Explore our collection of blogs covering the restaurant space, from QSR to fast casual to full-service concepts. Find data-driven insights and industry updates for a range of leading and emerging brands.
CAVA & sweetgreen Are On the Rise
Sweetgreen, which IPO-ed in 2021, and CAVA – public since last year – are continuing their growth spurt. We dove into the location intelligence data to understand what is driving success for these emerging fast-casual leaders.
Something To Chew On: Demographic Shifts at Steakhouse Chains
Few things are more beloved by Americans than a steak – and two of the most popular steakhouse chains in the U.S. are Texas Roadhouse and Outback Steakhouse. Who is visiting these chains, and what characteristics do they share? We take a closer look.
Recapping RBI & Yum! Brands’ 2023 Foot Traffic Performance
Ongoing inflation was a major story throughout 2022 and 2023. How did rising costs impact Burger King, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Taco Bell, KFC, and other leading brands from the RBI and Yum! Portfolio? We dove into the data to find out.
Three Taco Chains to Watch in 2024
Tacos are always in demand - and today, we're looking at three steadily expanding taco chains: Bartaco, Condado Tacos, and El Vaquero. Each of the three chains fills a somewhat different niche, and each of them is growing. What is driving their success? We take a closer look here.
Starbucks and Dunkin’: 2023 in Four Data Points
With the new year gathering steam, we dove into the data to explore consumer trends impacting Starbucks and Dunkin’ in 2023. What were the biggest days of the year for the two chains? And who were the java enthusiasts driving visits to the two chains last year?
Catching Up With Fast Food
2023 was a challenging year for many restaurant operators as persistent inflation caused many would-be diners to rethink a meal out. Today, we take a closer look at three fast-food and fast-casual dining chains – McDonald’s, Chipotle, and Panda Express – to see what is driving visits.