Datassentials releases appetizer trends report

The research, which found that 85 percent of all restaurants serve some form of an appetizer, consists of information on what appetizers consumers want the most and what operators are doing about it.

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Food revolution: 5 eco-friendly trends radically transforming foodservice

As restaurants race toward trends the Millennial generation embraces, enviromentally- and animal-friendly initiatives are picking up speed.

Extraordinary measures: The top four areas restaurants should measure for success

Today, forward-thinking restaurant operators are using modern video technology to measure virtually everything from shift readiness to inventory control.

The 'Fight for 15': Workers and restaurants battle for minimum wage

An already contentious issue, organizations including the International Franchise Association, the Service Employees International Union and others drafted statements explaining how they think the wage campaign will impact the industry.

Back to the future: 6 innovative technologies saving restaurants money and changing the industry

The restaurant of the future is here, with technological innovations that enable faster, more efficient and more profitable operations than ever.

Get a Bigger Piece of the Pie [infographic]

Online ordering, and mobile ordering in particular, is no longer simply a nice add-on for consumers,it's an expectation.

Why digital ordering is a 'must have' for your restaurant

It's a race to the top for both fast casuals and QSRs latching on to the potential digital ordering can offer.

This gay-marriage thing isn't going away: what your restaurant needs to consider when taking a stance

With increasing support for and legalization of gay marriage among the majority of Americans, particularly millennials, it's worth considering how engaging in controversial issues like this one will impact your restaurant.

Where’s the beef: Restaurants experimenting with lean proteins

The trend of consumers embracing lean proteins is one that many restaurants are embracing in an effort to help offset the cost of beef, which increased 25 percent last year.

Marco's COO predicts real estate pressure, higher prices for restaurants this year

Technomic research recently predicted that the $680 billion restaurant industry will see three percent growth in 2015. What else can industry leaders expect in 2015?

How one independent pizzeria survived growing pains

Getting noticed is a challenge, you have to offer something truly great and differentiate yourself in several ways, says CEO of Louisville-based Loui Loui's.

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Datamonitor predicts high-fiber fad will replace protein trend in 5 years

The firm also expects consumers to abandon fad diets in favor of enjoying all of the food groups in moderation.

U.S. Hispanics restaurant visits, spending outpacing non-Hispanics, study says

The U.S. Hispanic population's overall restaurant visits outpaced its population growth, research says.

Technomic releases consumer ratings, demographics report

Technomic's has unveiled its Consumer Narrative comprised of more than 7.5 million consumer ratings compiled within Technomic's Consumer Brand Metrics (CBM).

U.S. consumers spending more on restaurants than groceries

Restaurant spending experienced a recent surge that is causing grocery stores to lose ground with U.S. shoppers.

Encourage Millennial spending with healthy fare, good deals, study says

Their biggest complaints, according to the research, are that restaurants are too expensive, that it's cheaper to eat at home and that they feel better about cooking at home because it's healthier and tastes better.

Taxpayers picking up $9 billion tab due to low restaurant wages, study says

The release of the report comes a day before the National Restaurant Association's annual lobby day on Capitol Hill.

Q1 same-stores sales growth best since recession, study says

Dallas, Texas-based TDn2K, provider of workforce, sales and social data for the restaurant industry, reported that Q1 final results for its "Restaurant Industry Snapshot" data for March show same-store sales growth of 2.8 percent, the best for the industry since the recession.

France-based pizza chains more expensive, less innovative than independents, study says

The study is designed to capture a price index for out-of-home food consumption, provide price indications and flag price disparities based on city region density.

Networld EVP recognized as 'corporate visionary' in Folio: awards

Folio: will recognize honorees on June 8 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.

NRF: Obama overtime proposal 'will likely harm managers' career paths'

The organization conducted a new survey and determined, based on its results, that the proposal will undermine the quality of customer service the industry is able to provide.

Bigger not always better, Technomic study says

Technomic released results regarding the 500 largest restaurant chains in the United States, which found that the restaurants accelerated their cumulative sales to a 4 percent increase growth in 2014, totaling an estimated $274.4 billion.

Managing customers online, tracking ROI among top concerns for restaurateurs

LivingSocial has released its "Restaurants Trends & Insights for 2015" report, which found that 68 percent of restaurateurs have limited marketing budgets and 49 percent of respondents have difficulty tracking ROI of marketing investments as their most significant marketing challenges.

Temkin Group gives Chick-fil-A and Papa John's high marks

Chick-fil-A and Papa John's deliver the best customer experience in the fast food industry, according to the 2015 Temkin Experience Ratings.

Foodservice jobs to increase 3.4% in 2015, outpacing total US job growth, NRA says

The National Restaurant Association's Chief Economist Bruce Grindy revealed his thoughts on the latest employment trends in a statement: "Despite the challenging winter weather conditions in parts of the country, restaurants continued to add jobs at a robust pace in...

Eating out is now 'a function of our daily lives,' study reveals

Technomic's New Consumer4Sight Group gathered data from 81,870 consumer foodservice occasions over one year to take a look at the 2015 landscape.

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