Consumer Trends http://nrn.com/taxonomy/term/44095/more en Study: U.S. Hispanics increase restaurant use http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/study-us-hispanics-increase-restaurant-use <div class="field-deck"> Per capita quick-service visits rose 4 percent in 2014, NPD finds </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Per capita quick-service visits rose 4 percent in 2014, NPD finds</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/study-us-hispanics-increase-restaurant-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/study-us-hispanics-increase-restaurant-use#comments Consumer Trends H.R. & Training Latest Headlines Quick Service Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:40:00 +0000 131161 at http://nrn.com <p>The Hispanic community is one of the nation&rsquo;s fastest-growing consumer segments.</p> Photo: KFC A look at restaurants designed for Millennials http://nrn.com/operations/look-restaurants-designed-millennials <div class="node-body gallery-body">These restaurants are appealing to Millennials’ strong social drive</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/operations/look-restaurants-designed-millennials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/operations/look-restaurants-designed-millennials#comments Photo Gallery Consumer Trends Sustainability Operations Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:31:00 +0000 131101 at http://nrn.com Using restaurant design to catch Millennials http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/using-restaurant-design-catch-millennials <div class="node-body article-body">Five design techniques to catch this coveted customer</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/using-restaurant-design-catch-millennials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/using-restaurant-design-catch-millennials#comments Consumer Trends Operations Wed, 15 Apr 2015 21:26:00 +0000 131071 at http://nrn.com <p>Denny&#39;s seeks to capture Millennial diners with its fast-casual concept The Den.</p> Denny's Are consumers eating out more than eating in? http://nrn.com/blog/are-consumers-eating-out-more-eating <div class="node-body blog-body">Data show that consumers are eating out more often at restaurants</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/are-consumers-eating-out-more-eating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/are-consumers-eating-out-more-eating#comments Consumer Trends Reporter&#039;s Notebook Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:43:00 +0000 131001 at http://nrn.com Consumer Picks 2015: Looking for the new fast food http://nrn.com/consumer-picks/consumers-look-new-fast-food <div class="field-deck"> The movement toward real, simple food — still served quickly and at an affordable price — is driving whether a restaurant brand remains relevant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The movement toward real, simple food is driving whether a restaurant brand remains relevant</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/consumer-picks/consumers-look-new-fast-food" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/consumer-picks/consumers-look-new-fast-food#comments Consumer Picks Consumer Trends Food Trends Quick Service Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:00:00 +0000 130281 at http://nrn.com <p>Rubio&rsquo;s focus on food quality helped it earn&nbsp; the top spot among Mexican chains in the Consumer Picks survey.</p> Rubio's Consumers' perception of 'healthful' broadens http://nrn.com/food-trends/consumers-crave-real-food-restaurants <div class="field-deck"> Definition of healthful shifts to simply eating unaltered foods </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Definition of healthful shifts to simply eating unaltered foods</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/food-trends/consumers-crave-real-food-restaurants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/food-trends/consumers-crave-real-food-restaurants#comments Consumer Trends Latest Headlines Food Trends Wendy's Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:00:00 +0000 130721 at http://nrn.com <p>The Chicken Abruzzi from Olive Garden&rsquo;s new Lighter Italian Fare section</p> Photo: Darden Restaurants Report: Industry may be entering new cycle of growth http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/report-industry-may-be-entering-new-cycle-growth <div class="field-deck"> Restaurants report highest quarterly same-store sales increase during 1Q since recession </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Restaurants report highest quarterly same-store sales increase during 1Q since recession</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/report-industry-may-be-entering-new-cycle-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/report-industry-may-be-entering-new-cycle-growth#comments Black Box Consumer Trends Corporate News Latest Headlines Same-store sales Thu, 09 Apr 2015 20:53:00 +0000 130571 at http://nrn.com Restaurants upgrade coffee offerings as consumer tastes mature http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/restaurants-upgrade-coffee-offerings-consumer-tastes-mature <div class="node-body article-body">America’s favorite hot beverage is getting hotter</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/restaurants-upgrade-coffee-offerings-consumer-tastes-mature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/restaurants-upgrade-coffee-offerings-consumer-tastes-mature#comments Consumer Trends Beverage Trends Latest Headlines Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:25:00 +0000 130121 at http://nrn.com Thinkstock Restaurants buck healthful trend with indulgent items http://nrn.com/food-trends/restaurants-buck-healthful-trend-indulgent-items <div class="node-body article-body">Chains introduce food that is the gastronomic equivalent of a comforting hug</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/food-trends/restaurants-buck-healthful-trend-indulgent-items" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/food-trends/restaurants-buck-healthful-trend-indulgent-items#comments Consumer Trends Latest Headlines Menu Food Trends Thu, 02 Apr 2015 19:27:00 +0000 130021 at http://nrn.com <p>Wing Zone introduced the Widowmaker, a hamburger with four quarter-pound patties, four slices of American cheese and four slices of bacon on a brioche bun.</p> Photo courtesy of Wing Zone The rapid evolution of America’s palate: A discussion http://nrn.com/opinions/rapid-pace-america-s-evolving-palate-discussion <div class="node-body article-body">Listen to Bret Thorn and Nancy Kruse explore Americans' changing tastes</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/opinions/rapid-pace-america-s-evolving-palate-discussion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/opinions/rapid-pace-america-s-evolving-palate-discussion#comments Consumer Trends Opinions Food Trends Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:44:00 +0000 129841 at http://nrn.com Thinkstock