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We are tracking hundreds of restaurant trends emerging around the world.  The pace of change is accelerating.  Success these days favors those companies who innovate; and that means not only knowing the restaurant trends, but creating them.  Aaron Allen & Associates is here to provide you the guidance and resources you need to understand important restaurant trends, what’s influencing them, why they matter, and what it all means for your company.Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter and check back often. This is a large and complex industry with lots of change afoot, so we’re constantly adding more resources for you here.Let us know what you think – we appreciate comments, and we love it when you social share or link back to this page; it’s a great way to motivate us to keep the free restaurant marketing and restaurant trend spotting resources flowing.  And if you have specific questions about restaurant trends, try the “Ask Aaron” widget – we’ll answer as many questions as we can there and in our free newsletter that’s packed with new restaurant trends and research.

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