Major Trends from 6 Months of COVID-19

Over the past 6 months since the pandemic began, COVID-19 has drastically changed the landscape. In today's Briefing, we look at the themes and trends that have emerged from our...

Pizza restaurants are gaining momentum

Pizza restaurants are on a roll. When the pandemic first began, the the average person in the U.S. was spending slightly more on pizza restaurants year over year. But that amount...

Dollar Stores are winning amid COVID-19

Dollar stores have been one of the best-performing retail channels amid COVID-19. Dollar General and Dollar Tree both reported year-over-year sales growth exceeding Walmart’s, and...

How has Wendy's Breakfast performed amid COVID-19?

We recently analyzed the performance of a restaurant initiative that rolled out during COVID-19: Wendy's breakfast.   Although they had the unfortunate timing of launching just as...

Trends in order-ahead curbside pickup

In today's deep dive, we analyzed the prevalence and performance of curbside pickup as a purchasing channel.

How are Club Retailers performing amid COVID-19?

How are Club Retailers performing amid COVID-19?

Restaurants in the Northeast are breathing a sigh of relief

In today's COVID-19 Briefing webinar, we presented a deep dive on consumer behavior in the Northeast.

The State of the Restaurant Industry - August 2020

Are consumers beginning to venture back out to restaurants as coronavirus lockdowns ease up? From a national perspective, restaurant foot traffic has been flatlining for several...

Quick Service Restaurants have made an impressive comeback

In recent weeks, total Quick Service sales are now positive across the country and have surpassed pre-COVID levels in all regions except the Northeast.

Third-party delivery is growing, but restaurant consumers don't prefer it

The pandemic has disrupted people's shopping, dining and entertainment behaviors for almost half a year now. But now that people have had a chance to acclimate to a new lifestyle,...