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Franchise Frenzy: The Boom in Fast-Casual Segment Franchise Opportunities

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Dec 16, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Despite the unprecedented challenges the restaurant industry faced in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic—including an estimated $255 billion sales loss1—franchising activity didn’t come to a complete halt.

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Topics: Quick Service Restaurant, Casual Dining Restaurant, Delivery, OREO, Cookies, Foodservice Industry, Menu, Menu Strategy, Food & Beverage, Sales & Profitability, Drive-Thru, Limited Time Offers (LTOs)

Ordering in is Still in: Consumers Hold On to Off-Premises Preference

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Dec 14, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Staffing shortages. Supply chain snafus. COVID-19 concerns. No doubt about it: Foodservice operators still face daunting challenges. But those off-premises channels that the industry developed at a dizzying pace remain reliable revenue engines. 

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Topics: Takeout, Delivery, Sales & Profitability, Delivery App, Operations, COVID-19, Off-Premises, Digital/Online Ordering

Balance of Power: Foodservice Industry Weighs Onsite Traffic vs. Off-Premises Channels

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Dec 7, 2021 8:00:00 AM

As hard as it may be to believe, 2022 is approaching with all the speed of a digital order. In fact, while takeout and delivery services were already growing, it’s hard to believe that a pandemic would cause a seismic shift toward off-premises channels. 

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Topics: Sales & Profitability, Operations, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Curbside Pickup, Off-Premises, Digital/Online Ordering

How The Cookies Crumbl: Cookies Hit Sweet Spot on National Cookie Day and Every Day

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Dec 3, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Foodservice operators who are hungry for sales can always count on cookies. In fact, the beloved baked goods staple raises so much dough at limited service restaurants, cookies are the segment’s most menued dessert item.

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Topics: Desserts, Cookies/Bars/Snacks, Menu, Flavors & Ingredients, Operations, Branded Ingredients, Limited Time Offers (LTOs)

Menu Innovation Mania: Global Trends Reflect Hunger for Fearless Flavor Profiles

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Nov 30, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Consumers favor flavor when it comes to menu attributes—and that applies to both limited-service and full-service restaurants and across generations, according to survey data from the market research firm Technomic. Overall, consumers rank “appealing taste and flavor” the top traffic driver for LSRs (60%) and FSRs (64%).1

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Topics: Menu, Flavors & Ingredients, Sales & Profitability, Operations, Flavor Profiles, Fast-Food Restaurants

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