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We’re All More Alike Than We Think With These Global Restaurant Trends

Technomic has spotlighted four specific trends at the Global Restaurant Leader Conference which started yesterday and ends tomorrow.

-Six out of  the last ten meals purchased by typical consumers in Asia were described as “healthy” by buyers. The typical American Diner considers under 5  out of their last ten meals to be healthy. These are not the only 2 regions where healthy eating is becoming a natural choice. Technomic learned that 41% of humans everywhere have cut back on drinks and desserts, and 39% of humans are ordering fewer appetizers.

-Americans are not the only consumers that customize their meals at restaurants. Globally, one out of three restaurant meals are customized to fit the needs of the consumer. The numbers slightly vary across the globe with the customization of 33% North American and Asia meals, 38% of South American meals, and 37% of Middle Eastern meals.

-Almost half of restaurant meals around the world are eaten away from the actual physical establishment. Australia’s take out meals is very high at 41% and the leader in delivery is the Middle East at 30%.

-Transparency has always been an interesting topic in the restaurant business. Technomic asked consumers around the world about transparency in the ingredients used in restaurants and there were similar replies from region to region. The individuals that said yes to more transparency in restaurant ingredients ranged from 68% to 75% (North America at 68% and South America at 75%).

This information should be a wake-up call for restaurant owners/managers. The world is ever changing and so are consumer demands.

These statistics were found through nationally represented surveys presented by Technomic’s consumer research team. For more information on the latest consumer trends check out Technomic’s website.
Information for this post was pulled from an article found here.

 

Want to Get Ahead in the Restaurant Industry? Check out these 7 Interesting Consumer Trends.

We are 6 days into October and Fall has finally hit us. Seasons come and go much like fads and trends, but wouldn’t it be nice to know when the next trends will begin, like we do seasons? Technomic, a Chicago-based consulting and research firm monitors, predicts, and provides monthly reports on new eating trends in the food service industry. These reports can be used to enhance the marketing strategy for different restaurant chains.

If you’re looking to spice things up in your restaurant and attract a larger audience, then check out these 7 consumer trends and insights:

1) “31% of consumers, down from 36% in 2014, tend to eat a lighter lunch during the week than on the weekend.”
2) “32% of consumers strongly agree that their beverage preferences tend to change with the season.”
3) “22% of Millennials say they usually post pictures of food on social media when visiting restaurants.”
4) “33% of consumers strongly agree that health is very important in their decision of which restaurant to visit.”
5) “44% tend to eat more healthful items during the week, compared to 17% who do so during the weekend.”
6) “27% of women would like restaurants to offer smaller portion sizes for indulgent beverages.”
7) “41% of consumers are likely to substitute healthier sides at restaurants if they are available.”

These statistics were found through nationally represented surveys presented by Technomic’s consumer research team. For more information on the latest consumer trends check out Technomic’s website.
Information for this post was pulled from an article found here.