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Dishing on Developments: Shifting Strategies Serve Up Foodservice Sales

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Oct 29, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Given the industry’s rapid pace of change and its pressure-cooker competitive landscape, foodservice operations seem to constantly experiment with recipes for success that may or may not pan out. Now major chains are strategizing ways to leverage technological breakthroughs with minimal risk and maximum return on investment.

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Topics: Restaurant Operations, Trends

Munchable Moments: How Foodservice Operations Can Feed into the Consumer’s Decision-Making Process

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Oct 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Americans are a snack-happy bunch—and as the market research firm NPD Group reports, they’re growing appetite for grazing on snacks is eating into the traditional pattern of three large meals a day.1 And the sheer volume of snacks consumed in the U.S. is surging. Consumers munched on an estimated 386 billion ready-to-eat foods last year, up from 356.billion in 2011.1

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Topics: Millennials, Restaurant Operations, Snacking, Recipe

Good Deal: Foodservice Consumers Savor Social Responsibility

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Oct 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Better-for-you menu innovation may be a great way to boost sales, but better for others is giving operators plenty of food of thought, too. In fact, good will is increasingly good business, according to the market research firm Mintel, which found that 97% of consumers surveyed agree it’s important that companies act morally/ethically--a significant jump from 76% a few years earlier.1

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Topics: Millennials, Restaurant Operations, Trends, Marketing

Get Fresh: Consumers Are Crushing on the Freshness Foodservice Trend

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Oct 8, 2019 8:00:00 AM

As the local sourcing and farm-to-table frenzy shows, consumers have fallen head over heels for fresh ingredients. “Freshness is a top snack attribute,”1 according to survey results from the research firm Technomic. In fact, 63% of consumers surveyed demand freshness first and foremost.2 Women in particular favor freshness (67%), compared to 59% of men.2

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Topics: Millennials, Restaurant Operations, Snacking, Trends, Recipe

Chefs Cook Up the Future of Fast Casual Restaurant Operations

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Oct 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

As their influence grows, chefs are not only cooking the dishes—they’re calling the shots. According to the National Restaurant Association’s What’s Hot2019 Culinary Forecast, chef-driven fast casual restaurant concepts rank among the year’s Top Ten Trends.1 And when the report drills down to the top restaurant concepts, chef-driven fast casuals are ranked highest.2

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Topics: Millennials, Restaurant Operations, Trends, Recipe

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