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Do-Gooders: Sustainable Restaurant Concepts Are Good for the Planet and the Bottom Line

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Sep 27, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Climate change isn’t limited to the planet. Concern over global warming has turned up the heat on foodservice operators to sharpen their focus on sustainability, and the business climate has shifted to recognize that what’s good for the planet is good for the bottom line.

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Topics: Trends, Plant-Forward, Menu, Sustainability, Sales & Profitability, Operations, Plant-Based

Beverages and Desserts Fuel Flavor Inspiration

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Sep 20, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Beverages that include OREO cookies and cheesecake, cotton candy and other indulgent ingredients have played a dual role on menus in recent years, often serving as both drink and dessert options.

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Topics: Snacking, Pies/Tarts, Beverage, Custards/Cheesecakes, Donuts/Pancakes/Waffles, Cookies/Bars/Snacks, Beverages, Ice Cream Desserts, Cakes/Cupcakes, Dessert, Chocolate, CHIPS AHOY!, OREO, Cocktails, Cookies, Dessert Ingredients, Creative Inspiration, Recipes, Brownies, Branded Ingredients, Mashups, Flavor Profiles, Consumer Behavior, Indulgence, Foodservice, Sweet, Shakes/Smoothies/Frozen Beverages, Coffee

Room to Grow: New Restaurant Design Trends for  Returning In-Store Traffic

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Sep 13, 2022 8:00:00 AM

As much as the pandemic has transformed the foodservice industry, the return of foot traffic compels restaurant operators to return to an emphasis on brick-and-mortar design as they rebalance off-premise and onsite business.

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Topics: Trends, Foodservice Industry, Restaurant Concepts, Sales & Profitability, Operations, Design

Robots, Plants, Profits: A Fresh Recipe for Success in the New Age of Foodservice

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Sep 6, 2022 8:00:00 AM

As two major foodservice trends, robotics and plant-based meat alternatives are playing a pivotal role in paving the way to the future of the industry. International food and restaurant consultants Baum+Whiteman have identified robotics as the trend of the year and include plant-based chicken as another top trend expected to reach new heights in 2022.1

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Topics: Technology, Trends, Flexitarian, Menu Strategy, Sales & Profitability, Operations, Plant-Based

A Hunger for Convenience: Digital Innovation, From Fast Casual to C-Store Segments

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Aug 30, 2022 8:00:00 AM

When it comes to digital innovation, Shake Shack has poured it on thickso much so that even as in-store traffic returns, digital remains a powerful revenue engine, driving 43% of sales (app, website and delivery) in the first quarter of 2022.1 While the fast-casual supernova has become renowned for its forward-thinking, tech-driven off-channel integrations, it was actually teetering on the brink of a precipitous nosedive before it took the seismic shift that jump-started sales during the pandemic. 

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Topics: Technology, Trends, Delivery, Convenience, Foodservice Industry, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Curbside Pickup, Fast-Casual Restaurant, Digital/Online Ordering, Third-Party Delivery (3PD)

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