Average consumer spend, frequency and duration of late nights out have increased compared to last year.
Source: Consumers spending more, going out more and staying out later | The Caterer
When it comes to wielding real influence, Instagram is taking over — but much like Yelp reviewers, they are also facing major backlash
Source: Instagram Influencers Are the New, More Powerful Yelp Elite – Eater
With billions in potential revenue on the line, third-party providers like DoorDash and Grubhub are working more closely with restaurants to find better ways to process online orders.
Source: Why the delivery market will look different in 5 years | Restaurant Dive
For first time, AlixPartners study finds patrons anticipate increase
Source: Survey: Consumers expect to pay more for restaurant meals this year
As manufacturers and grocery retailers offer more convenient meal solutions, such as kits and pre-made options that emphasize nutrient density and freshness, consumers are eating out less and eating at home more – ratcheting up the competition between CPGs and food service, according to new research from ingredient supplier Kerry.
Source: Four strategies for food service to boost delivery and tap into consumer desire to eat at home more
David Henkes, advisory group senior principal at global foodservice consultants Technomic, sets out the consumer trends he believes will drive growth in the channel in 2019.
Source: The eight global foodservice trends to capture in 2019 | Food Industry Analysis | just-food
Here are some dining-out trends to watch for in 2019.#Food#Restaurants
Source: Restaurant trends to watch for in 2019 – Orlando Business Journal