Foodservice is constantly evolving, and each year brings a fresh set of forecasts for what’s new and what’s next. The stakes are high as operators strive to overcome challenges and maximize opportunities.
With all the buzz generated by third-party platforms like GrubHub and DoorDash, not to mention the inroads in-house fleets are making into the market (think Panera), it’s no wonder online food delivery is projected to fuel $200 billion in sales by 2025.1
In our grab-and-go world of quick bites for busy consumers, the line between snacks and meals is easily blurred. But research data on the dinner daypart is serving up interesting insights into the staying power of the traditional meal.
Today's foodservice market seems to demand an all-you-can-eat menu of culinary ideas and inspirations. Want more market share and an expanding customer base? Insight into the growing consumer appetite for menu diversification and an understanding of market expectations for culinary options may be key ingredients in your recipe for success.
As changing demographics transform the foodservice landscape, elevating menus to reflect America's diverse culinary influences takes center plate. Demographic shifts serve up opportunities for foodservice operators to pay homage to a broad spectrum of heritages. Insights into consumer segments are increasingly important as the market's appetite for ethnic culinary inspirations continue to grow.