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Consumer Trends

Can menu uniqueness boost visits in casual dining?

Consumers give high marks to six chains that differentiate the menu and experience.

Modern kids menus are tempting millennial parents and their children.

Consumers with young children reveal their favorite restaurants for their families.

The casual-dining concept is paying servers at some stores instead of expecting customers to leave gratuities.

More than half of the restaurant industry’s $491 billion in sales come from the Top 500 chains. And these giants grew at a modestly stronger rate, both in terms of sales and store counts, than the industry overall. Restaurant Business focused on the leading 250 performers to identify trends for our first-ever special report delivering lessons from Technomic’s annual Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report. This special package includes lessons for all operators from the largest chains by segment, menu category and more.

Chains ranking highest in their competitive set deliver more than just good food. They’re winning in all aspects of the dining experience, from service to convenience.

An ebbing tide lowers all boats, as most restaurant operations can attest at the moment. Then there are the situations more akin to a shipwreck. Here are some high-profile chains that are still struggling mightily to right themselves.

Beach-theme seafood chain specializing in a variety of crab and other shellfish dishes

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