Against tough competition from other sandwiches and flat to declining restaurant traffic, burgers ordered at U.S. restaurants and foodservice outlets had a banner year in 2014, finds foodservice market research from The NPD Group. There were 9 billion servings of burgers ordered at U.S. restaurants
The restaurant industry is slowly recovering from the huge losses it suffered during the Great Recession. Operators aren’t expecting a rapid shift to big profits but analysts predict a nominal growth rate of about 3.5% at limited service restaurants this year. As a result, the sector will reach revenue of roughly $192.2 billion.