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2022 Q1: Inflation, Back-to-Work, COVID-19 and the Value Equation

Back-to-work trends and uptakes in COVID vaccines have stabilized in the beginning of 2022. But how has the inflationary environment affected restaurant consumer behavior? Are there any early indications of customers starting to trade down or even trade out?

RMS surveyed over 800 US diners to learn about current consumer trends and how guests perceive restaurant value.

What’s in the report

  • Going forward, which revenue channel could possibly see a decline in traffic?
  • Are consumers cooking more at home now? For what occasions do they prefer to dine out?
  • Do guests believe they are getting more or less value from restaurants?
  • Are consumers spending more or less of their disposable income on restaurants?

All this and more in the latest consumer report.

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