Consumer Trends http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Restaurant visits hit highest levels in six years http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/restaurant-visits-hit-highest-levels-six-years <div class="field-deck"> Good news, but quick-service burger chains, midscale/family concepts and independents concepts are lagging, NPD finds. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Good news, but quick-service burger chains, midscale/family concepts and independents concepts are lagging, NPD finds.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/restaurant-visits-hit-highest-levels-six-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/restaurant-visits-hit-highest-levels-six-years#comments Consumer Trends Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:38:00 +0000 45371 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Study provides insight into Gen Z preferences http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/study-provides-insight-gen-z-preferences <div class="field-deck"> Keep an eye on the post-Millennials, the next important consumer demographic. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Keep an eye on the post-Millennials, the next important consumer demographic.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/study-provides-insight-gen-z-preferences" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/study-provides-insight-gen-z-preferences#comments Consumer Trends Thu, 23 Jul 2015 12:35:00 +0000 45271 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Restaurant visits rise among Hispanic consumers http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/restaurant-visits-rise-among-hispanic-consumers <div class="field-deck"> Foodservice use among U.S. Hispanics outpaces population growth. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Foodservice use among U.S. Hispanics outpaces population growth. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/restaurant-visits-rise-among-hispanic-consumers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/restaurant-visits-rise-among-hispanic-consumers#comments Consumer Trends Mon, 20 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000 45031 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Trendinista: Snacking still on the upswing http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/trendinista-snacking-still-upswing <div class="field-deck"> New data shows snacks play an increasingly significant role in American diets. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New data shows snacks play an increasingly significant role in American diets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/trendinista-snacking-still-upswing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/trendinista-snacking-still-upswing#comments Food Trends Consumer Trends Mon, 20 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000 45001 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Midyear state-of-the-industry review hints at opportunities for operators http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/midyear-state-industry-review-hints-opportunities-operators <div class="field-deck"> Fast casual, customized offerings and technology remain hot trends, Technomic reports. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fast casual, customized offerings and technology remain hot trends, Technomic reports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/midyear-state-industry-review-hints-opportunities-operators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/midyear-state-industry-review-hints-opportunities-operators#comments Consumer Trends Thu, 16 Jul 2015 18:04:00 +0000 45021 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Study: Sensational starters may overshadow entrees http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/study-sensational-starters-may-overshadow-entrees <div class="field-deck"> New research finds that appetizers that are too tasty can make main courses pale in comparison—and vice-versa. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New research finds that appetizers that are too tasty can make main courses pale in comparison—and vice-versa.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/study-sensational-starters-may-overshadow-entrees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/study-sensational-starters-may-overshadow-entrees#comments Industry Experts Food Trends Consumer Trends Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000 44991 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p><a href="/food-recipes/district-s-chicken-wings">The District&#39;s Chicken Wings</a></p> Millennials eclipse Boomers as prime restaurant customer base http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/millennials-eclipse-boomers-prime-restaurant-customer-base <div class="field-deck"> The most-analyzed demographic is now also the largest one—and its members love to eat out. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The most-analyzed demographic is now also the largest one—and its members love to eat out.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/millennials-eclipse-boomers-prime-restaurant-customer-base" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/millennials-eclipse-boomers-prime-restaurant-customer-base#comments Marketing Consumer Trends Thu, 09 Jul 2015 18:00:00 +0000 44711 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock Pendulum swings back toward on-premises dining http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/pendulum-swings-back-toward-premises-dining <div class="field-deck"> More restaurant guests dine in rather than carrying it out or using the drive-through, according to NPD Group research. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">More restaurant guests dine in rather than carrying it out or using the drive-through, according to NPD Group research. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/pendulum-swings-back-toward-premises-dining" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/pendulum-swings-back-toward-premises-dining#comments Trendinista Consumer Trends Tue, 07 Jul 2015 20:29:00 +0000 44751 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock More consumers say 'no thanks' to food additives http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/more-consumers-say-no-thanks-food-additives <div class="field-deck"> More food manufacturers and restaurant companies are pledging to clean up their offerings as attitudes evolve. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">More food manufacturers and restaurant companies are pledging to clean up their offerings as attitudes evolve.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/more-consumers-say-no-thanks-food-additives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/more-consumers-say-no-thanks-food-additives#comments Food Trends Consumer Trends Wed, 24 Jun 2015 19:40:00 +0000 44241 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Chipotle Midyear trend review: Delivery boom could become disruptive http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/midyear-trend-review-delivery-boom-could-become-disruptive <div class="field-deck"> Top trend watchers highlight four emerging “trendlets”—plus a pair of major shifts that could spell trouble for many operators. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Top trend watchers highlight four emerging emerging “trendlets”—plus a pair of major shifts that could spell trouble for many operators.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/midyear-trend-review-delivery-boom-could-become-disruptive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/midyear-trend-review-delivery-boom-could-become-disruptive#comments Consumer Trends Operations Mon, 22 Jun 2015 14:20:00 +0000 44151 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock