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Consumer Trends

Consumer trends, insights and preferences

Consumer Trends

Sandwiches continue on the fast track

Sandwiches are the most menued item in restaurants, according to Technomic data. Fast-casual concepts are leading the charge, but sandwiches appear in every segment and cuisine. What's more, they are prevalent in every daypart: breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Here's the latest on what's happening between the bread.

Consumer Trends

Mascots affect food choices well into adulthood, new study says

Advertising characters such as Ronald McDonald that people have been familiar with since childhood continue to affect food decisions once they become adults.

Customers in the millennial set are, in many ways, “ideal adult beverage consumers,” says Donna Hood Crecca, senior director at Technomic.

Here are some notions we bring to your attention for, um, inspiration.

A look at the forces poised to shake up the restaurant business for the next decade and beyond.

With all the hype around third-party delivery, is it really a formidable force encroaching on traditional channels?

These 10 quick-service brands are creating a bond with diners more effectively than others.

A new study shows what information consumers weigh most heavily in choosing a restaurant via an online review site, and how operators can tip that decision in their favor.

Here are six food and beverage items that more Hispanic consumers say they want to order from restaurants today than two years ago.

Doing away with daily expenses like morning coffee and bottled water, Americans are taking all measures to cut back on spending, according to the latest Harris Poll.

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