Restaurants struggled in 2017 as high menu prices kept many diners away. Here’s what they learned, in three charts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.