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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.

June 19, 2019

Gas prices expected to remain elevated this summer

Rising gas prices haven’t crowded out restaurant spending thus far in 2019. 

June 5, 2019

Restaurant Performance Index falls sharply in April

The decline is the result of the current operating environment and operators' weakening future expectations.

June 5, 2019

Restaurant industry added nearly 14k locations in 2018

The restaurant industry added more than 10,000 locations for the third consecutive year.