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Apr 8, 2013
What restaurant customers want
If you think you know your audience, think again. Restaurant guests can be a fickle bunch....
Mar 27, 2013
Next-to-no service concept bests chain restaurant giants
Full-service operators beware: Takeout-only Papa Murphy’s ranks first, by a wide margin, on Technomic’s list of America’s favorite restaurant chains....
Mar 12, 2013
Turn random customers into regulars with rewards programs
Technomic study shows loyalty marketing can be valuable tool....
Mar 8, 2013
Corporate cost-cutting continues to dog fine-dining sector
More companies are actively managing restaurant spending....
Mar 6, 2013
Gluten-free: A trend you can't ignore
NPD Group says 30 percent of adults want to limit gluten intake....
Feb 26, 2013
Online reviewers love independents, ignore chains
An analysis of online restaurant review activity shows reviewers pay much more attention to independent restaurants than to chains....
Feb 20, 2013
10 emerging restaurant trends
House-branded spirits and elevated peasant fare are among new industry trends coming into focus....
Feb 14, 2013
Cautious consumers require a different tack, NPD says
A slow-motion economic recovery doesn’t necessarily mean a no-growth scenario for every operation....
Jan 31, 2013
Survey: Many plan Valentine's Day dining splurges
If you hope to get a big one-day revenue boost come Feb. 14, your chances are good this year....
Nov 26, 2012
Top 2013 dining trends: A new perspective
Two food cost-friendly options make this top 10 trends list worth a look....
Nov 14, 2012
How customers use mobile devices
Smartphone and tablet ownership is on the rise, but their users take different paths to find information about your restaurant....
Nov 12, 2012
Millennial customers slash restaurant visits
Watch out. Young adults aren’t flocking to restaurants the way they did just five years ago....
Nov 6, 2012
Deals’ appeal on the wane, NPD says
Package promos and value menus may be the new norm....
Oct 31, 2012
Millennials are top fans of restaurant tech
If you’re still concerned that touchscreen ordering systems or iPad wine lists are a tad too impersonal or complicated for your guests, you can stop worrying.....
Sep 24, 2012
Drinks help sharpen profit edge, Technomic says
Consumer purchasing trends suggest that the time is right to tune up beverage menus....
Sep 17, 2012
Not on Nommunity? Your restaurant’s missing out
Nommunity’s Food Community app enables customers to interact with each other to find out whether restaurants like yours can give them what they want...
Sep 5, 2012
Infographic: OpenTable user review trends
Take a look at the results of 15 million consumer restaurant reviews...
Aug 30, 2012
Menu engineering: Customers still want steak
Restaurant patrons can’t get enough of the latest culinary trends—until it’s time to order....
Aug 21, 2012
Time to break out of the daypart box?
As snacking gains popularity, restaurant guests want to eat or drink at their convenience, not yours....
Aug 15, 2012
A nation of grazers spells opportunity
Three square meals? That’s so last century....
Jun 28, 2012
Does your menu reflect these 7 key trends?
An in-depth study of macro forces that will drive change in the natural products industry tomorrow provides insights into how restaurant menus should be written today...
Jun 20, 2012
Research shows customers want more value at full-service restaurants
When it comes to customer satisfaction, quick-service restaurants have drawn even with full service in customers' eyes, particularly because of price....
May 31, 2012
Sandwiches get a bigger bite of orders, study finds
Sandwiches are more popular than ever, thanks to lower prices, greater variety, fresher ingredients, flexible portions and healthier choices, Technomic says....
May 31, 2012
Think outside the box for better-for-you barbecue
With summer grilling season around the corner, and more of your customers thinking about health when they dine out, we're sharing some tips from chef Renee Zonka....
May 22, 2012
Kids' meals with toys find fewer takers
McDonald’s iconic Happy Meals and their ilk don’t cut it the way they did in the past, according to the NPD Group....
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