Restaurant Performance Index remained elevated in January

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.

Hot, spicy and smoked make up half of all socially shared flavors

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 publishes US pizza market report

Research and Markets has published the "Pizza Market in the U.S.: Foodservice and Retail, Second Edition" report.

Researchers predict alternative proteins will make up one-third of market by 2054

Plant proteins, insects, algae, and synthetic biology sources may make up over 50 percent of the alternative protein market by 2054.

Nevada, Hawaii, Florida boast highest percentage of restaurant workers

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.

Frozen pizza retailers step up their game with healthier choices

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."

Census Bureau releases hospitality industry data for Colorado, Hawaii

This release is the first for the accommodation and food services sector and covers Colorado and Hawaii.

January 2015 restaurant sales increase 7.4%, study says

Applied Predictive Technologies announced that in-store restaurant sales for January 2015 increased +7.4 percent year over year.

Restaurant Brands International to release 2014 results Feb. 17

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.

Panera, Chick-fil-A, Papa Murphy's receive Award of Excellence

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.

Online orders in Spanish increase 195% for Super Bowl 2015, study says

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.

Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, PepsiCo, Wendy's, McDonald's, Coca-Cola and Burger King rated on Harris reputation poll

Harris Poll released the results of its Reputation Quotient, which examined 100 companies, up from 60 the previous year.

McDonald's, Domino's named key vendors in delivery-takeaway research

London-based research firm TechNavio has announced the publication of a new market research report on the Delivery Takeaway Food Market in US.

Tech, choice among driving consumer trends for 2015, says NRA

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.

Frozen pizza sales down, suffers 'processed food stereotype,' research says

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."

Where the jobs are: Arizona, Florida, Texas, Georgia, Utah

According to the NRA, Arizona is projected to post a close to 24 percent restaurant job increase and Florida and Texas each is projected to post over 22 percent gains over the 10-year period from 2015 to 2025. Georgia and Utah are expected to grow 21 percent.

Papa John's, Quizno's, Wendy's cited among brands with poorest sustainability practices

As You Sow, a San Franciso-based nonprofit organization that promotes environmental and social corporate responsibility, released a new report, "Waste and Opportunity 2015: Environmental Progress and Challenges in Food, Beverage, and Consumer Goods Packaging."

Research and Markets launches ready-to-eat pizza report

Research and Markets announced the addition of the "State of the Industry: Ready-to-Eat (RTE) Pizza in the U.S. (8th Edition)" report to its research collection.

NRA forecasts continued growth for restaurant industry in 2015

The National Restaurant Association is predicting sales growth of $709.2 billion and a 3.2 rise in employment for the restaurant industry in 2015.

Super Bowl viewers say they want healthier food options

More than half of survey respondents said they wanted healthier food served at their Super Bowl party.

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