Category: Trends

The State of What Feeds Us Vol. VI

February 26th, 2022
This week Bluedot released its sixth study of restaurant trends and diner behavior during the pandemic. For this latest edition of The State of What Feeds Us over 1,600 Americans were surveyed regarding fast food habits, mobile ordering and apps, arriva… more »

2021 Restaurant Industry Highlights

December 31st, 2021
JANUARY Yelp announced that reviewers could begin leaving feedback regarding restaurants’ COVID-19 safety practices, or lack thereof. FEBRUARY The Senate voted to approve President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package… more »

Restaurant Gift Cards Among The Most Popular Holiday Presents

November 27th, 2021
In August, Paytronix released a report showing May and June sales of restaurant gift cards were up 54% over the same period last year. That momentum shows no signs of slowing down with gift cards continuing to be popular both among those buying holiday… more »

The Hottest Menu Trends For 2022

November 20th, 2021
The annual What’s Hot Culinary Forecast from the National Restaurant Association was released this week. The survey consisted of having 350 professional chefs from the American Culinary Federation rate 109 food items and culinary concepts compiled by Te… more »

The State Of What Feeds Us – 5th Installment On Consumer Trends

October 14th, 2021
Over the last 16 months Bluedot Research has been collecting data on consumer restaurant trends and expectations. For their latest edition of The State of What Feeds Us they surveyed 1,508 adults to gather the latest information aimed at assisting resta… more »