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Consumer Trends

Consumer trends, insights and preferences

Consumer Trends

The future food consumer breaks all the rules

Personalization will be key as demographic, cultural and behavioral shifts loom large.

Consumer Trends

America's favorite fast-casual chains

Sandwich chains account for three of the top five spots in the fast-casual category.

Theses five chains all rated especially high in service, hospitality and convenience.

These chains made up the most ground with consumers surveyed by Technomic.

Top chain Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen boasts the highest guest frequency of any Darden Restaurants brand.

The top chains stood out with service and hospitality in particular.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe took the top spot.

Maggiano’s Little Italy held on to the top spot.

Firehouse Subs scored particularly well in the service and convenience categories.

Panera Bread remains a consumer favorite in its category as it continues to innovate its menu and ramp up convenience.

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