Consumer Trends http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Are you ready for Gen Z? http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/are-you-ready-gen-z <div class="field-byline"> Marygrace Taylor </div> <div class="field-deck"> The youngest generation is everything millennials aren’t. Here’s what they’re hungry for. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The youngest generation is everything millennials aren’t. Here’s what they’re hungry for.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/are-you-ready-gen-z" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/are-you-ready-gen-z#comments Consumer Trends Thu, 25 Aug 2016 22:32:00 +0000 57111 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Tech usage is a given with Gen Z&#39;ers.</p> Thinkstock Is Yelp hurting chain restaurant sales? http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/yelp-hurting-chain-restaurant-sales <div class="field-deck"> Recent figures suggest online restaurant reviews may drive more revenue for independent restaurants than for their industry rivals. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Recent figures suggest online restaurant reviews may drive more revenue for independent restaurants than for their industry rivals.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/yelp-hurting-chain-restaurant-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/yelp-hurting-chain-restaurant-sales#comments Consumer Trends Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:17:00 +0000 57041 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Review sites like Yelp might be leveling the playing field for smaller operators.</p> Thinkstock Forecast: Driverless cars could help sell more drinks http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/forecast-driverless-cars-could-help-sell-more-drinks <div class="field-deck"> Wall Street thinks autonomous vehicle technology will both boost restaurant alcoholic beverage revenue and cut down on DUIs. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Wall Street thinks autonomous vehicle technology will both boost restaurant alcoholic beverage revenue and cut down on DUIs.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/forecast-driverless-cars-could-help-sell-more-drinks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/forecast-driverless-cars-could-help-sell-more-drinks#comments Consumer Trends Sun, 14 Aug 2016 21:29:00 +0000 56881 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Bar and restaurant guests might say &quot;yes&quot; to another round if they don&#39;t need to be sober to get home.</p> Thinkstock New app allows restaurant orders via Facebook Messenger http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/new-app-allows-restaurant-orders-facebook-messenger <div class="field-deck"> Allset removes wait times at lunch with its new chatbot. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Allset removes wait times at lunch with its new chatbot. </div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/new-app-allows-restaurant-orders-facebook-messenger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/new-app-allows-restaurant-orders-facebook-messenger#comments Consumer Trends Technology Fri, 05 Aug 2016 13:52:00 +0000 56701 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Non-GMO menu items can earn higher markups http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/no-gmo-menu-items-can-earn-higher-markups <div class="field-deck"> A new study finds customers will pay extra to eat restaurant meals free of genetically modified ingredients. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A new study finds customers will pay extra to eat restaurant meals free of genetically modified ingredients.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/no-gmo-menu-items-can-earn-higher-markups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/no-gmo-menu-items-can-earn-higher-markups#comments Consumer Trends Thu, 28 Jul 2016 22:14:00 +0000 56271 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Restaurants that offer non-GMO menu items might get away with higher prices.</p> Lackluster restaurant sales could point to broader downturn http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/lackluster-restaurant-sales-could-point-broader-downturn <div class="field-deck"> Is the restaurant industry the canary in the coal mine for a recession? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Is the restaurant industry the canary in the coal mine for recession?</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/lackluster-restaurant-sales-could-point-broader-downturn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/lackluster-restaurant-sales-could-point-broader-downturn#comments Consumer Trends Thu, 28 Jul 2016 20:54:00 +0000 56261 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Empty seats could be a more common sight if the economy goes south.</p> Thinkstock Meal kit growth not hurting restaurants—yet http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/meal-kit-growth-not-hurting-restaurants-yet <div class="field-deck"> Although consumers care deeply about the food they put on the table at home, they don’t necessarily want to cook it themselves. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Although consumers care deeply about the food they put on the table at home, they don’t necessarily want to cook it themselves.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/meal-kit-growth-not-hurting-restaurants-yet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/meal-kit-growth-not-hurting-restaurants-yet#comments Consumer Trends Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:23:00 +0000 56131 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Meal kits, while costly, provide customers with everything they need to produce chef-designed meals at home.</p> Plated Gift cards spur higher full-service check averages http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/gift-cards-spur-higher-full-service-check-averages <div class="field-deck"> Bump not so big at quick-service, according to a recent survey. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bump not so big at quick-service, according to a recent survey.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/gift-cards-spur-higher-full-service-check-averages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/gift-cards-spur-higher-full-service-check-averages#comments Consumer Trends Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:07:00 +0000 56061 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Fleming&#39;s promotes gift cards throughout the year and offers buyers the option to personalize cards with their own messages.</p> Fleming's Millennials driving sales of grocery prepared foods http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/millennials-driving-sales-grocery-prepared-foods <div class="field-deck"> Restaurants still hold the upper hand when it comes to young adults. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Restaurants still hold the upper hand when it comes to young adults.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/millennials-driving-sales-grocery-prepared-foods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/millennials-driving-sales-grocery-prepared-foods#comments Consumer Trends Tue, 05 Jul 2016 07:27:00 +0000 55591 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Could bar reservations help increase revenue? http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/could-bar-reservations-help-increase-revenue <div class="field-deck"> Treating your bar area as a glorified waiting room instead of as a destination dining experience? You could be missing an opportunity. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A new survey from OpenTable suggests that offering reservations for bar dining would make better use of your bar space. Among the potential benefits: additional seat inventory, faster turn times and, some say, enhanced hospitality. </div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/could-bar-reservations-help-increase-revenue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/could-bar-reservations-help-increase-revenue#comments Consumer Trends Operations Tue, 07 Jun 2016 14:38:00 +0000 55161 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Best seat in the restaurant? Allowing guests to reserve bar seats is proving profitable for some operations.</p> Thinkstock