Consumer Trends http://nrn.com/taxonomy/term/44095/more en Sweet snacks appeal to consumers on the go http://nrn.com/dessert-trends/sweet-snacks-appeal-consumers-go <div class="field-deck"> Pastry chefs draw inspiration from childhood favorites for portable treats </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pastry chefs draw inspiration from childhood favorites for portable treats</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/dessert-trends/sweet-snacks-appeal-consumers-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/dessert-trends/sweet-snacks-appeal-consumers-go#comments Consumer Trends Dessert Trends Tue, 03 May 2016 16:27:00 +0000 165031 at http://nrn.com <p>Cream downsized its ice cream sandwiches for easy snacking.</p> Cream Dealing with customer complaints in a digital world http://nrn.com/social-media/dealing-customer-complaints-digital-world <div class="field-deck"> “Hug Your Haters” author Jay Baer offers tips for handling complaints from restaurant patrons </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Hug Your Haters” author Jay Baer offers tips for handling complaints from restaurant patrons </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/social-media/dealing-customer-complaints-digital-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/social-media/dealing-customer-complaints-digital-world#comments Consumer Trends Social Media Latest Headlines Mon, 02 May 2016 18:56:00 +0000 164891 at http://nrn.com Thinkstock The unexpected impact of gas prices on the restaurant industry http://nrn.com/opinions/unexpected-impact-gas-prices-restaurant-industry <div class="field-byline"> Sebastián Fernández </div> <div class="field-deck"> What operators should know as the cost of gas fluctuates </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What operators should know as the cost of gas fluctuates</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/opinions/unexpected-impact-gas-prices-restaurant-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/opinions/unexpected-impact-gas-prices-restaurant-industry#comments Finance Consumer Trends Opinions Quick Service Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:32:00 +0000 164761 at http://nrn.com Photo illustration by Miguel Villagran/Getty Images Chipotle offers teachers free food http://nrn.com/marketing/chipotle-offers-teachers-free-food <div class="field-deck"> Latest freebie is expected to boost improving traffic trends </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Latest freebie is expected to boost improving traffic trends</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/marketing/chipotle-offers-teachers-free-food" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/marketing/chipotle-offers-teachers-free-food#comments Consumer Trends Marketing Fast Casual Latest Headlines Same-store sales Chipotle Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:22:00 +0000 164201 at http://nrn.com <p>Chipotle&#39;s&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">buy-one-get-one offer&nbsp;targets teachers, faculty and school staff, plus homeschooling parents.</span></p> Business Wire Restaurants infuse tea into wide range of menu items http://nrn.com/whats-hot/restaurants-infuse-tea-wide-range-menu-items <div class="field-deck"> The popularity of tea in dishes is strengthening among consumers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The popularity of tea in dishes is strengthening among consumers</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/whats-hot/restaurants-infuse-tea-wide-range-menu-items" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/whats-hot/restaurants-infuse-tea-wide-range-menu-items#comments Consumer Trends Beverage Trends What's Hot Tue, 12 Apr 2016 20:43:00 +0000 163041 at http://nrn.com NRN Survey: Operators change menus for seasonality, cost http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/nrn-survey-operators-change-menus-seasonality-cost <div class="field-deck"> Diners expect seasonal options across segments </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Diners expect seasonal options across segments</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/nrn-survey-operators-change-menus-seasonality-cost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/nrn-survey-operators-change-menus-seasonality-cost#comments Consumer Trends Beverage Trends Latest Headlines Health & Nutrition Local Fri, 08 Apr 2016 20:06:00 +0000 162881 at http://nrn.com BurgerFi 3 things to know about your customers before making drastic changes http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/3-things-know-about-your-customers-making-drastic-changes <div class="field-byline"> John Oakes </div> <div class="field-deck"> Balance what’s right for the customer with what’s right for the business </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Balance what’s right for the customer with what’s right for the business</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/3-things-know-about-your-customers-making-drastic-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/3-things-know-about-your-customers-making-drastic-changes#comments Consumer Trends Opinions Operations Fri, 08 Apr 2016 19:00:00 +0000 162101 at http://nrn.com Menus adapt to appeal to nation of snackers http://nrn.com/food-trends/menus-adapt-appeal-nation-snackers <div class="node-body article-body">Smaller, by-the-piece portions aim to satisfy customers seeking flexibility</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/food-trends/menus-adapt-appeal-nation-snackers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/food-trends/menus-adapt-appeal-nation-snackers#comments Consumer Trends Food Trends What's Hot Premium Wed, 30 Mar 2016 18:58:00 +0000 161921 at http://nrn.com <p>STK&#39;s&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">&ldquo;Classic Hour&rdquo; features classic cocktails and these not-so-classic sliders.</span></p> STK Throwback Thursday: Union Square Hospitality Group 10 years ago http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/throwback-thursday-union-square-hospitality-group-10-years-ago <div class="node-body article-body">Even a decade ago, Union Square Hospitality Group was focused on finding and keeping strong employees.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/throwback-thursday-union-square-hospitality-group-10-years-ago" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/throwback-thursday-union-square-hospitality-group-10-years-ago#comments Consumer Trends Latest Headlines Thu, 24 Mar 2016 13:32:00 +0000 161231 at http://nrn.com Nation's Restaurant News Prepared foods lure quick-service customers to grocers http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/prepared-foods-lure-quick-service-customers-grocers <div class="node-body article-body">Visits to grocery stores for in-store dining or take-out have risen 30% since 2008, The NPD Group finds</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/prepared-foods-lure-quick-service-customers-grocers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/prepared-foods-lure-quick-service-customers-grocers#comments Consumer Trends Latest Headlines Quick Service Mon, 21 Mar 2016 16:20:00 +0000 161051 at http://nrn.com <p>Foodease, one of Lettuce Entertain You&rsquo;s prepared foods concepts, targets consumers looking for restaurant-quality meals.</p> Lettuce Entertain You