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Consumer Trends

Consumer trends, insights and preferences

Consumer Trends

Want to know where restaurants are headed? Follow Gen Z

The younger generation is far more likely to use modern innovations like alcohol delivery and digital ordering. Their habits point the way to future growth.

Consumer Trends

For consumers, delivery reigns but buffets are bouncing back, says Yelp report

The 2021 Yelp Economic Average studied search terms on the review platform to track the pandemic’s continued impact on restaurants.

Nearly six in 10 tend to be underwhelmed by the experience. That’s just one of the surprising findings in a new consumer survey.

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?

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.

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