The biggest opportunities to save come with packaging and waste initiatives.
Watch for menu trends at airport bars and lounges, Hollywood and convenience stores.
Restaurant operators are paying their employees more now than they were last year.
Union activism, food costs, data breaches and minimum wage debates are just part of the 'external factors' facing restaurant operators.
Despite a few notable bright spots -- Wendy's, Domino's -- most observers agree that the QSR segment is in trouble. What are the lessons and opportunities for the fast casual segment?
Job seekers ages 45-54 years old had the strongest opinion of the impact of wage protests.
Shaped by user-centric devices and the Great Recession, value-conscious millennials are looking for great experiences that are friction-free.
One industry insider claims grass-fed labels are bringing in customers, more than non-GMO labels.
Even for brands in which digital ordering represents a small percentage, its search traffic and order traffic represents a meaningful sample size from which brands can glean valuable insights.
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Cutting costs by creating limited time offers or new menu items that scale down the serving of animal protein could be interesting to test with consumers.
A new study by research group ADP Research Institute reveals a gap in confidence for midsized businesses when it comes to the US economy. The study found that while only 15 percent of midsized businesses are confident that the US...
An increasing number of consumers are requesting breaded chicken sandwiches, according to new research from The NPD Group. Servings of breaded chicken sandwiches have grown an average of 3 percent over the last four years, and in the year ending...
Participants will be entered in a drawing to win a $100 Amazon gift card and will receive a complimentary copy of the findings.
Franchise Times has published its annual Top 200 list and, once again this year, QSRs dominate the top 10. The top five franchises include McDonald’s, 7-Eleven, KFC, Subway and Burger King, respectively.
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health documented an average decline of about 60 calories in new menu items in 2013, compared to 2012.
A quartet of C-suite executives from the fast casual segment will participate in a roundtable Oct. 14 in Denver as part of the annual Fast Casual Executive Summit.
A purchasing forecast should clearly define the components that drive commodity prices, including geopolitical events, weather, planted acres of farmland, crop yields and changes in the import/export market, among other factors.
The total number of new industry positions over the past year now stands at 289,600.
New research from Technomic examines the drivers of late-night dining occasions. While most dinners are prepared at home, 53 percent of consumers use foodservice for these occasions at least once a week, the market research firm said in a news...
Driven by stronger same-store sales and customer traffic levels and a more optimistic outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index posted a solid gain in August. The RPI – a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S.
RSR Research today released results of its fourth benchmarking study on the digital gifting industry, "Digital Gift Cards: Rewriting the Gifting Rules in the Omni-Channel Age." According to a news release, the study evaluates the gifting experiences of the nation's...
Euromonitor International, a market research company, has published new research in an e-book identifying the top beverage trends throughout the Middle East and North Africa. According to the data, the MENA region is on pace for an 8.6-percent increase in...
The findings of a recent analysis of a year's worth of GrubHub data reveals differences in what, when and where men and women order takeout.
Higher check averages at restaurants around the world during Q2 helped to increase the overall consumer spending in every country except Spain and Italy, according to new data from The NPD Group. NPD's Crest foodservice market research shows that traffic...
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Eighty-nine percent of employers anticipate hiring the same number of seasonal workers as 2013, or perhaps more.