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State of the Industry 2017

2017 Restaurant Industry Outlook
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The National Restaurant Association's 2017 State of the Industry report is the most comprehensive outlook and overview of the quickly evolving U.S. restaurant industry.

[NRA members: Get State of the Industry highlights in our archived member-exclusive webinar, presented July 25.]

This comprehensive report, which projects industry sales of $799 billion in 2017, serves restaurant operators, industry analysts and suppliers the deep data, insights and most up-to-date industry trends available to increase sales, identify opportunities, develop growth strategies and more. It is an unparalleled look at the industry with statistics and analysis to shape your business and prepare it for the future of food.

In the State of the Industry report, you'll find hundreds of trend bites and industry insights to:

  • Improve your business, stay ahead of the competition.
  • Leverage unparalleled research to plan for the future.
  • Stay a step ahead with detailed consumer outlooks and expectations.
  • Forecast more accurately for 2018 with insight and projections.
  • Identify growth opportunities.
  • Get a handle on the competition to evaluate how you can stand out.
  • Understand how technology will continue to shape your business.
  • Support menu options and guest offerings with proven data points.
The National Restaurant Association's research is the most authoritative source for restaurant industry sales projections and trends. It is based on analysis of the latest economic data and extensive surveys of restaurant operators and consumers. We are the only resource for national and state-by-state sales and employment forecasts, as well as workforce, segment, consumer, technology and menu trends.
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of smartphone users use their phones at least once a month to order restaurant takeout or delivery.

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of adults say the availability of healthy menu options would make them choose one restaurant over another.


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