Community tables like this one at Cast in Santa Monica CA are one way restaurants can accommodate solo diners

Community tables, like this one at Cast in Santa Monica, CA, are one way restaurants can accommodate solo diners.

Strategies for courting solo diners

More consumer trends, including research and data on the restaurant industry.

Have you noticed more solo diners coming into your restaurant? If so, unlike your diners, you’re not alone.

Recent research from the NPD Group shows consumers are by themselves at more than 50 percent of eating and beverage occasions. Coupled with the fact that there are more single-person households in the U.S. today than ever before, solo diners have wide-ranging implications for the restaurant industry.

So how can restaurants capitalize on this growing trend and ensure

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