Tag: dining

More Americans Prefer Burgers than Chicken Sandwiches

"Burg­ers have been a top item ordered at U.S. restau­rants for decades, but chick­en sand­wich­es have come on strong over the last sev­er­al years. There are more chick­en sand­wich restau­rant con­cepts and chick­en sand­wich­es are appear­ing on more menus. So, have burg­ers been knocked off their perch by chick­en sand­wich­es?"

Can Fresh Focus on German Restaurants Save Them?

Yelp Data Sci­en­tist Carl Bia­lik says Ger­man food ranked num­ber 83 of the 100 biggest restau­rant cat­e­gories in growth. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, all across the coun­try, Ger­man restau­rants are call­ing it quits. Con­vert­ing tra­di­tion­al Ger­man eater­ies into bier­gartens and trans­form­ing menus into fresh takes on Ger­man cook­ing could be the trend that saves them.

Infographic: Voice-Activated Assistant User Purchase Intent

With the increase in voice-activated assis­tant usage, learn more about how these users gro­cery shop and dine.

Restaurant Industry to Enjoy Modest Growth in 2014

The U.S. restau­rant indus­try has enjoyed mod­est growth in the past few years, and Mintel fore­casts a 5.9% increase in sales in 2014. Key trends for the new year include the con­tin­ued growth of the fast-casual seg­ment; the addi­tion of health­i­er, more fla­vor­ful menu items; imple­men­ta­tion of tech­nol­o­gy to cut ser­vice times, and to offer loy­al­ty pro­grams, pro­mo­tions, dis­counts, etc.; and trans­paren­cy not only in ingre­di­ent sourc­ing, but in gen­er­al busi­ness prac­tices, includ­ing the treat­ment of ani­mals and employ­ees.

New Video! Advertising Smarter to Thanksgiving Diners

Episode 47 of Adver­tis­ing Smarter focus­es on Thanks­giv­ing Din­ers — con­sumers who dine at home or at a restau­rant on Thanks­giv­ing — and looks at how you can tap into their media inter­ests and habits, buy­ing pref­er­ences, as well as their atti­tudes about adver­tis­ing. Watch this video brief­ing here, see it in HD on YouTube,

Kitchen and Dining Home Textiles are Outperforming Other Segments

Accord­ing to The NPD Group, Inc., the total home tex­tiles mar­ket declined 3.5% in dol­lar sales for the 12 months end­ing June 2009, ver­sus the same time last year, and has been declin­ing steadi­ly over the past three years. In spite of all this, the kitchen and din­ing home tex­tile seg­ment grew 3.7% in dol­lar sales, com­pared to the pre­vi­ous 12 months, and was the only seg­ment that showed growth in the 12 months end­ing June 2009. In fact, the growth in kitchen and din­ing is the only growth seen among the main tex­tile seg­ments (bed, bath, kitchen & din­ing, and win­dow) in the past few years.