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March 2019





Forward Looking Consumer Survey 

1,500 respondents


Less Value = Less Traffic Prospects 


  • RR's Intent to Eat Out Index continues to trend down and now represents a 6 month low. This parallels a declining use of price point promotions for both QSR and FSR.
  • The QSR value mix is the lowest since 7/18 with fewer deals under $5 but with increasing use of discounted or free delivery service deals.
  • While FSR total value promotions continue to increase, the composition of lower price point deals are diminishing as the casual chains ramp-up promotions during off-peak times (1/2 priced apps & early week specials) and to-go.






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




Source: RR Menu Report (outline)





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