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Consumer Trends

How Hispanic customers use restaurants

Hispanics make up 16 percent of the U.S. population, according to 2010 census figures. This group makes 9.8 billion restaurant visits a year, but how and when they visit depends on their primary language. Recent NPD foodservice research revealed the following differences.

Restaurant Recovery: Next Year Looks Brighter, NPD Says

CHICAGO (December 6, 2011)—The U.S. restaurant industry entered 2011 hopeful after ending 2010 with two consecutive quarters of one percent traffic...

A growing population of snackers is pushing traditional meals over to the sidelines. In a recent Technomic survey, nearly half (48%) of consumers polled confessed to snacking at least twice a day. With these mini-meals on the rise, here are a few trends to watch.

A tragedy close to home reminds Executive Editor Kelly Killian of restaurants' comforting presence during our toughest times.

While Associate Editor Sara Rush wouldn't ban kids from restaurants outright, she makes the case that restaurants that welcome kids need to remember guests who prefer to dine without the pitter patter of little feet running around—and make accommodations that keep the peace.

Comp sales for stores in the United States and Canada rose 3.6 percent, with only three significant menu changes.

New York City, always an expensive town, may have just gotten more costly.

SALT LAKE CITY - Independent operators are where the fun is in foodservice and it's incumbent upon savvy distributors to teach them ways to enhance that...

Encouraged by a strong economy, restaurant chains are growing with confident—if somewhat conservative—steps.

"The President's agriculture budget provides important resources that are necessary to promote economic opportunities and to preserve our commitment to our...

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