Restaurants

Restaurants struggled in 2017 as high menu prices kept many diners away. Here’s what they learned, in three charts.
1/2/2018by Rimma Kats
The restaurant industry may be at the point of finally turning the corner after a long slump, but don’t look for traditional restaurant solutions to drive the turnaround.
12/18/2017by Andria Cheng
The restaurant industry continued to see traffic declines in November, according to new data from TDn2k, while same-store sales were essentially flat, signaling that the industry hasn't really stemmed a long decline.
12/8/2017by eMarketer Editors
A survey of US internet users found that roughly half have downloaded a restaurant’s mobile app. But they’re not necessarily using it to pay for food or track an order. Many just want a menu and a discount.
12/6/2017by Rimma Kats
Starbucks faces challenges from high-end artisanal brands to low-end mass market competitors, but its position in the market actually is relatively secure, according to a new study.
10/4/2017by Andria Cheng
The success of mobile and other digital loyalty programs at Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, Panera Bread and Domino’s Pizza has caught the restaurant industry’s attention. The stakes are high, with customer traffic and sales showing worrisome declines.
9/6/2017by Andria Cheng
The long slump facing the restaurant industry is showing no sign of easing. High menu prices are a key factor that's keeping diners away.
8/23/2017by Andria Cheng
US restaurant same-store sales fell 2.8% in July, extending a skid that has lasted more than a year. Why can't consumers work up a healthier appetite for restaurant meals?
8/11/2017by Andria Cheng
There are still consumers who vow that they won’t eat at McDonald’s clan, but the fast-food giant appears to be pleasing an ever-larger number of palates.
7/25/2017by Andria Cheng
American consumers’ appetite to eat in at restaurants is waning these days, contributing to the industry’s sluggish sales and traffic, but there is a bright spot on the market: Delivery sales.
7/12/2017by Andria Cheng