The total number of U.S. restaurants has declined but the quick-service burger segment continues to eke out growth, according to data from The NPD Group’s ReCount research.
Growth of fast-casual burger chains such as Burger 21 keeps the segment expanding.
As of Sept. 30, 2014, there were 630,964 restaurants of all types in the [...]
What will be hot in 2015 is pretty much just what has been trendy in the U.S. for the past few years. The National Restaurant Association’s annual “What’s Hot” list, based on a survey of nearly 1,300 professional chefs in the American Culinary Federation spotlights some familiar ideas.
Artisan cheeses, branded beef and house-made [...]
Customer traffic for quick-service burger restaurants declined 3% during the summer months of Q3, a normally busy time for the segment. The NPD Group says overall restaurant industry traffic was flat during July, August and September.
However, customer traffic was up a robust 8% (compared with a year ago) at fast-casual concepts during the quarter. [...]
Casual-dining restaurants have encountered more than their share of difficulties recovering from the recession. Onetime category leader Red Lobster’s rapid decline is the most obvious example. But a new study from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) says casual-dining restaurant (CDR) brands can rescue themselves. While it concludes that economic indicators and dining trends “suggest that the [...]
It’s an assumption too often repeated as fact that McDonald’s and other QSRs are losing customers to fast-casual restaurants and their claims to better food at higher prices. But interesting new data from The NPD Group provides strong reasons to doubt that assumption.
Here, from a Motley Fool post in May, is how this assumption [...]