December 16, 2021Despite 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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Inspired by classic beverage elements, operators are creating new dessert menu items — as well as drinks that feature dessert flavors.
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Find out what traditional flavors from cuisine that originated in Mexico and other Latin countries are being incorporated into today’s desserts.
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In 2022, franchise restaurant locations may offer more branded menu items, ordering options and other new elements to help boost business.
Time-Tested: Which Pandemic Practices Could Become Permanent?
August 26, 2021
Find out what adjustments operators across the country made during the pandemic—and how those moves are now helping them increase business.
Taking the Cake: Trending Flavors That Will Boost Dessert Sales
June 24, 2021
Tapping into trending tastes and ingredients can help you offer buzzworthy desserts, which will make your menu stand out from the competition.
All in Good Time: What Makes for a Winning LTO in 2021?
March 25, 2021
The pandemic has altered operators’ approach to limited time offers. Find out why—and what consumers want from LTOs now.
Salty Snack Trends Savor Sweet Success
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Explore the evolution of salty snack trends and their impact on the foodservice industry and menu innovation.
Batter Up: Healthy Cookies as a Grand Slam Millennial Snack
October 31, 2016
Stats and insights to capitalize on the foodservice trend of cookies morphing from traditional sweet treats to healthy snacks with millennial appeal.
Sweet Deal: Snack Trends of Chocolates, Candy and Gum Gone Wild
October 24, 2016
Explore the foodservice trend of candy and gum as a popular millennial snack, with stats, tips and insights for foodservice operators.
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