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Nov 18, 2013
NPD: Kids less thirsty for water than their parents
First Lady Michelle Obama calls for a change in beverage choices among children....
Nov 14, 2013
Technomic: 10 trends to watch
Consumers’ hunger for authenticity, snacks, sour flavors and more are driving changes at restaurants....
Nov 12, 2013
Pinot gaining on cabernet as top red wine
Survey on wines sold by the glass track price trends and ordering habits....
Nov 7, 2013
New flavors drive differentiation and repeat business
Heat-seeking consumers love spicy foods and they’re also looking for innovative new flavors and blends, Technomic data shows....
Nov 7, 2013
Beer still favorite drink, but tastes are changing
Fewer men and 21-to-27-year-olds say it’s their first choice, but beer is gaining among women and those 55-and-up, according to new survey...
Nov 6, 2013
Owners test solutions to the bread dilemma
To charge, or not to charge? That is the question....
Nov 5, 2013
Beards bad, smiling good, new study suggests
Consumers have a higher opinion of clean-shaven, friendly hospitality workers....
Oct 31, 2013
Restaurant trends to watch in 2014
From mutant morsels to ice cream sandwiches, and a whole lot more, Andrew Freeman & Company unveil their predictions for the New Year....
Oct 29, 2013
Study: More diners seeking deals
NPD says casual restaurant customers are most aggressive about discounts....
Oct 24, 2013
Score big by offering the right football foods
Takeout orders climb 10 percent on game day, with wings leading the way...
Oct 11, 2013
Do customers overshare on Instagram?
Researchers find that repeated viewings of food imagery increase the satiation effect—not a good thing for restaurants in the social media era....
Oct 8, 2013
Consumer demand for veggies growing
Apparently those USDA nutrition guidelines are sinking in....
Sep 30, 2013
Tips for reaching health-aware diners
Customers want craveable menu items that also fit the better-for-you profile...
Sep 26, 2013
Increase lunch sales by offering grab-and-go options
NPD data show lunch visits to retail stores for prepared food have grown by almost 30 percent in last five years....
Sep 18, 2013
Does the public still care about celebrity chefs?
The cult status that celebrity chefs have enjoyed for the last decade may be on the wane, according to MarketWatch....
Sep 17, 2013
Traffic report: Casual dining stops free fall
Segment steady for first time since the second quarter of 2008 as industry makes modest gains, according to NPD data...
Sep 16, 2013
Small plates still a big hit
Flexible menu items can serve as snacks, appetizers and sides to drive more revenue....
Sep 12, 2013
Beer sales ready to rebound?
Slipping growth in the beer category hasn’t stopped beer-themed restaurant concepts from opening large-format operations nationwide....
Aug 21, 2013
Study: Consumers still demand value, but it's not all about price
Customizable options, fresh and premium food and portion size all count, too....
Aug 15, 2013
No-kid policies may be shortsighted
Restaurants that ban kids make headlines, but most operators would forego a huge chunk of business if they were to stop being family-friendly....
Aug 6, 2013
Shocking! Consumers want to indulge when dining out
Calorie counts and other healthy messaging aren’t swaying customers from ordering what they want....
Aug 6, 2013
Gallup: Is the beer boom about to go bust?
A new survey of alcoholic beverage drinkers finds wine nearing parity with once-dominant beer—and liquor’s not far behind....
Jul 26, 2013
Consumers still craving better burgers
New report shows quality ingredients and customizable offering are the driving force in the sector’s growth....
Jul 19, 2013
Grocery retailers poised to steal more market share
NPD and Technomic both forecast consumers will soon source more meals at supermarkets, fewer from restaurants....
Jul 15, 2013
Social media provides real-time customer service
New technology makes it easier for customers to comment on their experiences, while savvy restaurants are taking advantage of the added insight....
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