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Total U.S. Restaurant Count At 660,755 in Spring 2018, A One Percent Drop From Last Year, Reports NPD

Total U.S. Restaurant Count At 660,755 in Spring 2018, A One Percent Drop From Last Year, Reports NPD

The U.S. restaurant count reached 660,755 in spring of 2018, a  1 percent decrease in units from a year ago, based on a recent restaurant census conducted by The NPD Group, a leading global information company.  The primary source of the decline in U.S. restaurant units was a two percent […]

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U.S. Restaurant Industry Will End 2012 with Visits Flat After a Slow Spring and Summer

A promising winter quarter for the restaurant industry, followed by not-so-promising spring and summer quarters, combined for a lackluster, yet stable industry, finds The NPD Group, a global information company. The summer (July, August and September) of 2012 ended on a weaker note than it started with visits flat compared […]

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Visits to U.S. Restaurants this Winter Strongest Since Spring 2008

Motivated by mild winter weather consumers increased their visits to restaurants and other commercial foodservice outlets by one percent in the first quarter (January, February, and March) of this year compared to the same quarter year ago, the strongest rate of traffic gain since the spring of 2008, reports The […]

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Drive-Thru Windows Still Put the Fast in Fast Food Restaurants

Some several decades after drive-thru restaurant windows first appeared on the American scene these now ubiquitous dining speedways are still serving the needs of time-strapped customers, according to The NPD Group, a leading market research company. Last year 12.4 billion visits were made through fast food drive-thrus, a two percent […]

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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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