Consumer Trends

Consumer trends, insights and preferences

Consumer Trends

Takeout becomes America's preferred dining mode

More than half of people say they’d rather get their food to go than eat it at a restaurant, according to a new survey from US Foods. And they’re doing it a lot more often.

Consumer Trends

Why every restaurateur should remember Joe Baum

Restaurant Rewind: His touch is evident throughout the business, from putting a sparkler in a guest's birthday cake to proving themed restaurants would appeal even to an upscale clientele.

A new American Consumer Satisfaction Index survey shows the public perceives the sector as offering better quality for the money.

A new Deloitte survey found that restaurant dining has returned to pre-pandemic levels, but customer behavior has shifted. Convenience matters more than ever.

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

Big city downtowns may never be the same. But smaller communities are booming, creating new opportunities for operators.

Working Lunch: The high-flying chain is drawing fire for hiring a head of diversity, equity and inclusion. Is any brand safe from the nation's political polarization?

Remote work continues to keep a lid on midday restaurant traffic in big cities, according to new data from Toast.

Working Lunch: The Bud Light and Disney controversies show how businesses can be sucked in.

First Watch and Texas Roadhouse led a strong showing for sit-down chains on a newly published ranking.

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