Consumer Trends

Cost-conscious consumers trade down from restaurants to c-stores

As menu prices rise at fast-food restaurants, customers are looking to convenience stores for meal deals.


These 10 chains serve Americans' most craveable tacos

Fans can find tacos at any number of restaurants, but consumers rank these brands as their favorites.

Technomic predicts seven industry trends worth watching in its latest report, “What’s in Store for 2024.”

Wing orders tick up during football season, and these restaurants score high when it comes to satisfying consumers’ cravings.

The chicken sandwich chain is adding “Mobile Thru” lanes to its drive-thrus in 300 locations amid a growing number of efforts to bolster its digital business.

Recent data from Restaurant Business sister company, Technomic, reveals the menu items consumers would most likely purchase at chain restaurants.

Technomic's Take: Diners, even if they're alone, tend to spend more the longer they stay at a restaurant.

Hear what operators and experts had to say about ghost kitchens and ChatGPT, takeout trends, the risks of cyber attacks, how to drive traffic and cultivating young leaders.

Three chain restaurant leaders share the secrets to their success with plant-based menu initiatives.

Led by Starbucks, the largest chains pushed aggressive development as they recovered locations closed during the pandemic. But sales barely kept pace with inflation.

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