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May 2022

US Quick-Service Trends In April 2022, traffic was down 9.4% compared to the same period in 2021. Breakdown of Monthly QSR Trends The following is a snapshot of US Quick-Service Restaurant (QSR) trends for April 2022. QSR sales in the US are down 2.9% compared to...

April 2022

US Quick-Service Trends In March 2022, traffic was down 8.5% compared to the same period in 2021. Q1 2022 vs. Q1 2021 QSR Trends The following is a snapshot of US Quick-Service restaurant (QSR) trends for Q1 2022. For the first quarter of 2022, QSR sales in the US are...

March 2022

US Quick-Service Trends The following is a snapshot of US QSR sales, traffic and average check trends for February 2022. In February 2022, average check was up 7.3% compared to the same period in 2021.Sales in February 2022 were up 4.8% compared to 2021.February 2022...

February 2022

US Quick-Service Trends Throughout 2021, we compared sales, traffic and average check trends to pre-pandemic 2019 data. As we enter 2022, we believe overall trends have stabilized and will analyze data using the traditional YOY metric. Following is a snapshot of QSR...

January 2022

US Quick-Service Trends As we enter a new year, this month’s report will provide an overview of Quick-Service restaurants (QSR) in 2021. To best assess the performance of QSRs in the US, we compared 2021 sales, traffic and average check trends to 2019. In December...

December 2021

US Quick-Service Trends We continue to compare 2021 sales, traffic and average check trends to 2019, in order to best assess the performance of Quick-Service restaurants (QSR) as we find our footing in the “new normal.” In November 2021, average check was up 21%...

November 2021

US Quick-Service & Full-Service Trends We continue to compare 2021 sales, traffic and average check trends to 2019, in order to best assess the performance of Quick-Service restaurants (QSR) and Full-Service restaurants as we find our footing in the “new normal.”...

October 2021

US Quick-Service & Full-Service Trends To support 2022 planning during a continuously changing environment, this month’s report will compare trends from 2021 to 2019. Behaviors of the past are returning — demand for dine-out increased significantly during the...

September 2021

New Menu Study: Beware of Online Blind Spots and Suggestive Selling Too Late In partnership with the University of South Florida’s Center for Marketing and Sales Innovation (CMSI) and TGI Fridays, we conducted the first-ever remote eye-tracking research to uncover...

August 2021

RMS remains committed to providing our industry with insights that will guide us into and through “new,” “next” and better. Efficiency Is the Top Driver of Combo Meal Purchases Combo meals have played an important role in quick-service...

July 2021

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June 2021

RMS remains committed to providing our industry with insights that will guide us into and through “new,” “next” and better. Food Away From Home & Food At Home Update We continue to closely track these two US Consumer Price indexes. Back in...

May 2021

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April 2021

RMS remains committed to providing our industry with insights that will guide us into and through “new,” “next” and better. US Restaurant Trends Over the past year, we’ve looked at year-over-year data. However, beginning on March 22,...

March 2021

RMS remains committed to providing our industry with insights that will guide us into and through “new,” “next” and better. The Evolution of QSR Pricing Last month, RMS set out to understand how menu prices are evolving in 2021, particularly...

February 2021

RMS remains committed to providing our industry with insights that will guide us into and through “new,” “next” and better. Food Away From Home & Food At Home We are tracking closely these two Consumer Price indexes. In the US, at the...

January 2021

Forget the new normal. We’re now in the next normal, and we are optimistic that it will be better than the old. RMS remains committed to providing our industry with insights that will guide us into and through “new,” “next” and better. US...

December 2020

Now more than ever, restaurants must meet customers where they are. Yet, where they are now is changing rapidly. Insights are the key to navigating these dynamic times. That’s why RMS compiles comparative data and consumer insights so you can make the best business...

November 2020

Staying up to date with the latest insights is fundamental to meeting customers where they are now. To help the restaurant industry navigate this ever-changing environment and make the best business decisions, we have collected the latest restaurant data and consumer...

October 2020

Staying up to date with the latest insights is fundamental to meeting customers where they are now. To help the restaurant industry navigate this ever-changing environment and make the best business decisions, we have collected the latest restaurant data and consumer...

September 18, 2020

Staying up to date with the latest insights is fundamental to meeting customers where they are now. To help our clients navigate this ever-changing environment and allow them to make the best decision for their brands, we collect the latest restaurant data and...

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