Winning Strategies For QSR Success in 2024 – Part One

Winning Strategies For QSR Success in 2024 – Part One

As the quick-service restaurant (QSR) landscape evolves in 2024, operators face unprecedented challenges and opportunities. Standard indices tend to support claims that restaurant customers have returned to their pre-pandemic behaviors, as evidenced by “stable traffic...

July 2023

Q2 2023 US Quick-Service Sales & Traffic Performance In Q2 2023, QSR US traffic decreased by -1.8% YOY compared to Q2 last year. Performance declined slightly compared to the previous quarter, when traffic was down -0.7% YOY. Average price in Q2 increased by...
Loyalty Programs: 6 Valuable Benefits For QSRs

Loyalty Programs: 6 Valuable Benefits For QSRs

Compared to this past year, April 2023 traffic for quick-service restaurants (QSRs) decreased while pricing increased. Not the ideal direction for either metric, whether you’re an operator or consumer. But, as the threat of recession continues to loom, it remains the...
3 Successful Ways to Target QSR Frequent Diners

3 Successful Ways to Target QSR Frequent Diners

When Revenue Management Solutions (RMS) analyzed the numbers from its survey of nearly 800 restaurant goers, the results revealed a demographic honeypot. Frequent users —those dining out more than 10x a week — made up 25% of the total respondents. Based on their...

February 2023

US Quick-Service Sales & Traffic Performance QSR US traffic is slightly down compared to last year, despite weaker traffic in January 2022 due to the spread of the Omicron variant. We anticipate YOY traffic to remain flat for the next few months.  ...
4 Things Every QSR Should Know to Increase Profitability– Part 2

4 Things Every QSR Should Know to Increase Profitability– Part 2

In a recent post, we shared two essential things quick-service restaurants (QSRs) should know in 2023 to increase their profitability. If you missed it, take a moment to catch up on why and how loyalty programs, coupons, menus and the ordering experience can play a...

January 2023

US Quick-Service Sales & Traffic Performance QSR US Traffic is down 4.2% compared to Q4 2021 and slightly lower than in the previous quarter. Average Price is up 16.2% YOY but has started to stabilize, with only a slight increase compared to Q3...
4 Things Every QSR Should Know to Increase Profitability– Part 1

4 Things Every QSR Should Know to Increase Profitability– Part 1

Today’s restaurant consumers have changed. Not only do they perceive that restaurant prices are at their highest since Q1 2021, but they’re more price sensitive than ever and have even changed how they view menus. These changes in customer behavior aren’t necessarily...
5 Ways Generations Use Coupons at Quick-Service Restaurants

5 Ways Generations Use Coupons at Quick-Service Restaurants

Boomers, Gen X, millennials and Gen Z; families with children and those without. How does each of these generations find deals for dining out — or do they look for discounts at all? RMS surveyed more than 790 people across the US to find out. Here are the top 5...
AI and Machine Learning: The Secret Ingredients for Thriving QSRs – Part 1

Is Modifying Hours of Operation Right for Your Restaurant?

Analyzing hours of operation is an opportunity for profitModifying hours on a store-by-store basis might be wise but requires quantitative, evidence-based dataBrands can help their franchisees by supporting modified hours of operations For fast casual and...
5 Ways Generations Use Coupons at Quick-Service Restaurants

Innovation for Quick-Service Restaurants in a Post-Pandemic World

Customers continue to count on restaurants for innovation across all channels.RMS findings indicate that it’s not value that compels guests, it’s quality. In a world gone hybrid, it might seem as if all available creativity has been spoken for, used in its entirety...
RMS Restaurant Perspective: Korea

RMS Restaurant Perspective: Korea

COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines are starting to ease up across the US, but what does it look like in other areas of the world? How are restaurants dealing with changes in consumer behavior and tackling inflation? Revenue Management Solutions Consultant, Cathy Ko,...
Who’s Really Winning the Chicken Sandwich Wars?

Who’s Really Winning the Chicken Sandwich Wars?

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Chick-fil-A scoring big in Chicken Sandwich Wars…for now

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