Consumer Trends http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Hispanics continue to grow restaurant visits http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/hispanics-continue-grow-restaurant-visits <div class="field-deck"> Family-friendliness, familiarity and peer recommendations are key drivers for this demographic </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How U.S. restaurants can appeal to the growing Hispanic demographic.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/hispanics-continue-grow-restaurant-visits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/hispanics-continue-grow-restaurant-visits#comments Consumer Trends Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:22:00 +0000 53881 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Family-friendliness is an important factor when U.S. Hispanics choose a restaurant.</p> Thinkstock Millennials to restaurants: give us more tech http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/millennials-restaurants-give-us-more-tech <div class="field-deck"> An Oracle study shows that most restaurants aren’t as connected as they should be with younger customers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An Oracle study shows that most restaurants aren’t as connected as they should be with younger customers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/millennials-restaurants-give-us-more-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/millennials-restaurants-give-us-more-tech#comments Consumer Trends Technology Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:45:00 +0000 53841 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Restaurants that aren&#39;t making the most of mobile are&nbsp;falling short for millennials, Oracle research suggests.</p> Thinkstock 5 menu trends driven by millennials http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/5-menu-trends-driven-millennials <div class="node-body gallery-body">Restaurants can cultivate the demanding, opinion-leading millennial generation as culinary consumers by focusing on these five key food trends.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/5-menu-trends-driven-millennials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/5-menu-trends-driven-millennials#comments Consumer Trends Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:20:00 +0000 53651 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Quenching millennials' thirst for juices, smoothies http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/quenching-millennials-thirst-juices-smoothies <div class="field-deck"> Young customers love their fresh juices, and restaurants are uniquely positioned to grab a share of this market, according to a new report. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"> <p>Young customers love their fresh juices, and restaurants are uniquely positioned to grab a share of this market, according to a new report.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/quenching-millennials-thirst-juices-smoothies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/quenching-millennials-thirst-juices-smoothies#comments Drink Trends Consumer Trends Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:31:00 +0000 53621 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>House-made juices command a premium menu price.</p> Thinkstock Trendinista: Role of snacking continues to evolve http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/trendinista-role-snacking-continues-evolve <div class="field-deck"> Even as grazing becomes the norm, some meals—especially dinner—remain important to most Americans. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Even as grazing becomes the norm, some meals—especially dinner—remain important to most Americans.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/trendinista-role-snacking-continues-evolve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/trendinista-role-snacking-continues-evolve#comments Trendinista Consumer Trends Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:05:00 +0000 53611 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Twenty percent of snackers indulge &quot;because it&#39;s there.&quot;</p> Getty Images Study: More restaurant customers willing to pay for reservations http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/study-more-restaurant-customers-willing-pay-reservations <div class="field-deck"> Third-party booking sites could pave the way for acceptance of reservation fees, says new study. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Although the majority of guests balk at paying for a restaurant reservation, the tide could be turning, says a study from Cornell University.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/study-more-restaurant-customers-willing-pay-reservations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/study-more-restaurant-customers-willing-pay-reservations#comments Consumer Trends Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:56:00 +0000 53521 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Will diners pay for a table? Time will tell.</p> Thinkstock Millennials ramp up restaurant spending http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/millennials-ramp-restaurant-spending <div class="field-deck"> Full-service operators can find plenty to love, including increased spending by millennials, in the first round of data covering 2016 restaurant performance. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Full-service operators can find plenty to love in the first round of data that describes how restaurants have done so far in 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/millennials-ramp-restaurant-spending" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/millennials-ramp-restaurant-spending#comments Consumer Trends Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:20:00 +0000 53351 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Consumer spending on restaurants is up, thanks in part to strong growth in the job market, especially for millennials.</p> Thinkstock Restaurant guests seek help with healthy choices http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/restaurant-guests-seek-help-healthy-choices <div class="field-deck"> Calorie counting is out, wellness is in, and that shift is carrying over to how people order in restaurants. Is your menu sending the right signals? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Calorie counting is out, wellness is in, and that shift is carrying over to how people order in restaurants. Is your menu sending the right signals?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/restaurant-guests-seek-help-healthy-choices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/restaurant-guests-seek-help-healthy-choices#comments Consumer Trends Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:31:00 +0000 53331 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Parents are most interested in finding healthy menu choices, according to Mintel research.</p> Thinkstock Foodservice growth has other sectors envious http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/foodservice-growth-has-other-sectors-envious <div class="field-deck"> The new advice for retail merchants who want to boost revenue: Start acting more like restaurants. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The new advice for retail merchants who want to boost revenue: Start acting more like restaurants.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/foodservice-growth-has-other-sectors-envious" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/foodservice-growth-has-other-sectors-envious#comments Consumer Trends Sun, 03 Apr 2016 21:17:00 +0000 53211 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Restaurant goers are trading up from quick-service to full-service eateries because they value the quality of the experience.</p> Getty Images AAA alters ratings standards to reflect current trends http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/aaa-alters-ratings-standards-reflect-current-trends <div class="field-deck"> Casual influences and a focus on food lead to a shift in scoring practices. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">AAA adjusts its restaurant diamond rating standards to reflect customers' increased interest in food.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/aaa-alters-ratings-standards-reflect-current-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/aaa-alters-ratings-standards-reflect-current-trends#comments Consumer Trends Operations Thu, 31 Mar 2016 16:58:00 +0000 53121 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Food itself is more important than ever when it comes to dishing out AAA diamonds. This sturgeon and sauerkraut tart is a showstopper at newly listed AAA five diamond restaurant Gabriel Kreuther in New York.</p> Paul Wagtouicz