Food Trends: Mood Food

By Ami LawsonGroup Brand Manager, quench It’s become cliché to blame Millennials for ruining everything from the real estate market to craft beer and even sex. What we should be giving this generation of consumers credit for is driving healthier…
How New Generation Z Is Shaping the Restaurant Industry

Poor restaurateurs, just when they get a handle on what Millennials want, the next generation goes and grows up. Generation Z is the cohort of roughly 82 million Americans who were born in 1996 and later, according to the Census…
How to Market Your Restaurant to Millennials

The word “millennial” is tossed around constantly in magazine headlines and on the news. But it isn’t just a buzzword…it’s also a way to describe a huge group of your potential customers. Broadly defined, millennials are people in their late…
Millennials Are the New Meal Tickets for Restaurants

They’re adding exotic sauces and electrical outlets, donning Twitter handles and serving shareable plates. Restaurateurs have gone a-courtin’. The target that chains across the spectrum are wooing? Millennials, the 83.1 million Americans born between 1982 and 2000 who now represent…
Restaurant Related Technology is For All Ages Not Just Millennials

Every article about attracting Millennials to your restaurant includes the same advice: use technology. Of course, this is great advice! But it can make it seem like Millennials are the only customers who appreciate technology, which definitely isn’t true. Restaurant…
Younger Diners Pose Fast-food Challenge

Most consumers will tell you they prefer fresh, tasty, healthy food over processed, greasy, assembly line fare. Millennials, though, may be the first generation to back that up with their wallets. Fast-food operators say they are getting increasing pressure from…
Millennial Dining Trends You Need to Know

Does your restaurant appeal to Millennials? The generation that includes people in their late teens to their early 30s is one of the most sought-after demographics for almost every type of business. But if you want to attract Millennials, you…
3 Mind Blowing Facts about Millennials and Your Restaurant

With the millennial generation, a mighty population of 87 million strong (anyone born between 1977 and 1992), smart restaurant businesses are paying attention to what they want and how to appeal to them. But just how important are millennials to…
How Millennials Will Dictate The Future Of Fast Food

For all the endless discussion over how terrible Millennials are – a Google search for “Millennials are” auto-populates with terms like “stupid” and “entitled” – this over-generalized generation represents a quarter of the U.S. population, holds $1.3 trillion in spending…
For millennials, food isn’t just food. It’s community.

Four years ago, as restaurants were watching their sales drop by double digits during the great recession, the owners of Silver Diner were grappling with their own response to the crisis: Would they follow the pack and cut costs to…