P.F. Chang's

Consumer Trends

Customers’ most-craved seafood

See which 10 chains are winning with seafood that consumers say they can’t get anywhere else.

2016 Top 500 restaurant chains

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.

Recent concept developments and menu and consumer data shifts show that Indian cuisine has potential to expand in the U.S.

Here is a brief look back to see how our 2016 food trend forecast played out.

Shake up salads with seasonal produce, lighter preps and healthier twists.

The successes or failures of one big fast-casual brand have the ability to drastically shift results.

Diners can snag a free sushi roll at participating locations this Thursday.

The industry showed it's not afraid to stand up to its adversaries on important government issues, and will likely be emboldened going forward by help in the rumble from an unlikely source. It also was fearless in exploiting the opportunities afforded by the P.F. Chang's Olympics. Or something like that.

The project is intended to identify high growth chains that hold the greatest opportunity for customer development and emerging menu trends with strong new...

Full-service Asian chains among the 2016 Top 500 ranking grew sales by 2.5%, to $1.9 billion, and unit counts were essentially flat.

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