:00 +0000 46201 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock NRA: Ethnic cuisines and flavors in America http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/nra-ethnic-cuisines-and-flavors-america <div class="node-body video-body">National Restaurant Association reports on Americans' familiarity with various cuisines</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/nra-ethnic-cuisines-and-flavors-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/nra-ethnic-cuisines-and-flavors-america#comments Food Trends Consumer Trends Video Wed, 19 Aug 2015 15:01:00 +0000 46191 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Menu Moves: Burgers give a boost to casual restaurants http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/menu-moves-burgers-give-boost-casual-restaurants <div class="field-deck"> Burgers are never going out of style. But how big are they? Probably bigger than we thought. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Burgers are never going out of style. But how big are they? Probably bigger than we thought. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/menu-moves-burgers-give-boost-casual-restaurants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/menu-moves-burgers-give-boost-casual-restaurants#comments Food Trends Consumer Trends Wed, 19 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000 46161 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock The Wall Street Journal: Why Americans are the world's biggest snackers http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/wall-street-journal-why-americans-are-worlds-biggest-snackers <div class="node-body video-body">One group of the population is causing America's snacking frenzy</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/wall-street-journal-why-americans-are-worlds-biggest-snackers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/wall-street-journal-why-americans-are-worlds-biggest-snackers#comments Consumer Trends Video Thu, 13 Aug 2015 18:09:00 +0000 45931 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Restaurant traffic rose in July http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/restaurant-traffic-rose-july <div class="field-deck"> Sales growth slower than June, yet still in positive territory across industry. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Restaurant industry sales grew less in July than in June, but were still in positive territory across the industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/restaurant-traffic-rose-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/restaurant-traffic-rose-july#comments Consumer Trends Mon, 10 Aug 2015 14:17:00 +0000 45641 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Meatless Monday fans crave seasonal fare, survey says http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/meatless-monday-fans-crave-seasonal-fare-survey-says <div class="field-deck"> A plant-based menu promotion seems especially well-suited to local operators. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Meatless Monday menu promotiond seem especially well-suited to local operators.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/meatless-monday-fans-crave-seasonal-fare-survey-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/meatless-monday-fans-crave-seasonal-fare-survey-says#comments Consumer Trends Wed, 05 Aug 2015 14:55:00 +0000 45551 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Beefsteak, Jose Andr&eacute;s&#39; latest concept, puts the spotlight on produce. Andr&eacute;s is one of many chefs who are paying more attention to vegetables.</p> Fast casual restaurants get a bump from alcohol service http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/fast-casual-restaurants-get-bump-alcohol-service <div class="field-deck"> Adult beverages are a largely untapped opportunity for many fast casual restaurants—but that may be changing. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Adult beverages are a largely untapped opportunity for many fast casual restaurants—but that may be changing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/fast-casual-restaurants-get-bump-alcohol-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/fast-casual-restaurants-get-bump-alcohol-service#comments Drink Trends Consumer Trends Alcohol Tue, 04 Aug 2015 22:07:00 +0000 45521 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Indy restaurant count dipped three percent in the last year http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/indy-restaurant-count-dipped-three-percent-last-year <div class="field-deck"> The U.S. lost more than 7,000 restaurants in the year ending March 31, NPD says. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. lost more than 7,000 restaurants in the year ending March 31, NPD says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/indy-restaurant-count-dipped-three-percent-last-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/indy-restaurant-count-dipped-three-percent-last-year#comments Consumer Trends Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:23:00 +0000 45501 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Restaurant visits hit highest levels in six years http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/restaurant-visits-hit-highest-levels-six-years <div class="field-deck"> Good news, but quick-service burger chains, midscale/family concepts and independents concepts are lagging, NPD finds. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Good news, but quick-service burger chains, midscale/family concepts and independents concepts are lagging, NPD finds.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/restaurant-visits-hit-highest-levels-six-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/restaurant-visits-hit-highest-levels-six-years#comments Consumer Trends Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:38:00 +0000 45371 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock