Robert Byrne manages Technomic’s comprehensive consumer brand tracking program, which provides ongoing chain brand health and consumer attitude & usage tracking. He also specializes in crafting custom trend reports and presentations utilizing consumer, menu and industry insights. Byrne is an expert in interpreting the impact that current and emerging foodservice consumer trends may have on business, and helps clients tackle tough questions to better inform their strategy and approach.
Sessions for Robert Byrne
A Restaurant’s Role in Racial Justice
While it’s been a pretty dismal year thanks to the pandemic, other issues have captured the attention of the nation - from politics and the economy to the critical lack of equity and justice experienced by BIPOC communities. Based on a recent report from Technomic, today we'll talk about how much responsibility consumers believe restaurants have as a driver of change toward a more inclusive and just world?
What Do Consumers Want?
Short answer: Everything. But in a challenging time, consumers need to be protected – in their physical environment, in their families, in their wallets. They also want convenience, variety, great service and terrific food.