Food & Beverage

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

In 2022, franchise restaurant locations may offer more branded menu items, ordering options and other new elements to help boost business.

How Noncommercial Operators Can Maximize Sales With Prepackaged Snacks

The demand for prepackaged snacks rose during the pandemic. Offering them after it will potentially increase healthcare and hotel operators’ sales.

Bite to Treat: Building the Best Between-Meal Snack Menu

Consumers’ taste for snacks has increased—find out how you can meet the demand for between-meal menu items.

Time-Tested: Which Pandemic Practices Could Become Permanent?

Find out what adjustments operators across the country made during the pandemic—and how those moves are now helping them increase business.

Under Wraps: What’s Next for Off-Premises Packaging?

Restaurants met evolving off-premises packaging needs last year. But are they ready to address new outdoor dining demands this summer?

Pick-Me-Ups: Pizza Continues to Drive Off-Premises Profits and Possibilities

Pizza continues to propel sales in off-premises channels. Learn about Pizza Hut's pickup lane innovation and opportunities for growth in the segment.

All in Good Time: What Makes for a Winning LTO in 2021?

The pandemic has altered operators’ approach to limited time offers. Find out why—and what consumers want from LTOs now.

No Chickening Out: Big Chains Dig in to Win the Chicken Sandwich Wars

Sales of chicken sandwiches continue to soar as chains step up efforts to capitalize on the trend. Explore the latest chicken sandwich product launches.

Stacking Up: Snacks Hit Sweet Spot for Sales During Pandemic

Snacks continue to serve up sweet sales during the pandemic, though snacking trends are evolving. Explore how COVID-19 is changing snacking patterns.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Meal Kits Feed the Need for At-Home Family Meal Solutions

Meal kits a growing need for at-home meal solutions. Explore the evolution of meal kits and how foodservice operations can use them to help boost sales.

Sunny-Side Up: Breakfast Rises and Shines to Meet Growing Demand for Delivery

Restaurants are scrambling to meet growing consumer demand for breakfast delivery. Learn how operators are bringing delivery to the morning daypart.

No Kidding: Children Have Serious Impact on Snack Trends

Explore the generational shifts in foodservice marketing and menu innovation, and gain insights to drive a higher check average from households with children.

Cool New Asian-Inspired Ice Cream Snack Trend is on a Roll

Learn how Thai rolled ice cream is blazing a foodservice trail from coast to coast and exemplifying made-to-order menu innovation for the millennial snacker,

Special Delivery: Subscription Meal Services Disrupt the Foodservice Industry

Learn how the meal kit foodservice trend went from niche market to mainstream sales engine, with insights into the impact of food delivery on menu innovation.

Hot Foodservice Trend: Ice Cream Sales Heat Up

Explore the evolution of ice cream, with stats and tips to help foodservice operators tap into the millennial snack market for a higher check average.

Thin Wins: Thin Snacking Trends, Fat Profits

Explore how thin-themed millennial snacking trends help drive menu innovation, lead to a higher check average and enhance foodservice customer service.

Hot Cocoa Blazes a Trail as a Sustainable Snack Trend

Discover stats and insights about hot cocoa and hot chocolate as seasonal snacking trends, popular food flavorings and example of foodservice sustainability.

Raising the Bar: Breakfast Bars as a Better-For-You Snack Trend

Explore the breakfast bar market, with stats and tips to help foodservice operators capitalize on a growing snack trend and get a higher check average.

Batter Up: Healthy Cookies as a Grand Slam Millennial Snack

Stats and insights to capitalize on the foodservice trend of cookies morphing from traditional sweet treats to healthy snacks with millennial appeal.

International Flavors Go Far with U.S. Snackers

Internationally inspired snacks have become a popular passport to flavor, heating up palates with delectably diverse ethnic fare that combines big flavors in bite-sized form.

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