Business TrendsView All
By 
Patricia Cobe, Senior Editor

Published in Restaurant Business Daily

Millennial customers may be getting all the attention from restaurants right now, but Gen Z—those 21 years of age and younger—quickly is emerging as a formidable group of consumers.

Controlling CostsView All

Krispy Kreme’s fans live for the “Hot Doughnuts Now” storefront neon sign that alerts passers-by that a new batch of doughnuts has just been baked and glazed. Now the chain is shifting the alert to cell phones via a new app.

Boosting SalesView All

Reputation Tracker

Restaurants generating the biggest swing in social media sentiment this week. View More

Brands Trend + Sentiment - Sentiment SP Score
KFC ↑ 10% 50% 50% 4
Newk's ↑ 15% 100% 0% 100
Famous Dave's ↓ -12% 60% 40% 22
Smith & Wollensky ↑ 4% 81% 19% 58

SP Score = Propensity of a reviewer to return to a concept or recommend it to other consumers.

Last Updated on 10-7-2014

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