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Consumer Trends

Consumer trends, insights and preferences

Consumer Trends

3 summer travel trends to plan for

Here are a few important predictions for how, when and where people will spend their vacation dollars.

Consumer Trends

Technomic forecasts the Top 10 menu trends of 2016

With 2015 coming to a close, Technomic has identified the 10 trends likely to shape menus next year. Here is what the Chicago researcher has identified.

Some new and soon-to-open spots that caught our attention.

Here's a look behavioral shifts that may impact restaurants this year.

Three-quarters of Hispanic diners order food from restaurants at least once a week, compared to two-thirds of consumers overall. Read on to find out about the changing preferences of this growing demographic, a topic that will get a deeper dive at our Restaurant Trends & Directions Conference in Chicago this July.

The recent ranking, compiled by Grubhub and financial site GOBankingRates, features mostly college towns.

See which brand beat Denny’s, Applebee’s and others in a new ranking of full-service concepts by the strength of their customer following.

Consumers are increasingly patronizing casual-dining restaurants for nontraditional dayparts and occasions instead of dining in for lunch and dinner.

Consumers reveal which chain limited-time offers they were most likely to order based on the name and description.

After three years of dramatic recession-induced decline, families—with their kids in tow—started returning to restaurants this summer. Though the numbers are still not near where they were in the Fall of 2006, the positive uptick shows that restaurant business is beginning to pick up for families with children, reports The NPD Group in its foodservice market research.

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