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    Almost 80% of consumers are satisfied with fast casual restaurants overall, demonstrating their strength across the foodservice industry. With relatively stable traffic this year compared to the dips seen at full-service restaurants,, fast casuals are in a good position to up the momentum by leveraging what they excel at (value,..."
    84% of diners frequently seek novelty on the menu when eating out or ordering in, demonstrating their expectations of restaurants to provide more than just a meal. Diners enjoy the excitement and entertainment factor of trying new dishes, especially when it aligns with the latest food trends. This curiosity is..."
    Consumers seek ease and value through foodservice loyalty, opting for programs that reward their existing ordering patterns and streamline the dining experience. Varchasvi, Research Analyst ..."
    As Americans continue to contend with inflation and the tight housing market, consumers are eager for change and the opportunity to splurge where they’re able. Lisa Dubina, Senior Culture and Identity Analyst ..."
    With a growing interest in fresh, high-quality fast food, QSRs will benefit from improving and innovating for convenience and health amidst growing competition. Pooja Lal, Research Analyst ..."
    Non-alcoholic beverages play versatile roles for consumers ranging from functional to indulgent, but have room to grow in new dayparts and occasions. Varchasvi, Research Analyst ..."
    Building longer-term loyalty, shopping habits, and growth in the ISB will require a healthy balance of indulgence and meeting everyday needs. Innovation on the menu can create new occasions, but so can getting creative with pairings and merchandising that embraces the full power of the perimeter. Kelsey Olsen, Food &..."
    Strengthening breakfast and snack offerings at c-stores can transform consumer perceptions of foodservice quality, helping establish parity with QSRs. Varchasvi, Research Analyst ..."
    The flexibility of snacking presents a bright area for foodservice operators to capture on-the-go consumers looking for fresh, high quality, convenient options. Pooja Lal, Research Analyst ..."
    Diners have proved resilient over a year of menu price increases, and are looking forward to novel dining experiences from the restaurant itself and on the menu Varchasvi, Research Analyst ..."
    While fair pricing takes priority when it comes to ordering alcoholic beverages AFH, consumers still value the social and celebratory aspects FS alcohol provides. Pooja Lal, Research Analyst ..."
    Traverse expectations of different cultures by nailing the fundamentals of foodservice. Robust menus, shareable experiences, and convenience matter the most. Paige Leyden, Research Manager – Foodservice, US ..."
    In an increasingly competitive retail grocery competitive landscape, foodservice has become a key platform for differentiation and growth. John Owen, Associate Director – Food and Retail ..."
    As definitions of healthy eating continually expand and shift, restaurants are tasked with making this generally restrictive task feel inviting and enjoyable. Varchasvi, Research Analyst ..."
    Amidst stiff competition to provide convenient dining, pizza restaurants are tasked with improving efficiencies, expanding occasions, and enhancing customizability. Varchasvi, Research Analyst ..."
    “Elevated foodservice coffee and tea drinks that are not easily replicated at home and that deliver on quality and affordability will encourage patrons to justify AFH experiences as they remain challenged to limit discretionary spending due to inflation. Coffee and tea operators must nail down the basics to continue to..."