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November 21, 2019

Households in the West spent the most at restaurants in 2018

Household expenditures at restaurants rose faster than most other spending categories during the last 5 years, led by consumers in the West.

November 13, 2019

Minority share of population increases by 2030

Inclusion will help drive profitability and relevance for restaurants committed to diversity.

October 24, 2019

Teens in the labor force expected to fall to a 65-year low

Labor force growth will be dominated by older adults during the next decade, which will have implications for the restaurant workforce.

October 7, 2019

Are you maximizing your off-premises sales?

New report explores how operators of all sizes are harnessing technology to drive and manage off-premises sales.

September 20, 2019

Consumers want to increase their restaurant frequency

One-half of baby boomers want to use takeout and delivery more often.

September 20, 2019

Consumers have mixed feelings about the economy

Six in 10 millennials give the economy negative marks.

September 13, 2019

Growth in higher-income households bolsters restaurant sales

The number of households with income above $100,000 jumped 29 percent during the last seven years.

August 8, 2019

Restaurants continue to face staffing challenges

Competition for employees in the restaurant industry remains intense, despite recent decline in job openings.

July 11, 2019

Economic outlook for 2nd half of 2019 remains positive

Consumers are expected to remain in a relatively good financial position, which is positive for restaurants.  

July 2, 2019

Consumers add delivery and catering to July 4 dining mix

The holiday could give restaurant customers yet another reason to “dine out at home” when they celebrate with friends and loved ones.

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