Consumer Trends http://nrn.com/taxonomy/term/44095/more en Restaurant Marketing Watch: Operators try to stand out with gift card offers http://nrn.com/advertising/restaurant-marketing-watch-operators-try-stand-out-gift-card-offers <div class="node-body article-body">Restaurants angle to get larger piece of overall gift card purchases with special offers, features</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/advertising/restaurant-marketing-watch-operators-try-stand-out-gift-card-offers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/advertising/restaurant-marketing-watch-operators-try-stand-out-gift-card-offers#comments Advertising Consumer Trends Applebee's Latest Headlines Panda Express Starbucks Coffee Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:17:00 +0000 120611 at http://nrn.com Restaurants could be leaving sandwich revenue on the table http://nrn.com/food-trends/restaurants-can-still-find-revenue-sandwiches <div class="node-body article-body">Consumers are still making the majority of their sandwiches at home, Datassential survey finds</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/food-trends/restaurants-can-still-find-revenue-sandwiches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/food-trends/restaurants-can-still-find-revenue-sandwiches#comments Consumer Trends Food Trends Registration Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:15:00 +0000 120531 at http://nrn.com <p>Mendocino Farms&#39; Smoked Turkey Romesco sandwich</p> Mendocino Farms Gluten-free diets might be hurting Italian chains http://nrn.com/blog/gluten-free-diets-might-be-hurting-italian-chains <div class="node-body blog-body">Most Italian chains have struggled to gain sales traction in recent quarters. One reason might be gluten-free diets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/reporters-notebook">Reporter&#039;s Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/gluten-free-diets-might-be-hurting-italian-chains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/gluten-free-diets-might-be-hurting-italian-chains#comments Consumer Trends Same-store sales Reporter&#039;s Notebook Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:33:00 +0000 120311 at http://nrn.com Report: Consumers still cautious 5 years after recession http://nrn.com/rpi/report-five-years-after-recession-consumers-remain-cautious <div class="field-deck"> Mindset should improve in 2015, NRA said </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mindset should improve in 2015, NRA said</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/rpi/report-five-years-after-recession-consumers-remain-cautious" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/rpi/report-five-years-after-recession-consumers-remain-cautious#comments Consumer Trends Corporate Corporate News Latest Headlines RPI Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:46:00 +0000 120231 at http://nrn.com Thinkstock Study: How casual dining can improve sales, profits http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/study-how-casual-dining-can-improve-sales-profits <div class="node-body article-body">Focus on why consumers eat out, not who they are, Boston Consulting recommends</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/study-how-casual-dining-can-improve-sales-profits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/study-how-casual-dining-can-improve-sales-profits#comments Casual Dining Consumer Trends Corporate News MillerPulse Latest Headlines Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:17:00 +0000 120121 at http://nrn.com Thinkstock NPD: Fast-casual, Mexican QSR, bakery/café 3Q traffic grows http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/npd-fast-casual-mexican-qsr-bakerycaf-3q-traffic-grows <div class="field-deck"> Overall restaurant visits flat during quarter </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Overall restaurant visits flat during quarter</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/npd-fast-casual-mexican-qsr-bakerycaf-3q-traffic-grows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/npd-fast-casual-mexican-qsr-bakerycaf-3q-traffic-grows#comments Consumer Trends Corporate Corporate News Fast Casual Latest Headlines Quick Service Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:15:00 +0000 120111 at http://nrn.com Thinkstock Restaurants can still find growth opportunities at lunch http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/restaurants-can-still-find-growth-opportunities-lunch <div class="field-deck"> Boloco and Fazoli’s share successful strategies for attracting business during the daypart </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Boloco and Fazoli’s share successful strategies for attracting business during the daypart</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/restaurants-can-still-find-growth-opportunities-lunch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/restaurants-can-still-find-growth-opportunities-lunch#comments Consumer Trends Operations Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:22:00 +0000 120101 at http://nrn.com Thinkstock Survey: Takeout chicken wings more popular than pizza, burgers http://nrn.com/whats-hot/survey-takeout-chicken-wings-more-popular-pizza-burgers <div class="field-deck"> Flavor options broaden appeal of the popular bar food </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Flavor options broaden appeal of the popular bar food</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/whats-hot/survey-takeout-chicken-wings-more-popular-pizza-burgers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/whats-hot/survey-takeout-chicken-wings-more-popular-pizza-burgers#comments Consumer Trends Food Trends What's Hot Registration Tue, 11 Nov 2014 19:47:00 +0000 119671 at http://nrn.com <p>East Coast Wings &amp; Grill&#39;s new Kamikaze wings are flavored with ginger, molasses, sesame, crushed hot peppers, vinegar, garlic and salt.</p> Photo: East Coast Wings & Grill Survey: Human touch still vital in restaurants http://nrn.com/technology/survey-human-touch-still-vital-restaurants <div class="node-body article-body">Consumers increasingly embrace technology, yet many prefer to deal with staff directly, the NRA finds</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/technology/survey-human-touch-still-vital-restaurants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/technology/survey-human-touch-still-vital-restaurants#comments Consumer Trends Latest Headlines Technology Mon, 10 Nov 2014 22:00:00 +0000 119511 at http://nrn.com Thinkstock Restaurants find kicking discounting may hurt sales, traffic http://nrn.com/finance/restaurants-find-kicking-discounting-may-hurt-sales-traffic <div class="node-body article-body">Brands risk alienating some customers as they try to attract more profitable traffic</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/finance/restaurants-find-kicking-discounting-may-hurt-sales-traffic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/finance/restaurants-find-kicking-discounting-may-hurt-sales-traffic#comments Finance Consumer Trends Latest Headlines Operations Registration Fri, 07 Nov 2014 21:42:00 +0000 119531 at http://nrn.com Thinkstock