NRA reports positive performance for restaurant industry

The National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index remained positive in March as a result of higher same-store sales and optimistic outlook for business conditions

Fast casuals fuel growth of restaurant industry

For the second year in a row, the fast casual sector was the growth engine of the U.S. restaurant industry, according to Technomic.

Datassentials releases appetizer trends report

The research, which found that 85 percent of all restaurants serve some form of an appetizer, consists of information on what appetizers consumers want the most and what operators are doing about it.

Datamonitor predicts high-fiber fad will replace protein trend in 5 years

The firm also expects consumers to abandon fad diets in favor of enjoying all of the food groups in moderation.

U.S. Hispanics restaurant visits, spending outpacing non-Hispanics, study says

The U.S. Hispanic population's overall restaurant visits outpaced its population growth, research says.

Technomic releases consumer ratings, demographics report

Technomic's has unveiled its Consumer Narrative comprised of more than 7.5 million consumer ratings compiled within Technomic's Consumer Brand Metrics (CBM).

U.S. consumers spending more on restaurants than groceries

Restaurant spending experienced a recent surge that is causing grocery stores to lose ground with U.S. shoppers.

Encourage Millennial spending with healthy fare, good deals, study says

Their biggest complaints, according to the research, are that restaurants are too expensive, that it's cheaper to eat at home and that they feel better about cooking at home because it's healthier and tastes better.

Taxpayers picking up $9 billion tab due to low restaurant wages, study says

The release of the report comes a day before the National Restaurant Association's annual lobby day on Capitol Hill.

Q1 same-stores sales growth best since recession, study says

Dallas, Texas-based TDn2K, provider of workforce, sales and social data for the restaurant industry, reported that Q1 final results for its "Restaurant Industry Snapshot" data for March show same-store sales growth of 2.8 percent, the best for the industry since the recession.

France-based pizza chains more expensive, less innovative than independents, study says

The study is designed to capture a price index for out-of-home food consumption, provide price indications and flag price disparities based on city region density.

Networld EVP recognized as 'corporate visionary' in Folio: awards

Folio: will recognize honorees on June 8 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.

NRF: Obama overtime proposal 'will likely harm managers' career paths'

The organization conducted a new survey and determined, based on its results, that the proposal will undermine the quality of customer service the industry is able to provide.

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.

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