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Say Cheese! Mac ’n’ Cheese  Brings Smiles (and Sales!) to Foodservice Operators

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Nov 23, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Comfort foods tend to be versatile, mash-up worthy staples that bring tastebuds bliss as quick bites, sides or entrees—and there may be none more beloved than macaroni and cheese.

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Topics: Menu, Sales & Profitability, Operations, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Flavor Profiles

How Noncommercial Operators Can Maximize Sales With Prepackaged Snacks

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Nov 18, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Nine in 10 adults now snack more often than before the COVID-19 pandemic1—and due to efforts to limit close contact to reduce the virus’ spread, prepackaged items have become a popular choice.

Foodservice provider Morrison Healthcare, which works with more than 800 hospitals and healthcare systems, has seen a notable uptick in prepackaged snack interest during the past 18 months—although Jeffrey Quasha, Morrison’s director of retail culinary innovation, says customers have actually been drawn to prepackaged options for several years.

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Topics: Snacking, Vending, Noncommercial, Specialty Coffee Shop, Business & Industry, College & University, Healthcare, Lodging, Commercial, Snack, Single-Serve, belVita Breakfast Biscuits, OREO, Senior Living, Grab-and-Go, Labor, Convenience, Foodservice Industry, Menu, Customer Experience, Flavors & Ingredients, Food & Beverage, Micro Markets & Vending, Packaging, Sales & Profitability, Operations, Coronavirus, Indulgence, Limited Time Offers (LTOs), Prepackaged, Safety & Sanitation, Food Waste, Waste Reduction, Functional, Healthful, Micro Market, Cafeteria, Office Coffee Service (OCS), Healthful Snacking, Grocery, State of SnackingTM Report

Battle of the Burgers: Meaty and Meatless Menu Innovation Makes Sales Sizzle

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Nov 16, 2021 8:00:00 AM

As America’s most-ordered meal at restaurants, burgers bite off a huge chunk of market share. For the year ending June 2021, burgers gobbled up 7.6 billion sales—far more than any other menu item.1 A versatile and reliable business booster, the classic burger is a cash cow that restaurant brands refresh and reinvent with endless culinary ingenuity.

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Topics: Menu, Menu Strategy, Sales & Profitability, Operations, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Sandwiches/Burgers, Plant-Based

Class Act: Restaurant Brands Step Up to the Plate to Thank and Support Educators

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Nov 9, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Consumers these days are hungry for more than food. They want foodservice operations to offer generous portions of goodwill along with good eats, and those that neglect to take action on behalf of shared values and high-profile causes are likely to leave a bad taste in the mouths of their customers.

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Topics: Breakfast, Social Responsibility, Operations, Fast-Food Restaurants, Digital/Online Ordering, Mobile App

Digging In: Restaurant Brands Chart Course to Feed Growth

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Nov 2, 2021 8:00:00 AM

More market share is high on the menu of must-haves for restaurant operations these days. Growth strategies are shifting into high gear as major chains vie for returning on-site traffic while expanding off-premises channels that have proven to be powerful revenue engines. As a result, the long stretch of belt-tightening has given way to a feeding frenzy of capital investment and global growth.

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Topics: Sales & Profitability, Operations, Drive-Thru, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Fast-Casual Restaurant, Off-Premises

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