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Palatable Partnerships: Brand Mashups Serve Up Endless Possibilities

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Nov 15, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Mashups may be a big culinary trend, but creative co-branded partnerships can be the unlikely corporate pairings that propel sales on an even larger scale.

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Topics: Restaurant Operations, Menu, Menu Strategy, Sales & Profitability, Operations, COVID-19, Coronavirus

Happy Graze: Good News Feeds Foodservice Optimism

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

The pandemic may persist in various ways, but restaurant brands are serving up platefuls of positive news that underscore the strength of the industry’s resiliency and recovery. 

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Topics: Quick Service Restaurant, Sales & Profitability, Operations, quick service restaurants, COVID-19, Coronavirus

The Real (and Virtual) Deal: Restaurant Sales Spike, Metaverse Marketing Mounts

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Oct 25, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Just when it seemed economic challenges might put growth on the back burner, the restaurant industry managed to serve up a fresh batch of optimism, with an interesting mix of results—in real life and in the metaverse. 

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Topics: Technology, Trends, Sales & Profitability, Operations, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Metaverse

A Hunger for Convenience: Digital Innovation, From Fast Casual to C-Store Segments

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Aug 30, 2022 8:00:00 AM

When it comes to digital innovation, Shake Shack has poured it on thickso much so that even as in-store traffic returns, digital remains a powerful revenue engine, driving 43% of sales (app, website and delivery) in the first quarter of 2022.1 While the fast-casual supernova has become renowned for its forward-thinking, tech-driven off-channel integrations, it was actually teetering on the brink of a precipitous nosedive before it took the seismic shift that jump-started sales during the pandemic. 

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Topics: Technology, Trends, Delivery, Convenience, Foodservice Industry, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Curbside Pickup, Fast-Casual Restaurant, Digital/Online Ordering, Third-Party Delivery (3PD)

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)

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