Consumer Trends http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Restaurant guests favor regular minimum wage hikes http://restaurant-hospitality.com/eat-beat-business/restaurant-guests-favor-regular-minimum-wage-hikes <div class="field-deck"> 5 things you need to know now, including a look at what Millennial staffers want </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Note to restaurant operators: Your guests favor a higher minimum wage</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/eat-beat-business/restaurant-guests-favor-regular-minimum-wage-hikes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/eat-beat-business/restaurant-guests-favor-regular-minimum-wage-hikes#comments 5 Things You Need to Know Now Eat Beat Business H.R./Legal Consumer Trends Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:09:00 +0000 35911 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Full-service restaurants struggle with mobile http://restaurant-hospitality.com/technology/full-service-restaurants-struggle-mobile <div class="node-body article-body">The move to responsive design is killing mobile website load times, according to a study conducted by The Search Agency.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/technology/full-service-restaurants-struggle-mobile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/technology/full-service-restaurants-struggle-mobile#comments Eat Beat Consumer Trends Operations Technology Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:11:00 +0000 35671 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com U.S. income gap squeezing restaurants; fruit tops for snackers http://restaurant-hospitality.com/eat-beat-business/us-income-gap-squeezing-restaurants-fruit-tops-snackers <div class="node-body article-body">The yawning gap between high- and low-income groups, along with a shrinking middle, are affecting restaurant business, according to the NPD Group.</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/eat-beat-business/us-income-gap-squeezing-restaurants-fruit-tops-snackers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/eat-beat-business/us-income-gap-squeezing-restaurants-fruit-tops-snackers#comments Eat Beat Business Food Trends Consumer Trends Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:45:00 +0000 35421 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Yelp forced to manage its own reputation http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/yelp-forced-manage-its-own-reputation <div class="field-deck"> A series of spats involving the restaurant review site have thrust its legitimacy and objectivity back into the spotlight. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A series of spats involving the restaurant review site have thrust its legitimacy and objectivity back into the spotlight.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/yelp-forced-manage-its-own-reputation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/yelp-forced-manage-its-own-reputation#comments Eat Beat Business Marketing Consumer Trends Social Media Lawsuits Marketing Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:40:00 +0000 35361 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Groups lobby to change Obamacare definition of full time http://restaurant-hospitality.com/5-things-you-need-know-now/groups-lobby-change-obamacare-definition-full-time <div class="field-deck"> Also, Millennials want dynamic, digital signage; and operators focus on gaining a larger share of lunch. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Millennials want dynamic, digital signage; and operators focus on gaining a larger share of lunch.</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/5-things-you-need-know-now/groups-lobby-change-obamacare-definition-full-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/5-things-you-need-know-now/groups-lobby-change-obamacare-definition-full-time#comments 5 Things You Need to Know Now Eat Beat Consumer Trends Dayparts Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:00:00 +0000 35351 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Olive Garden: Battle of the breadsticks http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/olive-garden-battle-breadsticks <div class="field-deck"> Darden’s activist investors say the company’s flagship Italian concept needs a serious makeover. Management says one is already underway. Who will prevail? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A scathing 296-page assessment of Darden Restaurants issued by Starboard Value, the hedge fund that owns more than $500 million worth of Darden stock, questions the quality of Olive Garden’s food.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/olive-garden-battle-breadsticks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/olive-garden-battle-breadsticks#comments Eat Beat Food Trends Featured Operators Consumer Trends Finance Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:00:00 +0000 35341 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Keep it simple to promote healthy eating http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/keep-it-simple-promote-healthy-eating <div class="field-deck"> Consumers like to order healthful meals with ingredients they are familiar with. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Consumers like to order healthful meals with ingredients they are familiar with.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/keep-it-simple-promote-healthy-eating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/keep-it-simple-promote-healthy-eating#comments Management Tips Marketing Food Trends Consumer Trends Green Food Natural/organics Nutrition Labels Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:52:00 +0000 35211 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>THE LCL: Bar &amp; Kitchen gives as many details on its food as possible, which helps diners accept new ingredients they haven&#39;t tried.</p> Apple Pay: Is it right for your restaurant? http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/apple-pay-it-right-your-restaurant <div class="field-deck"> Giant chains are already on board with Apple’s new mobile payment system. Smaller operators may be wondering if they should follow suit. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Giant chains are already on board with Apple’s new mobile payment system. Smaller operators may be wondering if they should follow suit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/apple-pay-it-right-your-restaurant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/apple-pay-it-right-your-restaurant#comments Consumer Trends Operations Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:30:00 +0000 35191 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Starbucks, Panera Bread, McDonald&rsquo;s and Subway will be early adopters of Apple&rsquo;s new Apple Pay mobile payment system.</p> Apple How do your sustainability practices match up? http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/how-do-your-sustainability-practices-match <div class="field-deck"> Also, a new concept for Johnny Rockets and Dave & Buster’s hits the IPO repeat button. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A new concept for Johnny Rockets and Dave & Buster’s hits the IPO repeat button.</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/how-do-your-sustainability-practices-match" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/how-do-your-sustainability-practices-match#comments Consumer Trends Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:01:00 +0000 35201 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Wineries hit hard by Napa earthquake http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/wineries-hit-hard-napa-earthquake <div class="field-deck"> Also: Apple’s mobile payments technology expected to make waves, and non-alcoholic beverage offerings evolving. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Apple’s mobile payments technology expected to make waves, and non-alcoholic beverage offerings evolving. </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/wineries-hit-hard-napa-earthquake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/wineries-hit-hard-napa-earthquake#comments Eat Beat Business Consumer Trends Operations Technology Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:29:00 +0000 35001 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock