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Breakfast Breakdown

Posted: April 12, 2017

Breakfast foods and flavors are trending as around the clock fun. Take a bite of these Breakfast occasion insights from the Hartman Group to see how consumers are enjoying their morning meal. Click on image to download PDF

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NRA – 2017 Restaurant Industry Pocket Factbook

Posted: March 15, 2017

An overview of the National Restaurant Association’s projected expectations for the restaurant industry in 2017. Click on image to download PDF

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Technomic Releases 5 Key Consumer Trends for 2017

Posted: January 25, 2017

Chicago, Ill., January 18, 2017 PRNewswire — Technomic has identified five themes that will define consumer foodservice behavior this year, and presented them at Technomic’s annual Consumer Insights Planning Program meeting, January 11-12, 2017 in Newport Beach, California. A comprehensive analysis of evolving consumer lifestyles paired with exclusive industry, menu, operator, and consumer data signals […]

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What Drives Consumers to Visit a Specific Restaurant Type?

Posted: November 29, 2016

The Hartman Group reviewed data that looked at the motivations behind consumers’ choices to visit specific types of dining establishments. Check out their infographic below to see what they found were the top factors to influence consumers’ decisions on where to eat! Click on image to download PDF

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Food Culture Infographic – Hartman Group

Posted: March 28, 2016

The Hartman Group has put out a great infographic that explains how the culture of food is being shaped. Consumer interests are changing how restaurants approach their menus, create new dishes and even source their food. Click on image to download PDF

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Technomic 2016 Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report Infographic

Posted: March 28, 2016

The 2016 Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report finds that fast-casual boom is still going. Take a look at Technomic’s infographic for other key highlights. Click here to view the full press release. Click on image to download a PDF copy

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NRA – 2016 Restaurant Industry Pocket Factbook

Posted: February 29, 2016

An overview of the National Restaurant Association’s projected expectations for the restaurant industry in 2016. Click on image to download PDF

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Technomic’s Take: 2016 Food Trends

Posted: October 28, 2015

CHICAGO, October 26, 2015, PRNewswire — The U.S. restaurant industry is evolving in profound ways, according to Technomic. The nation’s leading food research and consulting firm lays out 10 trends that may prove transformational in 2016, ranging from menu tweaks to technological and social upheavals. Technomic’s consultants and experts base their annual predictions on site […]

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Technomic 2015 Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report Infographic

Posted: March 31, 2015

The 500 largest restaurant chains in the United States accelerated their cumulative sales growth in 2014 to a 4 percent increase, totaling an estimated $274.4 billion. But some of the biggest brands among them, namely Subway and McDonald’s, lost ground to focused-menu competitors and emerging fast-casual chains and reported overall sales decreases for the year.

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Technomic: Consumer Food Trends – February 2015

Posted: March 11, 2015

Full-service restaurants or FSRs—particularly family-style and traditional casual-dining concepts—are struggling to maintain positive sales growth and bounce back from the losses they incurred during the Great Recession. But that’s made more difficult by the shrinking of this segment’s middle-class customer base…

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