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The younger demographic trusts word of mouth, but considers 'digital word of mouth' the same as a call from mom.
Top retail analyst Nikki Baird will explore rapidly advancing technology and consumer tolerance for being tracked.
Restaurants should work with chefs and suppliers to ensure healthier meals, and even include kids in focus groups.
As large pizza chains claim an advantage with high cheese prices, smaller concepts tout quality and experience.
The self-professed "mobile geek" co-founded Vibes before text messaging was even possible in the U.S.
The budget conscience consumer will demand luxury and "value" will be defined as the best quality for the money.
Trends indicate that consumers and food continue to move toward experimentation.
Droughts, livestock viruses and thinner herds are all affecting center-of-the-plate pricing.
Consumers have told us they want more coffee, tea and alcohol options from restaurants
If you decide to enter the gluten-free market, prepare to downsize production as the trend downsizes.
New report sheds light on the increasing influence of mobile ads on limited-service restaurant consumers.
Showing customers your ingredients and preparation processes provides a better connection with them, experts say.
Consumers are seeking naturally healthy options, unprocessed items, but also convenience and clear benefit messaging.
For restaurants, mobile is changing the customer service model by enabling more discrete time optimization. Marketers need to evaluate how to adapt their business to the rapid mobile wave coming their way and appeal to a growing mobile audience.
On average, independent pizzas are about $2 more than chain pizzas.
Mobile innovations continue to grow at a staggering pace and to win the game, your brand's mobile app is going to need more than just a menu, nutritional information and restaurant locations.
When the national menu-labeling rules are implemented, there will be more improvements in the quality of restaurant food.
The NRA opposes a "drastic increase" in the minimum wage, claiming it would limit opportunities for entry-level workers.
Consumers are cautiously moving toward recovery and are still demanding authenticity.
Fast casual pizza isn't 'just competition for pizza' brands, but for all restaurants, particularly during lunch.