Concern over GMOs increasing, NPD study says

Over half of U.S. consumers express some level of concern about genetically-modified organisms, according to a report from The NPD Group.

Mediterranean cuisine growing in popularity, study says

Food Genius, a foodservice data provider, published a new monthly industry analytics presentation focused on Mediterranean cuisine.

Global foodservice sales increasing

New data from Market Research Company Euromonitor’s has found that global consumer foodservice value increased over 5.4 percent in 2014, with over USD $2.7 trillion dollars in sales

Grocery store sales surpassed by restaurants for the first time

Monthly sales at restaurants exceeded grocery store sales for the first time on record, the National Restaurant Association reported.

Technomic report: Consumers prefer turkey over chicken

Technomic released its "2015 Center of the Plate: Poultry Consumer Trend Report," which found that diners are increasingly looking for menu alternatives.

April restaurant sales up more than 3%, research says

Applied Predictive Technologies' index found an increase of 3.6 percent in restaurant sales for the same month, compared to April of last year.

Technomic paints portrait of future restaurant industry

According to "Food Industry Transformation: The Next Decade," a report from Technomic Inc., the developing disruptions in the food industry will change every aspect of the business, including sourcing processing, distribution, operations and marketing.

Strong April restaurant sales fuel optimism for Q2

The data show same-store sales growth of 1.9 percent in April, a 1.1 percent improvement from the previous month’s year-over-year growth rate.

C-store pizza posing 'competitive threat' to QSRs, study says

C-stores' double-digit growth of pizza servings compared to flattening growth at QSRs is evidence of the segment's increasing focus on foodservice, and its competitive threat to traditional QSRs.

5 consumers driving the shift in restaurant trends

The growing influence of Hispanics, millennials, Baby Boomers, smaller households, and the desire for fresh and non-processed foods are driving a shift in how consumers eat

Changing menus prove new consumer attitudes

AEB emphasizes that restaurants must jump on the group's preferences for locally grown, sustainably raised and non-processed foods.

Fast casual dominates fastest-growing brands; Pieology cracks top 500, Technomic says

Technomic Inc. unveiled its Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report, which shows the fast casual sector increased collective annual sales by 12.8 percent to $30 billion in 2014.

Datassential releases appetizer trends report

Datassential released its Appetizers report, which includes a list of the top five "most loved" appetizers.

QSR visits grow in U.S., China, Britain

Visits to quick service restaurants, which represent the bulk of global foodservice traffic, were more a reflection of consumer sentiment than each country’s economic state in the fourth quarter of last year

NRA releases Mother's Day dining stats

Mother's Day, the most popular holiday of the year for dining out, will bring nearly half of Americans to dine out, or order restaurant takeout or delivery, on May 10.

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.

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