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Frozen Treats Coming in Hot This Summer

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on May 26, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Desserts can be a big draw—a third of consumers say they sometimes visit a restaurant specifically because of one it offers.1 Yet historically, only 35% of operators have included frozen treats on their menu.2

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Topics: Millennials, Snacking, Global, Ice Cream Desserts, Gen Z, Better-for-You, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Menu Strategy, Branded Ingredients, Flavor Profiles, Indulgence, Customization, Limited Time Offers (LTOs), Nostalgia, Foodservice, Healthful, Sweet, Refrigerated/Frozen Foods, Shakes/Smoothies/Frozen Beverages

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

Say Cheese! Mac ’n’ Cheese  Brings Smiles (and Sales!) to Foodservice Operators

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Nov 23, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Comfort foods tend to be versatile, mash-up worthy staples that bring tastebuds bliss as quick bites, sides or entrees—and there may be none more beloved than macaroni and cheese.

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Topics: Menu, Sales & Profitability, Operations, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Flavor Profiles

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

Power Breakfast: What Consumers Want (Now) from This All-Important Meal

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jul 29, 2021 8:00:00 AM

The pandemic deprived the food and beverage industry of nearly $240 billion in sales in 20201—but it couldn’t bring breakfast down—at least, not completely.

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Topics: Noncommercial, Family Restaurant, Global, Business & Industry, College & University, Healthcare, Lodging, Commercial, Quick Service Restaurant, Casual Dining Restaurant, Fine Dining, Donuts/Pancakes/Waffles, Breakfast, Better-for-You, Breakfast Biscuits, Single-Serve, belVita Breakfast Biscuits, OREO, Senior Living, Grab-and-Go, Convenience, Micro Markets & Vending, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Fast-Casual Restaurant, Off-Premises, Branded Ingredients, Flavor Profiles, Personalization, Consumer Behavior, Indulgence, Customization, Prepackaged, Nostalgia, On-Premises, Functional, Foodservice, Healthful, Sweet, Micro Market, Breads/Muffins/Pastries, Plant-Based, Fresh, Workplace, Cafeteria

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