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You’re missing out http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/passing-dessert-you-re-missing-out <div class="field-deck"> While diners are opting for smaller and cheaper meals, one-third are still splurging on dessert, a recent poll shows. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While diners are opting for smaller and cheaper meals, one-third are still splurging on dessert, a recent poll shows.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/passing-dessert-you-re-missing-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/passing-dessert-you-re-missing-out#comments Eat Beat Business Food Trends Consumer Trends Operations Dayparts Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:14:00 +0000 34301 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Cheesecake tops the list of most &quot;crave-worthy&quot; desserts.</p> Use 'big data' to personalize the dining experience http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/use-big-data-personalize-dining-experience <div class="node-body article-body">Today’s technology provides restaurants with more actionable data about their guests.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/use-big-data-personalize-dining-experience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/use-big-data-personalize-dining-experience#comments Eat Beat Business How To Consumer Trends Social Media Technology Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:00:00 +0000 34271 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Local marketing: Mission critical for restaurants http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/local-marketing-mission-critical-restaurants <div class="field-byline"> Melissa Risteff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Unless your operation’s online content is accurate, relevant and easy to find, hungry customers will likely look elsewhere. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/local-marketing-mission-critical-restaurants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/local-marketing-mission-critical-restaurants#comments Eat Beat Management Tips Consumer Trends How To Social Media Sun, 17 Aug 2014 18:49:00 +0000 34261 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Marketing: Baby Boomers still hold spending sway http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/marketing-baby-boomers-still-hold-spending-sway <div class="field-deck"> Restaurants that court Millennials at the expense of older consumers might learn the hard way that, sometimes, it can be hip to be square. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sure, it’s smart to maximize your restaurant’s appeal to Millennials. 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