How Diners Choose Restaurants [Restaurant Insights Report]

How Diners Choose Restaurants [Restaurant Insights Report]

Working with an independent research firm, we surveyed 521 participants across the U.S. of varying ages, geographies, and life stages to find out what’s getting people in the door... and what’s pushing them out.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: TouchBistro


Steps for Figuring Out Your Restaurant's Prime Cost

Steps for Figuring Out Your Restaurant's Prime Cost

Manage costs, increase sales - at a basic level, these are the pillars of a successful restaurant. In this infographic, we break down the prime cost calculation. By monitoring your prime costs weekly, you'll break through your break-even plateau and increase your restaurants profits.

Type: Infographic

Sponsor: HotSchedules


Predictive Scheduling: What You Need to Know and How to Be Ready

Predictive Scheduling: What You Need to Know and How to Be Ready

Issues with workers not receiving enough hours, being asked to be "on-call" but are never actually called in, and being scheduled at the last minute have gained the attention of lawmakers across the country. Predictive scheduling may be coming to your area soon. Find out what you need to know and how to be ready.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: HotSchedules


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FEATURES


Top 10 stories of 2017 will carry over to 2018

Top 10 stories of 2017 will carry over to 2018

Stories about Panera, Chipotle and Boloco are among FastCasual's Top 10 most read stories of the year.

11 menu trends going mainstream in 2018

11 menu trends going mainstream in 2018

Now trending: Detroit-styled pizza, Vibrantly colored drinks and salads, soft-serve ice cream coming in innovative flavors and a focus on mushroom-centric dishes.

Are ready-to-make meal kits stealing your customers?

Are ready-to-make meal kits stealing your customers?

Now trending: Fast Casuals can learn from the success of ready-to-make meal kits companies.

Now trending: A new twist on Asian flavors

Now trending: A new twist on Asian flavors

The limitless variety of Asian flavors can revolutionize menus.

Dickey's, Freshii, Boloco leaders predict 2018 fast casual trends

Dickey's, Freshii, Boloco leaders predict 2018 fast casual trends

An increased focus on delivery, the elevation of vegetarian and vegan concepts and finding ways to operate in smaller areas are just a few predictions from 10 executives leading fast casual brands.

2018 restaurant trend predictions from 10 fast casual CEOs

2018 restaurant trend predictions from 10 fast casual CEOs

Editor's note: This is part 1 in a series of stories featuring industry predictions from fast casual leaders around the world.

3 ways to open a (drive-thru) window of opportunity for fast casuals

3 ways to open a (drive-thru) window of opportunity for fast casuals

The market is maturing and becoming saturated, requiring fast casual restaurants to look for new ways to stay ahead of the competition. Is the drive-thru the answer?

Menu experts predict global menu trends —  does your brand measure up?

Menu experts predict global menu trends — does your brand measure up?

Menu experts chat about current and future trends at this year's Fast Casual Executive Summit.

CEOs of Wing Zone, Focus Brands, Captain D's, Backyard Burgers, Koti Pizza predict industry changes, trends

CEOs of Wing Zone, Focus Brands, Captain D's, Backyard Burgers, Koti Pizza predict industry changes, trends

This year's Fast Casual Executive Summit wrapped up Tuesday night with insights from some of the industry's most successful CEOs.

Combat declining traffic by understanding the ailment before determining the remedy

Combat declining traffic by understanding the ailment before determining the remedy

Once you gain an understanding of what causes traffic issues at a specific location, you will be better prepared to create solutions that address the true, underlying problem.

Analyst uncovers 3 keys to global growth

Analyst uncovers 3 keys to global growth

To become more relevant, global operators are decentralizing control and relying on local franchisees to present the best version of their brands to the consumers they hope to reach.

Some fast casuals still pumped for pumpkin, others heating things up: part 2

Some fast casuals still pumped for pumpkin, others heating things up: part 2

While some fall LTOs are heavy on pumpkin-flavored everything, others include big, bold and spicy flavors inspired by Asian, Hispanic and African dishes.

5 ways to catch some Zzzs — and we aren't talking sleep

5 ways to catch some Zzzs — and we aren't talking sleep

Gen Zs are the patrons of the present and the future, and as this demographic gets older their buying power and influence will continue increase.

3 tips for serving millennial consumers

3 tips for serving millennial consumers

Millennials recently became the largest generation in the workforce with over 53 million workers, ushering society into an unprecedented future.

Delivery fueling rise of virtual reality restaurants

Delivery fueling rise of virtual reality restaurants

Delivery is the world's fastest-growing foodservice channel, according to Euromonitor International, while digital functionality has made the process of obtaining a high-quality meal easier and more seamless than ever. New restaurant formats known as virtual restaurants, or delivery-only restaurant concepts, are optimized for these occasions.

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