Consumer Trends http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Restaurant sales rebounded in March, NRA says http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/restaurant-sales-rebounded-march-nra-says <div class="field-deck"> Diners are returning to restaurants as a brutal winter for much of the U.S. draws to a close. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Diners are returning to restaurants as a brutal winter for much of the U.S. draws to a close.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/restaurant-sales-rebounded-march-nra-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/finance/restaurant-sales-rebounded-march-nra-says#comments Eat Beat Business Consumer Trends Finance Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:16:00 +0000 29961 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Turning takeout into big business http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/turning-takeout-big-business <div class="node-body article-body">Many restaurants are ramping up the fight for today’s on-the-go-consumer, but if you’re going to offer carryout, you better do it right.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/turning-takeout-big-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/turning-takeout-big-business#comments Eat Beat Food Trends Consumer Trends Operations Gated Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 29771 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>L. Woods offers up its full menu of supper-club fare for takeout, but also Chinese and Thai through an arrangement with Big Bowl.</p> Foodie tourists flock to chef-owned hotels http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/foodie-tourists-flock-chef-owned-hotels <div class="field-deck"> Owning a restaurant in a hotel is good; owning the hotel in which your restaurant is located is even better. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Owning a restaurant in a hotel is good; owning the hotel in which your restaurant is located is even better.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/foodie-tourists-flock-chef-owned-hotels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/foodie-tourists-flock-chef-owned-hotels#comments Eat Beat Business Consumer Trends Top Chefs Fine dining Restaurants Hotel Foodservice Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:54:00 +0000 29731 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>The Epicurean Hotel&#39;s culinary theater.</p> Home meal prep flattens, tippling drops http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/home-meal-prep-flattens-tippling-drops <div class="field-deck"> Americans may soon be dining out more, but they’re also drinking less, studies say. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Americans may soon be dining out more, but they’re also drinking less, studies say.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/home-meal-prep-flattens-tippling-drops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/home-meal-prep-flattens-tippling-drops#comments Eat Beat Business Consumer Trends Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:45:00 +0000 29481 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Snacking grows in practice and scope http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/snacking-grows-practice-and-scope <div class="field-deck"> More than half of consumers say they snack at least twice a day. Does your menu accommodate noshers? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">More than half of consumers say they snack at least twice a day. Does your menu accommodate noshers?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/snacking-grows-practice-and-scope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/snacking-grows-practice-and-scope#comments Eat Beat Food Trends Consumer Trends Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:20:00 +0000 29111 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Morton&#39;s The Steakhouse offers smoked salmon pizza and oysters as bar snacks.</p> Restaurant guests getting tightfisted about tips http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/restaurant-guests-getting-tightfisted-about-tips <div class="field-byline"> RH Editors </div> <div class="field-deck"> As customers trim gratuities, some operators are eyeing new tipping formats. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tipping policies and practices of other segments are coming under scrutiny</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/restaurant-guests-getting-tightfisted-about-tips" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/restaurant-guests-getting-tightfisted-about-tips#comments Eat Beat Consumer Trends Management Tips Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:28:00 +0000 29081 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Restaurant customers not thrilled by the 2014 chill http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/winter-2014-restaurant-customers-not-thrilled-chill <div class="field-byline"> RH Editors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Polar Vortex and other storms caused temperatures to fall precipitously over the last three months. Restaurant activity was cooling off, too. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/winter-2014-restaurant-customers-not-thrilled-chill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/winter-2014-restaurant-customers-not-thrilled-chill#comments Eat Beat Business Consumer Trends Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:50:00 +0000 29001 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Newscom/Toro Cash in with cool cocktail classes http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/cash-cool-cocktail-classes <div class="field-deck"> Some of your guests want to learn mixology skills. Why not indulge them the way Chicago-based Mercadito has? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Some of your guests want to learn mixology skills. Why not indulge them the way Chicago-based Mercadito has?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/cash-cool-cocktail-classes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/cash-cool-cocktail-classes#comments Eat Beat Drink Trends Consumer Trends Ultimate Beverage Solutions Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 28931 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock What Millennials crave from restaurants: The latest word http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/what-millennials-crave-restaurants-latest-word <div class="field-deck"> A comprehensive study sheds light on what the 18- to 30-something demographic looks for when dining out. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A comprehensive study sheds light on what the 18- to 30-something demographic looks for when dining out.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/what-millennials-crave-restaurants-latest-word" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/what-millennials-crave-restaurants-latest-word#comments Eat Beat Consumer Trends Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 28941 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Fast casual pizza: It's what's for dinner http://restaurant-hospitality.com/eat-beat-business/fast-casual-pizza-its-whats-dinner <div class="field-deck"> A USDA study finds that Americans eat a lot of pizza, much of it during the daypart in which fast casual operators need them the most. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A USDA study finds that Americans eat a lot of pizza, much of it during the daypart in which fast casual operators need them to the most.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/eat-beat-business/fast-casual-pizza-its-whats-dinner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/eat-beat-business/fast-casual-pizza-its-whats-dinner#comments Eat Beat Business Consumer Trends Fast-Casual Wed, 19 Feb 2014 18:29:00 +0000 28391 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock