Consumer Trends http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en More consumers say 'no thanks' to food additives http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/more-consumers-say-no-thanks-food-additives <div class="field-deck"> More food manufacturers and restaurant companies are pledging to clean up their offerings as attitudes evolve. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">More food manufacturers and restaurant companies are pledging to clean up their offerings as attitudes evolve.</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/more-consumers-say-no-thanks-food-additives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/more-consumers-say-no-thanks-food-additives#comments Food Trends Consumer Trends Wed, 24 Jun 2015 19:40:00 +0000 44241 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Chipotle Midyear trend review: Delivery boom could become disruptive http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/midyear-trend-review-delivery-boom-could-become-disruptive <div class="field-deck"> Top trend watchers highlight four emerging “trendlets”—plus a pair of major shifts that could spell trouble for many operators. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Top trend watchers highlight four emerging emerging “trendlets”—plus a pair of major shifts that could spell trouble for many operators.</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/midyear-trend-review-delivery-boom-could-become-disruptive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/midyear-trend-review-delivery-boom-could-become-disruptive#comments Consumer Trends Operations Mon, 22 Jun 2015 14:20:00 +0000 44151 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Consumers say restaurants could better leverage technology http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/consumers-say-restaurants-could-better-leverage-technology <div class="field-deck"> Full-service operators least effective in using technology to boost the customer experience, study says. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Full-service operators least effective in using technology to boost the customer experience, study says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/consumers-say-restaurants-could-better-leverage-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/consumers-say-restaurants-could-better-leverage-technology#comments Consumer Trends Thu, 18 Jun 2015 12:00:00 +0000 44081 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Restaurant spending flat, but better days lie ahead http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/restaurant-spending-flat-better-days-lie-ahead <div class="field-deck"> Will your operation be ready if consumers start to splurge? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Traffic to restaurants has been flat, but that's about to change, analysts say.</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/restaurant-spending-flat-better-days-lie-ahead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/restaurant-spending-flat-better-days-lie-ahead#comments Consumer Trends Tue, 16 Jun 2015 14:30:00 +0000 44021 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Trendinista: 10 ways restaurants can respond to top taste trends http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/trendinista-10-ways-restaurants-can-respond-top-taste-trends <div class="field-deck"> Snacking, healthy options and convenience remain top priorities for many restaurant customers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Snacking, healthy options and convenience remain top priorities for many restaurant customers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/trendinista-10-ways-restaurants-can-respond-top-taste-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/trendinista-10-ways-restaurants-can-respond-top-taste-trends#comments Food Trends Consumer Trends Mon, 15 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000 43851 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>More consumers are craving fresh, healthful items.</p> Thinkstock 5 questions with L.A. restaurateur Dustin Lancaster http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/5-questions-la-restaurateur-dustin-lancaster <div class="node-body article-body">An aspiring actor-turned-restaurateur dishes on opening his first bar, hiring his first kitchen staff and more.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/5-questions-la-restaurateur-dustin-lancaster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/5-questions-la-restaurateur-dustin-lancaster#comments Owner Interviews Consumer Trends Wed, 03 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000 43531 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Dustin Lancaster fell backward into the restaurant industry after investing in a wine bar that became an immediate hit.</p> Menu moves: Be prepared to answer questions about GMOs http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/menu-moves-be-prepared-answer-questions-about-gmos <div class="field-deck"> More consumers are concerned about genetically modified foods and restaurants should be able to relay the facts. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">More consumers are concerned about genetically modified foods and restaurants should be able to relay the facts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/menu-moves-be-prepared-answer-questions-about-gmos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/menu-moves-be-prepared-answer-questions-about-gmos#comments Food Trends Consumer Trends Wed, 03 Jun 2015 13:38:00 +0000 43551 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock 5 things you need to know about restaurant construction http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/5-things-you-need-know-about-restaurant-construction <div class="node-body article-body">The right construction company will educate you and be by your side throughout the process. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/5-things-you-need-know-about-restaurant-construction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/5-things-you-need-know-about-restaurant-construction#comments Management Tips Owner Interviews Consumer Trends Operations Tue, 02 Jun 2015 16:00:00 +0000 43341 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Bigger bars are a new construction trend, according to Rob Mescolotto, founder and owner of D.C.-based Hospitality Construction Services.</p> Jim Cuddy and Mathew Lynch Menu Moves: Dim sum dovetails with current dining trends http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/menu-moves-dim-sum-dovetails-current-dining-trends <div class="field-deck"> The 400-year-old Cantonese dining style is surfacing in nontraditional ways as diners want small, shareable plates. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Dim sum, a centuries-old dining style, is resurfacing in nontraditional ways as diners want small, shareable plates.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/menu-moves-dim-sum-dovetails-current-dining-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/menu-moves-dim-sum-dovetails-current-dining-trends#comments Food Trends Consumer Trends Tue, 02 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000 43051 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Chef Paul Carmichael, formerly of&nbsp;M&aacute; P&ecirc;che, prepares a dim sum-style Scotch egg with maple syrup at the recent Pork Summit at the Culinary Institute of America Greystone.</p> National Pork Board Gear up for more international guests http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/gear-more-international-guests <div class="field-deck"> If Brand USA’s new campaign draws a surge of international visitors, restaurants could see a wider array of diners. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Should Brand USA’s new campaign draw a surge of international visitors, you’ll benefit by welcoming a wide array of diners. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/gear-more-international-guests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/gear-more-international-guests#comments Food Trends Consumer Trends Fri, 29 May 2015 10:09:00 +0000 42971 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>flavors.discoveramerica.com</p> Brand USA