Reports

Find out what ingredients are inspiring consumers and operators alike, what flavors are on the rise and the demographics that are leading the way in interest.

This year’s report explicitly looked at social conversations that related directly to sandwich based social mentions.

The way consumers look at protein has changed over the past decade. Gone are the days when every meal had to have a traditional protein represented as the star of the dish.

Millennials seem more keen to visit polished casual dining concepts that offer execellent service, chef-inspired menu items made to order at reasonalble price points on top of a relaxed atmosphere. Did your restaurant make the Top 25 list?

The Overall Social Insights Score is pulled across all five metrics, including Sentiment, Engagement, Mobile, Digital Influence, and Social Restaurant Visits, along with consumer market share.

This report will detail the ranking of the top 100 fast casual social brands and the social scores for fast casual leaders like Panera, Shake Shack and Tender Greens.

Competition is coming from a variety of segments within pizza, especially in the fast casual, and casual segments. Most of the top pizza chains share a commonality, innovation, and an upscale approach to pizza.

Ranked on a 300-point system based on operator sentiment, brand perception, and engagement, Foodable Labs is bringing you a guide to the must-have tech for your business.

As technology and the digital landscape are unfolding and bringing about a new territory in the foodservice industry, the rise of the "Social Chef" has become a progressive phenomenon.

The Top 100 Social Restaurants 2016 Report is not editorially selected, but instead, takes into consideration the voices and discussions of the people who matter: your customers.

We take a closer look at the top five “better-for-you” brands disrupting the industry by providing a high-quality product at a reasonable price-point and with fast service.

For the sandwich lovin’ consumer, there are so many options to feed their craving. The sandwich sector has emerged as the highest performing sector.

The fast casual segment of the restaurant industry is heralded as the fastest-growing sector in the business, and was the only segment in foodservice to see growth in 2013. We break down the latest data, trends, habits, and insights.

In this report, discover the Top 100 Most Loved Brands based on consumer sentiment on food, service, and overall brand experience.

In this 2016 Seafood Trends report, brought to you by Alaska Seafood, we analyzed trends using unstructured data to create a narrative around seafood sentiment, or preference, and behaviors of consumers and chefs.

With each changing season and as sourcing behaviors change, menu trends and ingredient trends are constantly evolving. As the restaurant industry landscape continues to grow, shift, and evolve, what do consumers want now?

In 2015, we collected 10 billion data points on the industry - both consumer and competitive. We then filter all that data through several hundred thousand industry terms to extract meaningful context into the restaurant and hospitality industry based on digital consumers’ interactions.

With each changing season and as sourcing behaviors change, menu trends and ingredient trends are constantly evolving. As the restaurant industry landscape continues to grow, shift, and evolve, what do consumers want now? What do they place value over, what are they talking about, and how are their habits and preferences shaping menu trends?

Welcome to the fifth quarterly issue of our Restaurant Social Media Index (RSMI) Social Insights Report. Built with more than 25 years of industry and domain expertise, the RSMI currently houses the largest culinary, restaurant and hospitality database in the business.

Foodable’s Annual Technology Guide, the first-ever tech guide for the foodservice industry, features the Top 25 technologies in six different categories: guest-facing technology, back-office software, POS systems, online services - reservations, digital display, and mobile apps/social media.

Welcome to the fourth quarterly issue of our Restaurant Social Media Index (RSMI) Social Insights Report. Built with more than 25 years of industry and domain expertise, the RSMI currently houses the largest culinary, restaurant and hospitality database in the business.

Welcome to the third quarterly issue of our Restaurant Social Media Index (RSMI) Social Insights Report. Built with more than 25 years of industry and domain expertise, the RSMI currently houses the largest culinary, restaurant and hospitality database in the business.

Cocktail culture has taken the industry by storm, and it’s no longer enough to just have a “good” product. Branding, storytelling, social media marketing, community involvement, collaborations and special releases, and more, on top of high-quality ingredients, are all components that measure modern-day success for spirits and craft beer brands.

In this Millennial Foodie Trends 2015 report, Foodable Labs takes an in-depth look at nine major trend categories, habits and preferences as they relate to this generation and, for the most part, the dining industry.

Foodable proudly presents the Leadership Cookbook. This series features eight chapters with advice and research about principle topics pertaining to the restaurant industry from expert, Rudy Miick.

From gourmet and wood-fired to your favorite local neighborhood joint, pizza is a culinary staple that will always be relevant. As such, pizza in the restaurant industry continues to trend. Not only is pizza evolving with the times with healthier options and fresh ingredients, but U.S. pizza sales raked in more than $38.5M last year, and continues to grow.

Top 100 Fast Casual Brands of Q2 2015 detailing Sentiment, Influence, Engagement, Location-Based Actions and Mobile Engagement.

Quality ingredients sprinkled on a menu can not only persuade a diner’s food decisions, but also keep guests coming back for more. A perfect recipe would be nothing without the staple ingredients that make it up.

For more than a year, Foodable has been tracking and ranking the Top 25 restaurants in major food cities across America each month. And now, we’re turning up the heat with Foodable’s first annual ranking of the Top 100 Restaurants in the U.S.

It is not easy to win over today’s restless consumer. Especially since restaurant expectations are higher than ever. Not to mention – social media has given consumers multiple outlets to voice their opinions. But being able to make sense of these opinions via social data is still somewhat an uncharted territory for brands. This report outlines the Top 100 restaurant brands by consumer sentiment on food, service and overall brand experience.