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Diners Are Expecting More From Limited-Service Restaurants
Even though the restaurant industry sees distinctions between fast-food and fast-casual concepts -- two different types of limited-service restaurants -- those lines are starting to blur for consumers, who note fewer distinctions between the two segments in areas like overall value, friendly service, craveability and menu variety.

(Source: Nation's Restaurant News, by Mark Brandau, 06/16/14) ...
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Smaller Restaurant Chains See Gains in Customer Satisfaction
Small restaurant chains have made gains in customer satisfaction over last year, while most of the largest chains have lost ground, according to the latest restaurant report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).

The ACSI revealed that customer satisfaction for smaller full-service restaurant chains rose 2.5%, to a score of 83 out of 100, while limited-service restaurants remained at 80 for a third straight year. However, the largest full-service chains experienced declines in customer satisfaction.

(Source: Nation's Restaurant News, by Ron Ruggless, 06/17/14) ...
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Technology Offerings Increasingly Important to Restaurant Customers
The appeal of technological amenities among fast-food and fast-casual restaurant customers continues to grow, and in some cases these features have come to be expected.

(Source: Technomic, by Deanna Jordan, 06/05/14) ...
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Fast-Casual Restaurants Keep Delivering Faster-Than-Average Growth
The fast-casual segment continues to lead growth within the restaurant industry. With an 11% increase in 2013 sales and nearly 8% increase in units, fast-casual concepts among Technomic's 2014 Top 500 Chain Restaurants comprise many of the fastest-growing restaurant chains.

While not among the overall leaders on the list of chains with the highest rates of growth last year, the fast-casual category leaders -- Panera Bread, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Panda Express -- still posted healthy sales gains of 12%, 17% and 11%, respectively.

(Source: Fast Casual, by Alicia Kelso, 05/01/14)
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Restaurant Marketing Ideas for May
Mother's Day is the most popular day of the year to dine out, according to the National Restaurant Association.

But Mother's Day isn't the only day in May that restaurants promote in order to bring in more business.

(Source: RestaurantNews.com, 04/17/14) ...
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Fine-Dining Restaurants Riding Three-Year Growth Streak
After suffering through some dark days during the recession, the fine-dining segment of the U.S. restaurant industry has bounced back nicely over the past three years.

Based on research by The NPD Group, visits to fine-dining restaurants rose 5% in 2013, compared to flat traffic in the quick-service category, and declines of 2% and 3%, respectively, for the casual-dining and mid-scale segments. Traffic for the fine-dining sector also increased 4% in both 2011 and 2012.

(Source: Nation's Restaurant News, by Mark Brandau, 04/08/14) ...
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Restaurants Eye the Potential of Variable Menu Pricing
Restaurant operators are exploring the concept of variable menu pricing -- at different times of the day or different days of the week -- as a way of generating additional traffic.

While speaking at last week's Women's Foodservice Forum, Hudson Riehle, senior vice president of the National Restaurant Association's information services division, noted that this form of "yield management" is on the verge of being utilized in the restaurant business.

(Source: Nation's Restaurant News, by Ron Ruggless, 03/27/14) ...
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Sales Growth Slows for Largest Restaurant Chains in 2013
New research from Technomic Inc. shows that the 500 largest U.S. restaurant chains registered a 3.5% increase in sales for 2013, which is down from a 4.9% revenue gain the previous year.

The foodservice consultancy found that U.S. systemwide sales for the top 500 chains grew to an estimated $264 billion in 2013, up more than $8.8 billion from 2012.

(Source: Technomic Inc., 03/24/14) ...
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Lent Prompts Spike in Restaurant Seafood Sales
This is a time for increased seafood sales in the restaurant industry thanks to Lent, the 40-day period before Easter that began on March 5.

"It's a significant business opportunity, I think, for all chains," said Brad Haley, chief marketing officer of CKE, Inc., the parent company of quick-service restaurants Carl's Jr. and Hardee's, which is offering fish specials for the season.

(Source: Nation's Restaurant News, by Bret Thorn, 03/04/14) ...
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Fast Casual Restaurants Embracing the Idea of Co-Branding
Co-branding has been around since the '90s in the restaurant business, with the fast-food sector spawning the first partnerships. Now the concept has become more appealing to fast casual operators.

"Co-branding affords restaurants an opportunity to introduce their products to new markets, while mitigating cost and risk," said Catherine Kearns, general manager of CHD Expert North America.

(Source: Fast Casual, By Cherryh Butler, 02/20/14) ...
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Archived RST issues containing the keyword: Restaurants

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07/03/2014 June Auto Sales Defy Predictions Once Again | Who's Drinking What, And Where | Survey: Listeners Really Like Radio Personalities 
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07/01/2014 New Study Ranks the Different Types of Audio Consumers | Some States More Expensive Than Others for Car Repairs | Premium Product Shoppers Driving Growth of Pet Market 
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06/27/2014 Social Media Doesn't Affect Most Users' Purchase Decisions | Major Ad Agency Unhappy with Programmatic Buying, Pulling Out | Hyper-Local Data: Programmatic Game-Changer, And Not Just For Mobile 
06/26/2014 Where Does America Like to Fill Up? | Diners Are Expecting More From Limited-Service Restaurants | Sales Jump 9% for Major Appliance Retailers in 2013 
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06/24/2014 Many Homeowners Favor Remodeling, As Opposed to Moving | Carrier Financing Programs Boost Sales of Higher-End Smartphones | Shopping Centers Have the Opportunity to Become Community Centers  
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06/20/2014 Majority of CMOs Believe Digital is Changing Marketing, But Are Not Ready for the Shift | Disconnect Between ROI Perception and Reality | Increase Digital Revenue Selling Branding 
06/19/2014 Smaller Restaurant Chains See Gains in Customer Satisfaction | Porsche, Jaguar, Lexus, Hyundai Rank Highest in Power Initial Quality Study | Younger Generations Far More Open to Branchless and Alternative Banks 
06/18/2014 Meet Today’s Millennials, Moms and New Retirees | Movie Business Recognizes the Importance of the Hispanic Audience | Boomers, Seniors Represent 'Golden Opportunity' for CPG Spending 
06/17/2014 Diamonds Are a Jeweler's Best Friend | Technology Offerings Increasingly Important to Restaurant Customers | Independent Bookstores Experiencing a Revival 
06/16/2014 Honda Launches YouTube Music Channel 'Honda Stage' | Millennials Require Some Quid Pro Quo for Charitable Giving | Need a Job? Fifth Third Bank is Using Their Own Ads to Help You 
06/13/2014 Financial Ad Category Open to Social Media Advertising | Connected Dash Means Advertising Is Coming Along for the Ride | Most Effective Digital Media: Social and Native 
06/12/2014 Back-to-School Ads: Earlier Each Year | Consumers Warming Up to Smartphone Upgrade Plans | Radio Creatives Encouraged to Submit Ideas for New Creative Edge Challenge 
06/11/2014 Crossovers Lead the Way in May | Large Market-Share Shifts Appear to Be Over, At Least for Now | Shoppers Visiting Fewer Dealerships During the Car-Buying Process 

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