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Research Reports

Research is conducted by Restaurants & Institutions, Chain Leader, Foodservice Equipment & Supplies, and Reed Research Group. Collectively, they are the foodservice industry's most comprehensive source for data and analysis. Many reports are complimentary.

Types of research include:

  • E&S Purchasing
    This covers how operators make equipment and supplies purchases through the distribution chain. Also included is FE&S' respected Best in Class research, summarizing the manufacturers that dealers, consultants and broadliners deem Best in Class for dozens of E&S products.
  • Consumer
    Whether you need to know how often people dine at restaurants, how much they typically spend, how loyal they are to favorites, the latest trends or demographic data analysis, this section has everything you need to know about restaurant guests. Includes R&I's renowned Consumers' Choice in Chains data.
  • Operator Issues
    Benchmarks on sales, number of guests served and other restaurant data will help you identify how your establishment performs compared to similar operations.
  • Financial/Forecasting
    FE&S' annual Industry Forecast is the most robust survey of its kind in the industry. Here is information on aggregate performance of operators, distribution professionals and manufacturers, as well as what they forecast for the industry.
  • Menu
    Starting with R&I's respected Menu Census research, which analyzes 550 items menued in the foodservice industry, this section is invaluable for spotting and forecasting menu trends in menuing and as a benchmarking tool.

Note: Reed Research Group also provides custom analysis/reports and can conduct custom research on the topic of your choice. For more information on custom research and reporting, contact , Reed Research Group, at .

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