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U.S. Restaurants Grow 3,045 Units over Last Year, Slow Decade Predicted

CHICAGO ─ There were only 3,045 more restaurants in the U.S. in Spring 2013 than there were in Spring 2012, according to a recent U.S. restaurant census conducted by market researcher The NPD Group.

Prepared Meals from Retail to Grow Double Rate of Restaurant Visits

CHICAGO — Home meal replacements or prepared foods from supermarkets, drug stores, and other retail outlets continue to steal visits from restaurants, according to a research firm.

Restaurants Must Build Customer Loyalty

Data: The NPD Group/Planning for Growth in the New Normal Marketplace

CHICAGO — With little to no growth forecasted for the restaurant industry over the next several years and consumer frugality being the "new norm," restaurants will need to cater to the needs of their cost-conscious customers to build loyalty and enhance value, according to market researcher The NPD Group.

US Restaurant Traffic Up, Europe and Australia Down

Foodservice traffic in various global markets
Source: NPD Group/CREST as of March 2012. Japan is Tokyo & Osaka only

CHICAGO — Restaurant and foodservice visits increased in the first quarter of the year in the developed countries of Canada and the United States, according to market researcher The NPD Group.

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Restaurants to See Flat Growth

CHICAGO — A leading market researcher says that the Great Recession has caused consumers to split into free spenders and cautious spenders.