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Restaurant industry trends: Winning the food fight for diners' dollars

How changing consumer tastes have changed the restaurant industry


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Since 2009, the restaurant industry has undergone significant changes. This evolution is mainly due to many factors including new technology, changing consumer preferences and emerging competitors from both inside and outside the industry. As lifestyles change and new generations become customers, how food is purchased and consumed away from home will continue to change. This infographic provides a breakdown of the restaurant industry's top trends, demonstrating just how dynamic the industry is, and where the most impactful changes are occurring. 

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