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Pop-Up Power: Pop-Up Snack Shops Feed on a Strong Foodservice Trend

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Dec 18, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Snacking is taking up a commanding space at the table when it comes to food consumption. Survey data shows that snacking gobbles up 50% of all eating occasions,and one in four millennials snack four or more times a day.2 

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Topics: Marketing, Millennials, Snacking, Merchandising

Late Boomers: Baby Boomer-Focused Foodservice poised to Flourish

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Dec 11, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: Marketing, Restaurant Operations, Technology, Trends, Desserts, Millennials

Time and A-Gen: Next-Gen Restaurant Operations

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Dec 4, 2018 8:00:00 AM

In the endless blur of restaurant concepts vying for market share among millennial dining enthusiasts, bringing meaty differentiating factors to the table is a must.

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Topics: Restaurant Operations, Millennials, Merchandising, Desserts, Snacking, Technology

GrubHub Delivers Growth, Feasts on Foodservice Market Share

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Nov 27, 2018 8:00:00 AM

The delivery boom is driving business at a rapid pace, piling plates high with profits for restaurant operations across the country. According to the market research firm NPD Group, deliveries turbocharged a 20% increase in revenue over the last five years, and the overall number of deliveries grew by 10%.1

 

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Topics: Mobile, Millennials, Technology, Trends

Investors Step Up to the Plate for Foodservice Innovation (Part 2)

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Nov 20, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Foodservice is nourished by innovation and investment, so it’s no surprise that technology has whetted the appetite of investors to finance the industry’s digital revolution. Weaned on the speed and convenience of digital technology, young consumers have an insistent yearning for the instant gratification of foodservice at their fingertips—and savvy investors are taking note.

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Topics: Restaurant Operations, Millennials, Trends, Technology

No Retain, No Gain: How Savvy Restaurant Operations Bring Customers Back to the Table

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Nov 13, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Nothing feeds the foodservice bottom line like loyal customers. As the National Restaurant Association reported, repeat customers account for as much as 70% of a restaurant’s revenue.1 These patrons are also more likely to have a higher check average, given survey data that shows a 60-70% probability of upselling to an existing customer, compared to 5-20% for new ones.2

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Topics: Promotions, Marketing, Restaurant Operations, Millennials, Technology, Snacking

Going the Extra Mile: Foodservice Success Driven By More than Delivery

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Nov 6, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Delivery is often seen as a bright spot during dark times for the restaurant industry. But while it may be responsible for jumpstarting stalled sales, historically the industry has shown strong growth, as the research firm CBInsights reports.1

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Topics: Restaurant Operations, Millennials, Technology, Mobile

An Appetite for Apps: Digging in to Digital foodservice trends (part 2)

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Oct 30, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Consumers who hunger for the speed and convenience of restaurant apps are occupying an increasingly prominent place at the foodservice table. The market research and analytics firm DMI dubs them “mobile reliants”—millennials who have come of age during the rise of digital connectivity and who eat up the at-your-fingertips features (like mobile ordering and payments) of quick service apps.1

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Topics: Restaurant Operations, Technology, Millennials, Marketing

Investors Step Up to the Plate for Foodservice Innovation (Part 1)

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Oct 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM

In today’s crowded restaurant market, it’s no wonder there seems to be an insatiable hunger for capital investment.  A lean operation may be desirable, but attracting ample funding is just as critical.

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Topics: Restaurant Operations, Technology, Trends, Millennials

Delivery-Only Restaurants Steer Foodservice in New Direction

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Oct 16, 2018 11:00:00 AM

The foodservice delivery phenomenon continues at a frenzied pace, and restaurant operators, retailers and third-party platforms are stepping up to the plate to capitalize on the trend and feed growing consumer demand.

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Topics: Mobile, Restaurant Operations, Millennials, Trends, Technology

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