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Cool It! Summer LTOs Focus on Refreshing Fruit Flavors

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Aug 16, 2022 8:00:00 AM

‘Tis the season—for watermelon. It’s summer, and the indulging is easy with the fruit and vegetable varieties of the season going through their annual growth spurt on menus everywhere. 

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Topics: Trends, Menu, Menu Strategy, Health & Wellness, Sales & Profitability, Operations, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Limited Time Offers (LTOs)

Rising to the Challenge: Restaurant Chains Elevate the Customer Experience In-Store and Online

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Aug 9, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Off-premise channels have surged since the pandemic, conditioning consumers to expect ease and convenience in their foodservice options. But as foot traffic returns and younger consumers begin to raise families, restaurants are revisiting the overall experience they offer to this critical demographic cohort. 

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Topics: Restaurant, Customer Experience, Sales & Profitability, Operations, Restaurants, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Fast-Casual Restaurant, Digital/Online Ordering

Secret Sauce: Less Is More for Successful Restaurant Chains During the Pandemic

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Aug 2, 2022 8:00:00 AM

The resiliency of the foodservice industry has been on full display during the pandemic. As is often the case during challenging times, “leaner and smarter” became a guiding principle for many of today’s major restaurant chains, with sales growth far exceeding unit growth.1 Doing more with less and maximizing profitability while minimizing cost has been the secret sauce to cooking up success under duress. 

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Topics: Loyalty, Sales & Profitability, Operations, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Limited Time Offers (LTOs)

4 Tips for Crafting a Winning Dessert LTO

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jul 28, 2022 8:00:00 AM

With an enticing mix of menu items, the dessert category can produce considerable revenue; 60% of operators say it’s helped them increase profits.1

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Topics: Promotions, Marketing & Communications, Beverages, Dessert, Seasonal, Gen Z, Baby Boomers, Chocolate, CHIPS AHOY!, OREO, Social Media, Dessert Ingredients, Customer Experience, Menu Strategy, Sales & Profitability, Branded Ingredients, Consumer Behavior, Indulgence, Nostalgia, Signage, Foodservice

Feed The Need: Restaurant Foot Traffic Returns, Takeout Remains Strong

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jul 26, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Consumers have built up quite the appetite for indoor dining during the pandemic, according to the crowd-sourced review platform and table reservation service Yelp. 

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Topics: Technology, Trends, Online Reviews, Sales & Profitability, Operations, Drive-Thru, Fast-Casual Restaurant, Off-Premises, Ghost Kitchens

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