Consumer Trends http://nrn.com/taxonomy/term/44095/more en 7 predictions for the next 50 years in the restaurant industry http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/7-predictions-next-50-years-restaurant-industry <div class="node-body gallery-body">NRN's editors guess what's ahead for food, finance and more</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/7-predictions-next-50-years-restaurant-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/7-predictions-next-50-years-restaurant-industry#comments Menu Consumer Trends News Operations Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:45:00 +0000 181181 at http://nrn.com 50 years of restaurants: Events that built the foodservice industry http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/50-years-restaurants-events-built-foodservice-industry <div class="node-body article-body">The restaurant industry has experienced waves of change over the past 50 years. Track the events that made the industry what it is today. </div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/50-years-restaurants-events-built-foodservice-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/50-years-restaurants-events-built-foodservice-industry#comments Consumer Trends Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:43:00 +0000 180451 at http://nrn.com Americans are actually eating insects in restaurants http://nrn.com/blog/americans-are-actually-eating-insects-restaurants <div class="node-body blog-body">Yes, insects, being eaten by American people with their own mouths, in restaurants, is a thing.</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/americans-are-actually-eating-insects-restaurants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/americans-are-actually-eating-insects-restaurants#comments Chef Insights Food Trends Consumer Trends Food Writer&#039;s Diary Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:22:00 +0000 181361 at http://nrn.com Fast-casual pizza segment cools http://nrn.com/fast-casual/fast-casual-pizza-segment-cools <div class="node-body article-body">Saturation nears, the shakeout begins and national leaders emerge</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/fast-casual/fast-casual-pizza-segment-cools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/fast-casual/fast-casual-pizza-segment-cools#comments Fast Casual Consumer Trends Registration Tue, 22 Nov 2016 21:07:00 +0000 180911 at http://nrn.com <p>Pie Five, the fast-casual chain run by Rave Restaurant Group Inc., reported a same-store sales decrease of 14.7 percent during the first quarter ended Sept. 25, and average weekly sales declined 12.8 percent year over year.</p> Pie Five Movie theaters focus on food http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/movie-theaters-focus-food <div class="field-deck"> Cinemas go far beyond popcorn in effort to serve customers elevated menu offerings </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cinemas go far beyond popcorn in effort to serve customers elevated menu offerings</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/movie-theaters-focus-food" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/movie-theaters-focus-food#comments Consumer Trends Tue, 22 Nov 2016 18:46:00 +0000 180871 at http://nrn.com Creatas Images/Creatas/Thinkstock BJ’s debuts ‘Buy a Hero a Beer’ program http://nrn.com/casual-dining/bj-s-debuts-buy-hero-beer-program <div class="field-deck"> Chain lets customers honor first responders with a cold brew </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Chain lets customers honor first responders with a cold brew</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/casual-dining/bj-s-debuts-buy-hero-beer-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/casual-dining/bj-s-debuts-buy-hero-beer-program#comments Casual Dining Beverage Trends Marketing Consumer Trends Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:50:00 +0000 180571 at http://nrn.com BJ’s Restaurants Inc. McDonald’s to roll out mobile ordering, table service in US http://nrn.com/technology/mcdonald-s-roll-out-mobile-ordering-table-service-us <div class="field-deck"> Company expanding “Experience of the Future” model to more markets </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Company expanding “Experience of the Future” model to more markets</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/technology/mcdonald-s-roll-out-mobile-ordering-table-service-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/technology/mcdonald-s-roll-out-mobile-ordering-table-service-us#comments Technology Quick Service Consumer Trends News Operations Thu, 17 Nov 2016 21:33:00 +0000 180551 at http://nrn.com <p>Aiming to change its reputation as a technologically slow company, McDonald&#39;s will be introducing mobile ordering, kiosks and table service in the U.S.</p> McDonald's 8 ways restaurants can cultivate loyalty http://nrn.com/operations/8-ways-restaurants-can-cultivate-loyalty <div class="node-body gallery-body">OpenTable survey reveals consumer motivations for repeat visits </div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/operations/8-ways-restaurants-can-cultivate-loyalty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/operations/8-ways-restaurants-can-cultivate-loyalty#comments Marketing Consumer Trends News Operations Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:50:00 +0000 180431 at http://nrn.com Report: Red wine is key to dessert sales http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/report-red-wine-key-dessert-sales <div class="field-deck"> Restaurant management platform Upserve finds correlation between alcohol and sweets </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Restaurant management platform Upserve finds correlation between alcohol and sweets</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/report-red-wine-key-dessert-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/report-red-wine-key-dessert-sales#comments Beverage Trends Dessert Trends Consumer Trends Registration Mon, 14 Nov 2016 19:21:00 +0000 180071 at http://nrn.com Thinkstock McDonald’s to debut new Big Mac sizes http://nrn.com/quick-service/mcdonald-s-debut-new-big-mac-sizes <div class="field-deck"> Mac Jr., Big Mac and Grand Mac to roll out nationwide early next year </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mac Jr., Big Mac and Grand Mac to roll out nationwide early next year</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/quick-service/mcdonald-s-debut-new-big-mac-sizes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/quick-service/mcdonald-s-debut-new-big-mac-sizes#comments Sales Trends Quick Service Menu Consumer Trends News Thu, 03 Nov 2016 20:21:00 +0000 179591 at http://nrn.com