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Consumer Trends

Consumer trends, insights and preferences

Consumer Trends

What'll it be for a COVID-wisened industry, experience or convenience?

Sweet & Sour: Nancy Kruse and Peter Romeo look at the oft-voiced theory that the pandemic has shifted the focus of restaurant customers and operators to the convenience of takeout and delivery. Neither one is buying it. Some axe throwing and a drink, anyone?

Consumer Trends

Restaurants and bars up their zero-alcohol game to keep pace with Dry January

Drinkers who overindulged during the holidays and the growing ranks of sober-curious consumers are gravitating toward alcohol-free cocktails this month.

Health-conscious consumers are increasingly seeking ways to promote wellness across all aspects of their lives, and unsurprisingly, eating a healthy diet is a cornerstone. Currently, the growing appeal of plant-based foods and diets is likely correlated with the growing number of consumers preferring a healthier diet—and for that reason, it’s crucial that operators develop strategies to leverage each of these trends in conjunction.

Data from the third-party companies provides a snapshot of what consumers ordered from restaurants in the last year—and what fell from favor.

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.

More than a third say they've visited a restaurant after seeing it on the app, a new study found.

It’s taking some retooling to feed post-pandemic workers who are no longer in the office every day, but Fooda created a solution.

A snapshot just released by the National Restaurant Association shows a business solidly in recovery mode, but with uncertainties arising because of the delta variant.

A key source of sales for expense-account-dependent operations of all types, corporate customers are canceling trips and cutting back their plans.

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