Consumer Trends http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Editor’s Picks: The holiday blues, coffee talk, restaurants make the grade http://restaurant-hospitality.com/editors-space/editor-s-picks-holiday-blues-coffee-talk-restaurants-make-grade-0 <div class="field-deck"> A brief roundup of this week’s trending news </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A brief roundup of this week’s trending news </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/editors-space/editor-s-picks-holiday-blues-coffee-talk-restaurants-make-grade-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/editors-space/editor-s-picks-holiday-blues-coffee-talk-restaurants-make-grade-0#comments Editors Space Consumer Trends Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:31:00 +0000 38751 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>One study says restaurants are experiencing more empty tables during the holiday season.</p> Thinkstock Millennials view, respond differently to food news http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/millennials-view-respond-differently-food-news <div class="field-deck"> Younger restaurant customers have a markedly different perspective on what qualifies as important food news. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Of the food stories that resonated most with U.S. consumers overall in 2014, not a single one made it into the top three for Millennials.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/millennials-view-respond-differently-food-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/millennials-view-respond-differently-food-news#comments Eat Beat Marketing Consumer Trends Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:16:00 +0000 38651 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Coke&#39;s name promotion was the top food news story among Millennials.</p> Trendinista: Should independents disclose calorie counts? http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/trendinista-should-independents-disclose-calorie-counts <div class="field-deck"> Independent restaurants aren’t compelled to do so by new federal regulation, but should they take it upon themselves to add calorie counts to the menu? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Even though it&rsquo;s not mandatory, independent restaurants should consider whether offering diners more nutrition information would benefit business.</p> <p>A number of studies have shown that some consumers want to see calorie counts and will make decisions on where to go based on this information.</p></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-should-independents-disclose-calorie-counts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/trendinista-should-independents-disclose-calorie-counts#comments Trendinista Consumer Trends Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:00:00 +0000 38521 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>PizzaRev, a 19-unit fast-casual pizza chain, offers a nutrition calculator on its website.</p> PizzaRev Food freshness, transparency increasingly key to many consumers http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/food-freshness-transparency-increasingly-key-many-consumers <div class="field-deck"> Growing ranks of restaurant customers want more fresh food with a pedigree, according to recent research updates from two foodservice consulting firms. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Growing ranks of restaurant customers want more fresh food with a pedigree, according to recent research updates from two foodservice consulting firms.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/food-freshness-transparency-increasingly-key-many-consumers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/food-freshness-transparency-increasingly-key-many-consumers#comments Food Trends Consumer Trends Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:00:00 +0000 38511 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock How to invite more business diners to your tables http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/how-invite-more-business-diners-your-tables <div class="field-deck"> Four operators suggest ways to attract some of the most free-spending guests. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Four operators suggest ways to attract some of the most free-spending guests.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/how-invite-more-business-diners-your-tables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/how-invite-more-business-diners-your-tables#comments Eat Beat Business Consumer Trends Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:00:00 +0000 38311 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>The most lucrative restaurants understand what business diners value and identify ways to attract them.</p> Thinkstock What do business diners value in a restaurant? http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/what-do-business-diners-value-restaurant <div class="field-deck"> Consistency, reliability and speed are priorities for corporate guests. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Consistency, reliability and speed are priorities for corporate restaurant guests.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/what-do-business-diners-value-restaurant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/what-do-business-diners-value-restaurant#comments Eat Beat Consumer Trends Operations Mon, 08 Dec 2014 16:00:00 +0000 38301 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Business diners are &ldquo;more sensitive to quality than price,&quot; one restaurant owner says.</p> Thinkstock Return of the Corporate Card: Restaurants enjoy the boost http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/return-corporate-card-restaurants-enjoy-boost <div class="field-deck"> Restaurants are welcoming corporate customers back with open arms </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Restaurants are welcoming corporate customers back with open arms</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/return-corporate-card-restaurants-enjoy-boost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/return-corporate-card-restaurants-enjoy-boost#comments Industry Experts Eat Beat Business Consumer Trends Executives Full-Service Upscale Restaurants Wed, 03 Dec 2014 15:39:00 +0000 38261 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>A number of data trackers point to an upward trend in corporate spending.</p> Thinkstock NPD: Americans eating more pizza and yogurt http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/npd-americans-eating-more-pizza-and-yogurt <div class="field-deck"> Data from the past decade shows what America is eating more of, and the results might surprise you. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Recent data from the past decade shows what America is eating more of, and the results might surprise you.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/npd-americans-eating-more-pizza-and-yogurt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/npd-americans-eating-more-pizza-and-yogurt#comments Eat Beat Business Food Trends Consumer Trends Wed, 03 Dec 2014 14:30:00 +0000 38251 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Are restaurant passes the next big thing? http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/are-restaurant-passes-next-big-thing <div class="field-deck"> After Olive Garden’s Pasta Pass drummed up so much attention, independent restaurants are taking notice. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">After Olive Garden’s Pasta Pass drummed up so much attention, independent restaurants are taking notice.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/are-restaurant-passes-next-big-thing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/are-restaurant-passes-next-big-thing#comments Eat Beat Marketing Consumer Trends Mon, 01 Dec 2014 16:26:00 +0000 38051 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>The 2014-2015 Taco Republic Season Pass entitles owners to their choice of three tacos with chips and salsa each day from December 5, 2014, through March 5, 2015.</p> Trendinista: Expect more movement in burger space http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/trendinista-expect-more-movement-burger-space <div class="field-deck"> What industry movers and shakers are talking about this week </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What industry movers and shakers are talking about this week</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/trendinista-expect-more-movement-burger-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/trendinista-expect-more-movement-burger-space#comments Eat Beat Trendinista Food Trends Consumer Trends Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:15:00 +0000 37891 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock