Health-conscious consumers are discovering ancient grains, which offer nutritional benefits as well as inventive menu applications.
Thanks to platforms like Snapchat and Facebook, consumers are becoming more open to technology-driven ordering.
While opening fast casuals is increasingly attractive to chefs, at least one has found that counter service isn’t always an easy sell.
Teen patronage at limited-service restaurants has plateaued, but operators can still attract this consumer base—with a little effort.
For operators, mobile is the opportunity now, but what lies ahead?
The 50-plus demographic is a powerful group whose choices can have a big impact on a brand’s bottom line.
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 to very different types of food experiences out
After a decade-long increase, Valentine’s Day spending is expected to finally see a market correction this year, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prospe
Getting customers who visit restaurants less to visit more may be overstating the obvious in terms of boosting sluggish U.S. foodservice traffic growth. It turns out that it’s not.
Amid consumer skepticism, limited-service restaurants can attract higher-income diners with non-GMO options.
With every New Year comes new resolutions.
Brands turn to new better-for-you buzzwords to differentiate themselves in a quickly growing category.
Panera Bread, Culver’s, and In-N-Out are among the brands that a majority of customers would recommend to friends and family, according to a study by marketing and research firm YouGov BrandIndex.
These are some of the major trends operators can expect in the year ahead.
U.S. restaurant industry traffic will remain stalled in 2017 in much the same manner it did in 2016, reports The NPD Group, a leading global information company.
As the year comes to a close, we take a look back at the biggest changes in limited service.
Pizza brands are finding ways to deliver the cleaner ingredients and better-for-you options customers are craving.
Mintel, a leading market intelligence agency, announced the four key trends set to transform the U.S.
After more than 12 months of headlines featuring food safety issues and efforts to win back its customers, Chipotle’s Recovery Efforts ranks as 2016’s No.
On Wednesday, Starbucks outlined its five-year plan for strong global growth to an audience of investors at Starbucks Biennial Investor Conference in New York City.
DMI, a global provider of end-to-end mobility services and solutions, announced its first annual ranking of mobility leaders in the limited-service industry.
Protein alternatives go mainstream in a big way.
Operators committed to establishing a connection with their guests are coming out ahead.
Looking to appeal to a younger demographic, operators can now reach for a new tool in their healthful-eating toolbox.
Waze, the Google-owned traffic app, released research on consumer eating habits around Thanksgiving.
This year’s 2016 Trends Report from the Foodservice Packaging Institute revealed key industry shifts that focused on industry changes being driven by the generational influence of millennials
The continual parental reminder to “eat your vegetables” stuck with millennials and Gen Zs because they are driving the growth in fresh and frozen vegetable consumption, but many of the
Recent data shows that consumers, including millennials, still care about the brand. They just need a reason.
As consumers continue to clamor for wholesome food and restaurant transparency, operators are finding ways to redefine the farm-to-fork formula.