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Consumer Trends

Consumer trends, insights and preferences

Consumer Trends

Stat of the month: What diners post

Some 29.2 million Americans (13 percent) have posted a food or drink photo from a restaurant to social media. Here’s what else they’re posting.

Consumer Trends

Customer nightmares: The Dallas scammers, a rat suit and a mob mouse

It’s the demanding guests with no sense of propriety or reserve who truly test a place’s service and diplomatic skills.

Explore the evolution of consumers’ dining behaviors and preferences, and other significant trends in food consumption.

Restaurant trends change year to year, but one thing remains consistent: Service and hospitality are crucial to consumers. This year’s list reveals some shake-ups.

See how XO Marshmallow Cafe + Wonderland makes the most of its 700 square feet.

See what’s driving diners to the morning meal as breakfast consumption dwindles.

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, consumers reveal their top restaurant chains for the Mexican favorite.

Customers share which brands have the menu items they most crave and can’t get anywhere else.

The dining-out public was given a heads-up that it might have to think a little more broadly if it intends to understand what's happening in restaurants.

With farm-to-table menus a priority for both chefs and diners, vegetables can no longer be an afterthought on the plate. In fact, 80% of consumers believe it's important for restaurants to feature more produce, according to research from Datassential presented during the Produce Marketing Foodservice Conference in July.

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