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Where Would You Eat? Fast-Casual Dining vs. On-Demand Delivery

Where Would You Eat? Fast-Casual Dining vs. On-Demand Delivery

Julia Eisenberg

May 10, 2017

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As the average consumer has become busier than ever, dining out and ordering in have quickly become a new norm. We dug into to this change in routines, examining growing segments of fast-casual restaurants and on-demand food delivery services.

In our latest research report, we examine why consumers choose fast-casual over delivery and vice versa, what a typical customer looks like for each segment, and what diners expect from each type of experience.

One unique finding is that these two seemingly competing dining options in fact have opportunity to peacefully co-exist – or even work together. At the end of the day, hungry consumers just want options, both for the choice of food and for how it gets to them. In some instances, consumers use a delivery service to bring them food from a quick-service restaurant. Joining together means that fast-casual and on-demand delivery have opportunities to partner and grow.

To learn more about the study and the findings, download the complete research report Brand Wars: Fast-Casual Dining vs. On-Demand Delivery.

Julia Eisenberg

Vice President, Insights

I love a great story – numbers are nice, but nothing is more compelling than hearing directly from your consumers.

Our research work with iModerate over the past several years has developed into a true partnership. Their unique fusion of both qualitative and quantitative methodologies in a single study has offered new insights into key topics and markets of interest for our organization, which in turn, we are able to quickly turn into action steps. They are flexible, responsive, and extremely engaged in the entire project process, from conception and design to final data processing and delivery. They have even gone above and beyond by volunteering their time, resources, and expertise to assist with a special target market project on women. iModerate has their finger on the pulse of the research industry and consistently provides creative suggestions and solutions to enhance our current work. This ultimately allows us to provide our leadership with the strategic insights and opportunities that helps us to advance the common good.

Kristin Thomsen, Manager, Market Research, United Way Worldwide