Consumer Trends

Americans are lunching out less, but spending far more when they do

Remote work continues to keep a lid on midday restaurant traffic in big cities, according to new data from Toast.


Dine Brands says customer spending 'steady' as inflation drags on

Value-hungry consumers continue to visit Applebee’s and IHOP. And executives said prices could start to ease soon.

Tech Check: It's become conventional wisdom that consumers want less human interaction at QSRs. Real-life experience says otherwise.

First Watch and Texas Roadhouse led a strong showing for sit-down chains on a newly published ranking.

The chicken chain topped Piper Sandler’s semi-annual survey of teen spending in the U.S., followed by Starbucks and Chipotle.

The pandemic and its aftermath have upended tipping etiquette in America, leaving consumers frustrated and confused even as many pony up for the extra charges.

A majority of consumers say they plan to spend the same amount or more this year vs. last year, according to a survey by Popmenu.

Consumers say inflation is causing them to cut back, according to a survey by Personal Capital. But other measures show demand has been steady.

Technomic's Take: Diners' new year's resolutions include cutting back and eating healthier. How should restaurants respond?

Technomic’s survey ranks the concepts that serve coffee drinkers’ favorite brews. Surprise—not all specialize in coffee.

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