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Consumer Trends

Consumer trends, insights and preferences

Consumer Trends

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Consumer Trends

Customers are dining out more and getting less takeout

That’s according to Yelp, which helped seat 48% more diners in the first quarter compared to 2021.

Communicating with consumers in today’s marketplace requires more than simple acts of personalization, and instead calls for individualization that reflects the nuances of each customer’s preferences....

Data from Amex Trendex shows that consumers are eager to visit restaurants in the next few months.

As the lines between fast casual and fast food blur, diners are increasingly expecting quick-service convenience at more-polished limited-service chains, according to a new Technomic consumer report.

74% expect eating places to shrink portion sizes, and 66% expect a downgrade in ingredients, according to the survey by MarketMan.

People are increasingly noting higher prices in their Yelp reviews, but they’re also continuing to search for more expensive options, Yelp found.

The chicken QSR once again topped the semi-annual survey of young peoples’ spending from Piper Sandler. It was followed by Chipotle, Starbucks, McDonald’s and Dunkin’ on the list of teens’ favorite restaurant chains.

As restaurants continue to struggle with unprecedented labor challenges and short-staffing issues, operators look to ingredients for the help they need when it comes to trimming labor. Prepared recipe...

Restaurateurs are pulling out all the stops to make on-premise dining thrive again—and for many, this has meant adding or enhancing their entertainment options in the restaurant. Dining room TVs are n...

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