The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered the way people dine, both at home and in public. The overwhelming fear of contamination that was once the domain of germophobes has become commonplace. As the world starts to open back up as vaccinations expand, restaurants face the challenge of customers who have spent more than a year thinking about the sanitary practices behind the production, handling, and consumption of food.
Is the “sanitarian” customer the new vegetarian?
Growth in use of restaurant gift cards, much like growth in the use of restaurant coupons, is outperforming overall market trends, reports Packaged Facts in the recent market research study "Eating Trends: Restaurant Use."
Eggs have always been a restaurant and home kitchen workhorse, but lately they have garnered new levels of respect.
US restaurant and foodservice revenues are forecast to total $990 billion in 2021. Advances will be driven by increases in population and disposable personal income, as consumers dine out more often and purchase higher-priced offerings. Over the 2006-2016 period, revenues increased briskly, with 2009 representing the only year of decline as the recession prompted consumers to curb discretionary purchases.
Culinary convenience is a quality coveted by many Americans who struggle to fit meal preparation into their busy schedules. It’s no surprise, then, that meal kit delivery services are the latest and most successful attempt to provide people who are on the go with simple solutions to their mealtime problem.
The boom in Hispanic influence extends beyond population growth and rising affluence to also include noticeable gains in the popularity of Hispanic cuisine. Today, National Taco Day, corresponds with the recent release of a new Packaged Facts report packed with essential insights and trends related to Hispanic foods and beverages--including tacos!
It’s largely true, America really does run on Dunkin’, among other foodservice coffee companies. So celebrate National Coffee Day 2016 with not just a cup of your favorite brew, but a special discount from Packaged Facts. You’re welcome America.
The future of foodservice is now. This blog and its corresponding Packaged Facts report offer essential insights to help restaurants and businesses continually adapt to evolving consumer trends. For information on the report click here.
April 6 - Retailer emphasis on loyalty programs is influenced by the growing realization that coupons and discount deals often cause only a short-term traffic spike but generally fail to build long-term guest loyalty. This is part of the reason why, compared to...
The following blog is based on current events and analysis featured in Consumers and Food Safety in the U.S.: Implications for Marketers, Retailers and Foodservice. Save 10% on the report with promo code PFSAVE10.
Jan. 13 - Last year, Chipotle Mexican Grill discovered a hard lesson: it’s all fun, games, and shrewd capitalism until customers fall victim to a foodborne illness. The scrutiny that has plagued the company following a series of E. coli outbreaks has tarnished the reputation of a cha...
October is National Pizza Month, and Packaged Facts is offering 20% off Pizza Market in the U.S.: Foodservice and Retail, 2nd Edition until November 1. Use promo code PFNPM2015 at checkout.
Americans love pizza as evidenced by its position as the second most popular cuisine at quick-service restaurants-regardless of whether the location is simply a mainstream chain or one that specializes in pizza-and and its top position at full-service pizza restaurants, according to research in the report P...