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Jan 13, 2014
Niche products can spur takeout orders for full-service restaurants
Half of all consumers order in at least weekly, Technomic says....
Dec 18, 2013
10 consumer trends driving restaurant decisions
Guests seek a balance of healthful and indulgent choices, research suggests....
Dec 16, 2013
NPD hints at better days in 2014
As incomes rise and unemployment continues to fall, the year ahead looks promising....
Dec 5, 2013
Wine sales down, but not in fast-casual segment
Bars and nightclubs see big drop, but family dining and QSR/fast casual both up 10 percent....
Dec 4, 2013
Breakfast segment remains ripe for growth, studies suggest
Convenience and flexibility are factors in growth....
Dec 4, 2013
Can receipts correct bad eating habits?
A post-meal nutritional analysis may affect future ordering patterns....
Dec 2, 2013
Corporate dining on the uptick
Companies get back to business, which includes spending money at restaurants, according to data from Dinova....
Nov 20, 2013
Americans count on restaurants for help with holiday feasts
The vast majority of Americans dine at home on Thanksgiving, but that hardly means the meal is home cooked....
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....
Winter demands stepped-up pest-control efforts
NRA, SBA hype local dining on Small Business Saturday
Display cleanliness, safety at your restaurant
Trendinista: When it comes to cocktails, tea is hot
Five steps to help sell your restaurant now
Best Cocktails in America: Meet the 2014 winners
What grates on your bar customers
Restaurant service warms up
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