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Consumer Trends

Looking at 2012 restaurant trends—and beyond

Pressure to improve the healthfulness of kids meals and restaurant fare in general, along with the influence of the growing Asian, Hispanic, Boomer and Millennial population groups are among the factors that will shape the restaurant industry in 2012 and beyond, according to The NPD Group.

Restaurants Resist Price Hikes to Keep Cost-Conscious Consumers Loyal

The restaurant industry has taken quite a beating over the past several years as cost-conscious, recession-weary consumers pulled back on dining out. Now, after regaining some steam as the economy improves, restaurateurs face another challenge, this time from Mother Nature.

COLUMBIA, SC (June 19, 2013)—US Foods has opened the country’s third Chef’Store in Columbia, South Carolina. Chef’Store is a wholesale food and...

The latest wallop from California’s drought is a spike in the citrus fruit’s cost.

Ever notice how trends seem to run in circles? Hemlines rise and fall. Disco music made a comeback. Even the VW Bug is back. A menu trend that's currently in vogue — did it really ever leave? — is side dishes.

Growing up in Sweden, Chevys chief culinary officer Peter Serantoni spent plenty of time in the family kitchen.

The menu is a statement of your restaurant’s philosophy—and a crucial piece of its marketing puzzle.

Need some quick cash for the business? After years of taking a back seat to home equity loans, plastic may be set for a comeback.

As cold weather creeps in, domestically grown fruits and vegetables begin to dwindle.Don’t get left out in the coldWhile states like California, Arizona...

The lousy economy could mean good news for chains with cash to expand.We’re like a buzzard,” says Mike Lassiter. He’s talking about the real estate...

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