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There are differences between stealth health and promotional health, according to Erica Bohm, VP and director of Strategic Partnerships at Healthy Dining.
Membership in loyalty programs is growing at a rate of 26.7 percent and loyalty programs can increase a brand’s market share by 20 percent.
Highly versatile and easily customizable, the Asian food segment is a perfect segue for East-meets-West flavor mashups that consumers of all ages will love.
Nimbleness, dynamic customer relationships, customization and millennial insights are all key to brand success, says FOCUS Brands CEO Steve DeSutter.
Restaurant patrons across age groups and political orientations support increasing the minimum wage and adjusting it annually for inflation.
Millennials are accustomed to technology and like a sensory experience – to touch and feel things – and kiosks give them that opportunity.
The trend is largely driven by millennials, who look at price value differently; they want it to be worth what they pay and they’re not willing to compromise on taste.
If you are still on the fence about whether you should provide menu items that are allergen- and/or gluten-free, provide a dish as a limited-time-offer to see how well it sells.
Beverages, micro-local, crowdsourcing and increased competition from nontraditional foodservice outlets are all expected to shape the restaurant landscape in 2015.
Seth Priebatsch, LevelUp's Chief Ninja, prognosticates about the future of Apple's mobile payments platform as it applies to restaurant chains.
According to new research from the American Botanical Council, sales of loose, bagged, concentrated and herbal tea in the US increased by 5.9 percent in 2013, totally $1.7B. Ready-to-drink tea sales in the US remained relatively flat at $2.3B. According...
Paddington Bear and Chuck E. Cheese launched a promotional offer for the Jan. 16 release of the movie Paddington, starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Bonneville.
According to a new report on the state of the American consumer released today by the National Restaurant Association, although a majority of American consumers are still concerned about the economy and holding back on spending, there are signs that...
Mars Inc. and Barry Callebaut, two chocolate giants, have warned of an impending chocolate shortage.
New data from Technomic forecasts a 2.3-percent unit growth rate over 2013 among the 500 largest US restaurant chains. According to a news release, this will be slightly higher than the 2.1-percent growth rate from 2012-13 and much higher than...
The National Restaurant Association has published its newest edition of its Consumer Spending in Restaurants report. The report was last published in 2009 and analyzes spending on food away from home by demographic. “Looking at demographics is extremely important for restaurant operators.
New research from the Culinary Visions Panel found that restaurant consumers now want more than just good food, value and service when they dine out. They're also more likely to choose an establishment that treats their employees well and supports...
More than 50,000 veterans have found employment in the franchise industry within the past year and more than 400 veterans have become local franchise business owners, according to a new Veterans-in-Franchising Study released y by the International Franchise Association. "Franchise...
Americans are sourcing more meals from home than they have in years, reports The NPD Group. The market research firm just released its 29th annual Eating Patterns in America Report, which finds that a decline in restaurant usage and an...
Technomic is forecasting slimmed-down menu boards, competitive threats from retail, a surge in tea and more for Canadian markets in 2015.
The fast casual segment continues to outpace the rest of the restaurant industry and will continue to do so, despite having higher price points than its QSR competitors, according to Bob Bielinski, managing director of CIT Corporate Financie. "Fast casual...
Technomic has released its top five trend predictions for the United Kingdom foodservice market moving into 2015. They are listed as follows: Alternative diets: The forthcoming allergen labeling requirements will drive significant changes at restaurants, causing operators to be more transparent about the ingredients they use.
Food Network held its seventh annual New York City Wine & Food Festival, presented by FOOD & WINE, October 16-19, 2014.
Restaurant operators are unimpressed about the direction of the economy.
According to CIT Group’s newly-released and third annual Voice of the Middle Market study, a majority of middle market execs have a positive outlook for their businesses, with 63 percent indicating that their companies are better off today than last...
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