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Full Speed Ahead: Fast-Casuals Fast-Track Drive-Thru Innovations

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jul 12, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Drive-thrus continue to pick up speed as a revenue engine for fast-casual restaurant chains. In fact, as fast-casual and fast food brands blur, quick-service consumers across the board are accelerating demand for drive-thrus, according to survey data from the market research firm Technomic.1

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Topics: Technology, Trends, Sales & Profitability, Operations, Drive-Thru, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Fast-Casual Restaurant, Fast-Food Restaurants, Digital/Online Ordering

Food Flight: Delivery and Safety Reach New Heights

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on May 3, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Fast food chains have been accelerating their rate of digital transformation ever since the pandemic hitand Wendy’s is one of the brands leading the charge. The burger giant has been beefing up its digital capabilities as one of three core pillars in its growth strategy (the others are boosting the breakfast daypart and expanding the chain’s footprint).1

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Topics: Technology, Trends, Delivery, Sales & Profitability, Delivery App, Operations, Fast-Casual Restaurant, Fast-Food Restaurants

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

Class Act: Restaurant Brands Step Up to the Plate to Thank and Support Educators

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Nov 9, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Consumers these days are hungry for more than food. They want foodservice operations to offer generous portions of goodwill along with good eats, and those that neglect to take action on behalf of shared values and high-profile causes are likely to leave a bad taste in the mouths of their customers.

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Topics: Breakfast, Social Responsibility, Operations, Fast-Food Restaurants, Digital/Online Ordering, Mobile App

Not Chicken Feed: Burgers Still Beef Up Bottom Line More Than Chicken

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Oct 19, 2021 8:00:00 AM

The sky's the limit for chicken sandwich sales as restaurant chains peck and claw to meet market demand. But even as chicken sandwiches reach new heights of popularity and profitability, burgers remain the meat that can’t be beat.

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Topics: Trends, Quick Service Restaurant, Menu, quick service restaurants, Flavor Profiles, Fast-Food Restaurants, Sandwiches/Burgers

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