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Nearly half of Hispanics (46%) highly prioritize a family-friendly atmosphere when deciding which location to visit and 69% of Hispanic consumers say restaurants are an ideal place to spend quality ti

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When asked by Fast Company magazine to name a must-have kitchen gadget not yet invented, Suzanne Goin, chef-owner of Los Angeles’ Lucques and A.O.C. restaurants, chose a tool that would automatically load the dishwasher.

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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

Blogs
By Peter Romeo, Director of Digital Content

With 24/7 coverage of the first U.S. cases, investors are asking restaurants if there’s already a sales fallout because of decreased travel. But the public’s ignorance about the disease appears to be more of an issue.

By Kelly Killian, Editor

Fine dining has evolved, adapting a more humble and more accessible attitude to appeal to more wallet-conscious customers.

By Patricia Cobe, Senior Editor

Research and experience have revealed ways to write menu descriptors that sell as much as they describe. Here’s a review.

By Sara Rush, Associate Editor

We’ve heard time and again that consumers, especially millennials, want customization. But what about places that refuse to bend? Is their business hurt by an unwillingness to oblige customers' yen for a twist on preparations? A trip to Umami Burger suggests the answer is a resounding "no."

By Justin Massa, CEO of Food Genius

“Artisanal toast is taking the nation by storm,” reads a recent headline from Eater.com. Meanwhile, Food Genius reports that less than 1 percent of nearly 60 million menu items mention the word “toast.” That’s quite a discrepancy. How can something that is supposedly taking the nation by storm be listed as a menu item less than 1 percent of the time?