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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?
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.
Instead of exhausting yourself trying to change customer behavior, take the necessary steps to minimize the distractions cell phones can present.
Look into markets that sell seconds or items that are discounted because of overruns.
For independent operators, it's important to understand futures and have a good relationship with distributors and manufacturers to best manage food costs.
A majority -- 88 percent -- of restaurant patrons indicate a preference for self-service technology at their table, while 12 percent indicated a preference for a kiosk upon arrival.
Themes for 2015 include customization, freshness and mobile ordering/payments.
Even though going green may cost more than conventional items, consumers are willing to pay more for the opportunity; for them it is not an indulgence but a necessity.
The focus on healthy menu attributes, such as grass-fed beef, antibiotic and hormone-free products, etc., seemed to be more prevalent than similar products in the United States.
On top of record-high commodities prices, labor inflation, technology costs and health care/menu labeling logistics, there is also intensified competition in foodservice.
The RPI – a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S. restaurant industry – stood at 102.7 in January, which represented the fourth consecutive month above the level of 102.
The National Pork Board in partnership with Crimson Hexagon analyzed more than 30 million Facebook, Instagram and Twitter food posts with Crimson Hexagon's ForSight Tool to discover what makes up an American meal.
Research and Markets has published the "Pizza Market in the U.S.: Foodservice and Retail, Second Edition" report.
Plant proteins, insects, algae, and synthetic biology sources may make up over 50 percent of the alternative protein market by 2054.
States whose restaurant workforces represent the largest proportions of their overall employment include Nevada, with 16 percent; Hawaii, with 14 percent and Florida, with 12 percent. Nationally, the percentage is at about 10 percent.
To keep up with restaurant competition, retail pizza marketers are offering consumers more options aligning with health and wellness trends, according to the Pizza Market in the U.S.: Foodservice and Retail, 2nd Edition report, as fast casual "alters the fast food landscape."
This release is the first for the accommodation and food services sector and covers Colorado and Hawaii.
Applied Predictive Technologies announced that in-store restaurant sales for January 2015 increased +7.4 percent year over year.
Restaurant Brands International Inc. is set to release its full year and Q4 2014 financial results on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, with an investor conference call scheduled for that morning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.
Chick-fil-A took the No. 1 spot for excellent quick-service restaurant chains of the 148 ranked in the Sandelman & Associates Quick-Track 2014 Awards of Excellence study.
MotionPoint, an e-commerce operations management company for pizza brands, announced that U.S. Hispanics used online ordering systems to access pizza delivery businesses at a rapidly increasing rate for this year's Super Bowl.
Harris Poll released the results of its Reputation Quotient, which examined 100 companies, up from 60 the previous year.
London-based research firm TechNavio has announced the publication of a new market research report on the Delivery Takeaway Food Market in US.
It's not surprising that today's restaurant consumer expects restaurants to offer technologies which make the dining experience as frictionless as possible, and prefers restaurants whose offerings support what's important to them.
Packaged Facts, a division of MarketResearch.com, has published a report on the frozen pizza industry, the "Pizza Market in the U.S.: Foodservice and Retail, 2nd Edition."
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