Dining Out: A 2015 Look Ahead - US - January 2015
“Rising commodity prices have forced foodservice operators to increase menu prices during a time when many consumers are still budget-conscious. However, one demographic that is faring better is men. The changing American family structure has resulted in more fathers taking their children out to eat. Like other demographics, fathers are interested in healthy foods and this is tied to a rising consciousness about the origin of foods and a desire to eat more healthfully.”
– Julia Gallo-Torres, Sr. Foodservice Analyst
This report discusses the following key topics:
- How do foodservice operators keep consumers interested in their offerings, when food prices continue to climb?
- How to cater to dads, the parent who plans to visit restaurants with children more often in 2015?
- Consumers want healthier and safe foods
This report focuses on the full- and limited-service foodservice segments. The market-size estimates in this report cover full-service restaurants, limited-service restaurants, and other limited-service eating places.
An expanding job market and a bump in disposable income at the end of 2014 led to more economic confidence for consumers who enjoy dining out. However, America’s uneven economic recovery means that, for many, dining out continues to be a luxury they cannot yet afford regularly. Thus, freshly prepared meals and components, as well as a slew of restaurant-quality frozen offerings by retailers, continues to be a major threat. These products’ better quality and affordability makes them a compelling way for consumers to save money, while enjoying a restaurant-like experience.
Take a look inside a sample report
Mintel’s consumer reports deliver insight and expert analysis into key consumer trends and behaviour in your marketplace, in addition to an overview of the market data and key brands. Mintel’s consumer reports provide you with easily digestible information to guide your future innovation and move your business forward.Download now
What you get
This market report provides in-depth analysis and insight supported by a range of data. At the same time, introductory and top-level content is provided to give you an overview of the issues covered.
Mintel provides a range of market information, frequently through the category level, including market size and forecasting, complete with market drivers that illustrate the forces that shape a category or market.
Mintel's proprietary consumer research provides our analysts with the attitudinal and behavioral data used to provide valuable insight to topical issues.
Mintel provides overviews of the top brands and manufacturers, and uses consumer research to explore attitudes and reactions to brands, as well as insight into what will resonate with consumers.
Market reports provide appendices of data to support the research and insight produced. Our tables of data are easily manipulated and downloadable to support your research needs and covers factors from consumer attitudes to market forecasts.
* This is a sample representation of the report layout and does not reflect the research included in this report.
Why buy from us?
Our reports will provide you with market data, consumer research and competitive intelligence to succeed in your market.
Buy now and you'll have instant access to the information you need to make the right decisions.
Find out what's next in the markets that matter to you: where opportunities lie and what challenges you will face.
A business Superbrand, Mintel is a source you can trust. We have been defining and refining the Market Intelligence mix since 1972.