In this blog post, I want to give a couple of facts about the restaurant industry that you may not know or maybe you do, Let's jump into them. Maybe you're a restaurant owner yourself or someone doing research, this blog post will give a quick glimpse about how the restaurant industry operates. From delivery to the shocking state of restaurant technology.

We tried to provide the most relevant statistic with up to data resources, because as we all know COVID-19 has had a deep effect on the restaurant industry specifically, which may skew how reasonably these stats apply now. However, regardless, we still think these stats are of relevance and could provide insight into what you need.

The Stats

  1. 57% of those guests viewed restaurant websites before selecting where to dine.
  2. 34% of consumers spend at least $50 per order when ordering food online.
  3. Over 80% of restaurants are turning to technology—like online ordering, reservation and inventory apps, and restaurant analytics—now more than ever to help them run their business successfully and efficiently.
  4. 60% of U.S. consumers order delivery or takeout once a week.
  5. Digital channel sales are on pace to reach 30% of total sales for US restaurants by 2025.
  6. Digital ordering and delivery has grown 300% faster than dine-in traffic since 2014.
  7. 70% of consumers say they’d rather order directly from a restaurant, preferring that their money goes straight to the restaurant and not a third party. This makes the value of a native online ordering solution that much stronger for restaurants.
  8. 37% of restaurant operators think that customer ordering is the most important area for technological development
  9. 70% of people — 82% of Millennials — look online to plan their next meal
  10. 63% of diners say discounts and promotions play an important role when considering restaurant ordering options and 66% of diners say “value” is a top factor when deciding where to eat.
  11. 20% of diners are willing to wait beyond 40 minutes for food delivery