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Better Deals and More Sophisticated Palates Contribute to Kids Meals Decline

Kids meals with toys are no longer the draw they once were for the restaurant industry’s youngest customers, according to The NPD Group, a leading market research company. NPD’s foodservice market research reports that restaurant visits that included an order for kids meals with a toy have been declining for […]

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Mintel’s 2012 Dining Out Report: A Look Ahead

Interest in where food comes from, as well as changes in restaurant spending will both be driving the foodservice rollercoaster in 2012, according to Mintel’s latest report. “Overall, restaurant economic prospects for 2012 look positive,” says Eric Giandelone, foodservice director at Mintel. “In spite of the down economy, Mintel estimates […]

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Consumer Demands for Family Midscale Restaurants: Health and Convenience

While the restaurant industry as a whole spent 2011 in a recessionary slump, the family midscale segment has been the most negatively impacted and the next few years aren’t expected to show an upward swing. According to a recent Mintel foodservice report, 80% of family restaurant-goers who are eating out […]

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Who Really Influences Your Diner’s Decision to Eat at Your Restaurant?

Ink Foundry Is Conducting A First of Its Kind Survey To Find America’s Most Influential Dining Channels Ink Foundry is reaching out to the restaurant industry to take its ‘who influences your dining decision’ survey.  The survey can be found here: http://www.inkfoundry.com/2011/12/restaurant-influence-survey/ At the completion of this survey, the industry […]

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