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January 2019





Forward Looking Consumer Survey 

1,500 respondents


Moderating Responses 


  • RR Intent to Eat Out Index is holding steady based upon a moderation of responses, with a sharp reduction in plans to eat-out "a lot more" mostly offset by an increase in plans to eat-out "about the same" with a decrease in plans to eat-out less. 




Source: RR's Monthly TraffiCast Survey of 1,500 Consumers

  • Along with moderating survey responses, we see consistency in the promotional mix of the $1B+ chains during December.
  • Moderate mix changes include an increase in $5 QSR promotions to go with a decline in expensive $14 - $15 FSR promotions.



Source: RR Menu Report (outline)





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