Consumer Trends http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Delivery tops new trend list http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/delivery-tops-new-trend-list <div class="field-deck"> Why operators should keep their eyes on restaurant meal replacement and other consumer demands. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When it comes to purchasing restaurant-quality meals, consumers feel the need for speed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/delivery-tops-new-trend-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/delivery-tops-new-trend-list#comments Consumer Trends Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:38:00 +0000 51611 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock 5 ways to design restaurants with Millennials in mind http://restaurant-hospitality.com/industry-experts/5-ways-design-restaurants-millennials-mind <div class="node-body gallery-body">A Millennial-friendly environment is almost as important as what comes out of your kitchen</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/industry-experts/5-ways-design-restaurants-millennials-mind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/industry-experts/5-ways-design-restaurants-millennials-mind#comments Industry Experts Consumer Trends Operations Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:50:00 +0000 51481 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com No-tip movement gaining no traction http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/no-tip-movement-gaining-no-traction <div class="field-deck"> A strong majority of customers don’t want restaurants to adopt zero-gratuity policies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A strong majority of customers don’t want restaurants to adopt zero-gratuity policies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/no-tip-movement-gaining-no-traction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/no-tip-movement-gaining-no-traction#comments Management Tips Consumer Trends Thu, 28 Jan 2016 20:00:00 +0000 51211 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>No-tipping policies are might level the wage playing field, but many suspect they will hurt service.</p> Getty Images Millennials dragging wine sales down http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/millennials-dragging-wine-sales-down <div class="field-deck"> Vino sales down at your restaurant? Blame Millennials—and figure out what else you might sell them. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Vino sales down at your restaurant? Blame Millennials—and figure out what else you might sell them.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/millennials-dragging-wine-sales-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/millennials-dragging-wine-sales-down#comments Drink Trends Consumer Trends Wed, 27 Jan 2016 21:30:00 +0000 51181 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Millennials are fans of red blends and are open-minded about imports.</p> Getty Images Resolve to stay on trend http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/resolve-stay-trend <div class="field-deck"> Many of your guests' new year's resolutions involve food. Start your own year off right by catering to their good intentions. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As restaurant customers make their new year's resolutions for 2016, restaurant operators can profit by offering the healthy menu items their guests demand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/resolve-stay-trend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/resolve-stay-trend#comments Consumer Trends Wed, 13 Jan 2016 15:30:00 +0000 50821 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>January is all about salads. Your guests will crave creative renditions such as this spicy Thai salad from CHLOE in New York City.</p> by CHLOE How to reach Millennials through loyalty programs http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/how-reach-millennials-through-loyalty-programs <div class="field-deck"> The largest generational cohort has a message for restaurant operators: Show us the money. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A recent study reveals how restaurants can best leverage their loyalty programs to attract and keep Millennial customers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/how-reach-millennials-through-loyalty-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/how-reach-millennials-through-loyalty-programs#comments Marketing Consumer Trends Thu, 07 Jan 2016 16:00:00 +0000 50641 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Millennial loyalty program members like&nbsp;frequent communication and an app that allows them to check their rewards balance easily.</p> Thinkstock Millennials favor funkier fats http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/millennials-favor-funkier-fats <div class="field-deck"> Bacon work on your menu? Other animal fats could give a similar boost, especially if you want to attract 20- and 30-something foodies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Does bacon work on your restaurant menu? Other animal fats could give a similar boost, especially if you want to attract 20-something and 30-something foodies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/millennials-favor-funkier-fats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/millennials-favor-funkier-fats#comments Food Trends Consumer Trends Thu, 17 Dec 2015 19:54:00 +0000 50221 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Pork belly confit and potato gnocchi hash from Tony Incontro of Del Dotto Winery in Napa, CA. The pork&#39;s rich flavor comes from&nbsp;having been cooked in lardo.</p> National Pork Board/2014 Pork Summit Serve gluten-free menu items? Prove it. http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/serve-gluten-free-menu-items-prove-it <div class="field-deck"> A new tech device enables gluten-intolerant patrons to test restaurant meals for safety right before they dig in. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Restaurant operators could encounter some challenging dining room dynamics when patrons start using Nima gluten-sensing devices next year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/serve-gluten-free-menu-items-prove-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/serve-gluten-free-menu-items-prove-it#comments Food Trends Consumer Trends Special Diets Thu, 17 Dec 2015 15:00:00 +0000 50171 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Guests load the Nima sensor with a sample from their plates.</p> 6SensorLabs The gluten question: A passing fad or reason to update your menu? http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/gluten-question-passing-fad-or-reason-update-your-menu <div class="field-deck"> Are gluten-free lifestyles just another trend, or should restaurant operators get used to accommodating guests who are off gluten for good? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Are gluten-free lifestyles just another trend, or should restaurant operators get used to accommodating guests who are off gluten for good?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/gluten-question-passing-fad-or-reason-update-your-menu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/gluten-question-passing-fad-or-reason-update-your-menu#comments Food Trends Consumer Trends Tue, 15 Dec 2015 21:14:00 +0000 50131 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>With more consumers going gluten-free, it might be time to broaden your menu.</p> Thinkstock Public might not be ready for service charges http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/public-might-not-be-ready-service-charges <div class="field-deck"> One restaurant’s experiment: Pok Pok in Los Angeles tried—then quickly dropped—the charges. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One restaurant’s experiment: Pok Pok in Los Angeles tried, then quickly dropped service charges.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/public-might-not-be-ready-service-charges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/public-might-not-be-ready-service-charges#comments H.R./Legal Consumer Trends Tue, 15 Dec 2015 16:26:00 +0000 50121 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>&ldquo;The dining public must come to grips with what it actually costs to eat out,&quot; Andy Ricker says.</p> Andy Ricker Restaurants