Consumer Trends

Consumer trends, insights and preferences

Consumer Trends

Saturday brunch is now restaurants' busiest daypart

More than 10% of all dining dollars are spent from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, which has replaced Friday lunch as the industry’s peak period, according to new data from Square.

Consumer Trends

How the heatwave influenced guests' orders, and chef's attire

Beverage preferences were particularly affected, according to a sampling of fine-dining operations.

Many say they’d be less likely to return to restaurants with a fee, while others say they would tip less or not at all.

Early evening restaurant visits are up across the board as customers look to socialize while saving some money, according to new data from InMarket.

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.

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.

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