Mar 19, 2013
According to GuestMetrics, based on its database of POS sales, food & beverage sales over the St. Patrick’s 3-day Weekend posted solid sales growth of +2.5% compared to the prior year benefitting from the holiday falling on a Sunday this year vs.
Feb 28, 2013
Casual restaurants are not doing as effective a job as fine dining restaurants or bars in leveraging the growth in craft beers Pricing at casual restaurants can also be higher through improved brand mix, promotional levels and price points.
Jan 30, 2013
According to GuestMetrics, chicken wings sales in 2012 grew 10.7%, the net result of the number of chicken wing orders growing 7.3% and chicken wing prices increasing 3.4%.
Jan 21, 2013
GuestMetrics releases data for 2012 wine trends. Restaurant and bar wine consumers traded down from bottles to glasses in 2012, with Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir gaining share at the expense of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Jan 15, 2013
Sales at US table service restaurants decelerated throughout 2012, ending down in Q4. Given the tough economy, consumers were economizing by shifting from higher priced entrees to lower priced appetizers and side dishes.
Jan 13, 2013
Beverage alcohol sales slowed during the holiday and Q4 in Restaurants and Bars across the US according to GuestMetrics latest POS transaction data. This was likley driven by consumer economic wories. Craft beer and ultra premium wine performed best
Jan 06, 2013
Based on analysis of over $8B in sales, GuestMetrics identified the cocktail and flavor types that were winning and losing across US restaurant, hotels and bars. Mango, tea, ginger, melon and cucumber were the biggest winners.
Nov 25, 2012
According to GuestMetrics proprietary database of POS transactions from restaurants and bars, craft beers continue to take aggressive share from premium and import beers during the first 9 months of 2012.
Nov 12, 2012
GuestMetrics launches its business intelligence solutions serving restaurant and hotel operators, as well as food & beverage suppliers and distributors to the hospitality industry. The solutions inform strategic decisions for the on-premise channel.