Restaurant State of the Industry 2012: Food and Beverage


A comprehensive look into food and beverage trends for fast casual, casual dining and QSRs. Plus, deep insights into limited-time offers.


This 109-page report takes a look at the popularity of practices such as local sourcing, the offering of breakfast, catering platforms and a breakdown of sales based on daypart. It includes the results of a comprehensive industry survey, spanning the casual, fast casual and QSR markets.

As an added bonus, the report offers a glimpse of menu-item launches across all three industry categories over the last eight months and highlights which of those items became permanent placements.

  • More than 30 pages of charts and graphs, mapping out trends for a diverse group of operators: Asian, Bakery/Cafe, Burger/Steak/BBQ, Coffee/Specialty Beverage, Dessert, Ethnic, Fresh Mex, Italian/Pizza, Sandwich, Soup/Salad/Chicken
  • Find out which offerings and which dayparts are proving to be the most important for driving sales and profitability
  • Discover which trends operators are considering adding to their restaurants: low fat/healthy menus, carryout/curbside, local sourcing, and many more
  • Find out where your competitor’s R&D teams are looking for the next great innovation
  • More than 60 pages of sorted data on limited-time offers and pricing changes, broken down both by menu component and by segment

If you’re in foodservice, this report is your roadmap for success in 2012 and beyond … get your copy today!