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Diners will take all the technology they can get

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

Consumer Trends

How working from home has changed lunch habits

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.

Where consumers may have been looking for an exciting menu or great atmosphere as their only needs when choosing where to dine, they may now be looking for other things, such as tables with more distance between them, staff wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) or visible cleaning schedules.

Shipping delays, supply chain problems and other issues are potentially leading to a surge in gift card-buying this fall and winter, according to new research from Blackhawk Network.

Consumers gravitated toward higher-end, experience-driven restaurants as they celebrated this summer, but true white-tablecloth places are still feeling the pandemic pinch.

These 10 chains serve the most craveable tacos, according to Technomic consumer data.

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