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NRA Show Report: Operators at Crossroads of Reinvention

2017-05-22 Paul Miller witnessed the ebbing demand for fine dining firsthand.

92 Million Americans Will Eat Out on Mother’s Day

2017-05-10 New research released today from the National Restaurant Association finds that that nearly two in five American adults plan to dine out on May 14, an...

Study: Quick-Service Diners are Headed Elsewhere

2017-04-11 The restaurant industry is at a crossroads.

Report: Music Can Increase Restaurant Sales by 9 Percent

2017-04-04 Playing music that has a good fit with a company’s brand increased customer well-being and hiked sales for a major restaurant chain, the largest acade...

Study: Chick-fil-A is Still the King of Customer Service

2017-03-27 Chipotle’s comeback appears to be resonating with its customers.

Are the Negative Starbucks Reports Overblown?

2017-03-10 Starbucks has a response to reports that its brand is faltering: It’s simply not true.

How Tender Greens is Disrupting Fast Casual

2017-03-02 The fast-casual industry is due for some disruption.

Study: Millennials to Continue Shaping the Food Industry

2017-02-02 In a study examining dining experiences of millennial consumers (18 to 34 year olds), Y-Pulse was able to dig deep into what drives the same consumer ...

Consumers Will Spend $18.2 Billion on Valentine’s Day

2017-02-02 After a decade-long increase, Valentine’s Day spending is expected to finally see a market correction this year, according to the annual survey releas...

A New Path to Increasing Restaurant Business

2017-01-25 Getting customers who visit restaurants less to visit more may be overstating the obvious in terms of boosting sluggish U.S.