CRISP, CLEAR, GLOBAL RESTAURANT RESEARCH

GLOBAL RESTAURANT INDUSTRY INTELLIGENCE

Accelerating change, fierce competition, and hotly contested markets: the pressure on leaders in the foodservice industry is intense, and they need relevant, actionable insights to make sure-footed decisions.

Seismic shifts are rearranging segments, redefining guests’ expectations around the quality and speed of restaurant experiences, and revolutionizing how meals are ordered, prepared, and delivered. 

The better the question, the better the answer.​

What emerging concepts and competitors should we have on our radar?
Do we have the right tools and technology?
What should we source from third parties, and what should we create in-house?
How will consumer dining behavior and consumption patterns be different in five years?
Are we tracking and prioritizing the right KPIs? Are we setting goals and targets effectively?
How should we adapt our location and expansion strategy going forward?
Where is the low-hanging fruit? What are the quick wins to gain momentum fast?
What are our biggest risks, and what are the risk mitigation strategies for individual brands and markets?

While it’s easier than ever to get a birds-eye view of global markets (and anyone with an internet connection can do so), this perspective often remains at the level of headline and observation, providing little in the way of actionable intelligence. Meanwhile, the pace of change continues to accelerate, both within the hospitality industry and the world as a whole.

Where others see stars and random data points, we see constellations and meaningful connections.

Restaurant Research Supporting Operators, Suppliers, Investors, and Manufacturers for B2B and B2C Foodservice Organizations

We help our clients understand emerging categories, evolving purchasing behavior, and the conditions — and competition — in existing and expanding markets. Backed by decades of experience across all functional areas of chained foodservice operations, our market research services combat bias and inertia, surfacing the insights executive teams need to make informed decisions before launching new products, profit centers, and features, expanding into new formats, channels, and markets, or investing in new technologies, concepts, and brands.

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Global Consumer Foodservice and Restaurant Research

Through distinctive, data-driven insights informed by our unparalleled understanding of the dynamics driving the foodservice industry — and the ability to connect the dots in a way that is both holistic and actionable — we help clients:

  1. Maximize sales growth by uncovering new geographies where to play, and how to best translate a brand in those markets when preparing for cross-border expansion
  2. Drive top-line performance by developing and deploying sales-building initiatives based on learning how the competition is acting (and how to counter their strategies)
  3. Augment capabilities of teams that are under time or resource constraints when implementing an initiative or evaluating an investment
  4. Identify potential acquisition opportunities by leveraging our global know-how and know-who, and in-depth knowledge of what categories are attractive targets; support investment thesis ideation and assumptions based on quantitative industry data
  5. Improve the quality and clarity of corporate and competitive intelligence and capitalize on emerging trends before the competition to gain and maintain leadership among peers
  6. Mitigate the risk of being disrupted by better understanding evolving consumer behaviors and competitive landscape trends relative to future of foodservice implications
  7. Expand market share by identifying untapped geographies, markets, categories, profit centers, and alternative formats
  • CONSUMER TRENDS
  • DEMOGRAPHICS
  • PSYCHOGRAPHICS
  • STATE OF THE INDUSTRY
  • COUNTRY REPORTS
  • MARKET SIZES
  • MARKET SHARE
  • FORECASTING
  • COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
  • PORTFOLIO STRATEGY
  • M&A STRATEGY
  • CHANNEL STRATEGY
  • PRICING STRATEGY
  • POSITIONING STRATEGY
  • EXPANSION PLANNING
  • INDUSTRY DYNAMICS
  • FINANCIAL MODELING
  • QUANTITATIVE METHODS
  • INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING STUDIES
  • MENU STRATEGY
  • PRODUCT STRATEGY
  • GAP ANALYSIS
  • DIAGNOSTICS
  • VARIANCE ANALYSIS
  • SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS
  • PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION
  • GEOPOLITICAL CONDITIONS
  • CROSS-BORDER EXPANSION PLANNING
  • OPPORTUNITY IDENTIFICATION
  • INVESTMENT RISK
  • SIZE OF PRIZE

We help executive teams understand, prioritize, and act on the information that matters most to their businesses. ​

C-suites are awash in data like never before. P&L statements, social media engagement metrics, same-store sales numbers, channel analyses, year-over-year AUVs, financial forecasts, media buy reports, throughput analyses, and market updates flood inboxes, giving the illusion of complete knowledge and control. Insights and foresight can shape not only corporate strategy — they can also help make and shape markets and categories.

We deliver crisp, clear corporate intelligence relative to the forces and dynamics influencing industry performance, the competitive landscape, evolving consumer dining behaviors and consumption trends, and inform decision-making with dependable, yet hard-to-get, data and razor-sharp forecasts for where things are headed and how to harness both headwinds and tailwinds for improved performance.

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