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Consumer Trends

For consumers, delivery reigns but buffets are bouncing back, says Yelp report

The 2021 Yelp Economic Average studied search terms on the review platform to track the pandemic’s continued impact on restaurants.

Consumer Trends

Restaurants and bars up their zero-alcohol game to keep pace with Dry January

Drinkers who overindulged during the holidays and the growing ranks of sober-curious consumers are gravitating toward alcohol-free cocktails this month.

Health-conscious consumers are increasingly seeking ways to promote wellness across all aspects of their lives, and unsurprisingly, eating a healthy diet is a cornerstone. Currently, the growing appeal of plant-based foods and diets is likely correlated with the growing number of consumers preferring a healthier diet—and for that reason, it’s crucial that operators develop strategies to leverage each of these trends in conjunction.

A new survey from Oracle Food & Beverage found that diners like tech-enabled ordering options but they may be becoming impatient after getting used to high-speed service.

Takeout and mobile apps are table stakes, but guests are also welcoming ghost kitchens, voice ordering and robots, Deloitte found.

More teleworkers are cooking for themselves or ordering delivery instead of going out.

More than half of restaurant guests say they usually tip workers at least 20%, according to new research from Popmenu.

To meet demand, skilled bartenders are tapping a wealth of new low- and zero-proof spirits and mixers to create complex, well-balanced drinks with less or no alcohol.

These 10 restaurant brands serve consumers’ favorite dips, drizzles, spreads and condiments.

This generation often prefers to socialize at home, and legalization of marijuana provides an option other than alcohol for those of legal drinking age.

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