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.

Restaurants expand payrolls despite winter storms

The National Restaurant Association's Chief Economist Bruce Grindy breaks down the latest employment trends.

New study forecasts 9.2 percent growth in fast food and home delivery market in UK

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Fast-Food & Home-Delivery Outlets Market Report 2015" study to its inventory.

Chick-fil-A, Papa Murphy's, Chipotle voted favorites in QSR study

Louisville, Colorado-based customer intelligence solutions provider Market Force Information released the results on its latest study on consumer's favorite quick-service restaurant chains. The study includes four food categories: pizza, Mexican fare, chicken and sandwiches.

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.

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