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Growth Spurt Alert: Flourishing Plant-Based Foods Sure to Keep Mushrooming on Menus

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Apr 5, 2022 8:00:00 AM

It’s comforting to think that however much the foodservice landscape shifts, comfort food retains its appeal and can be counted on by operators to serve up sales. 

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Topics: Trends, Vegan, Vegetarian, Foodservice Industry, Retail, Health & Wellness, Functional, Plant-Based

Robots to the Rescue: Advances in Robotics Relieve Labor Crisis

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

One of the greatest and most far-reaching ramifications of the pandemic for foodservice operations across segments has been its transformative impact on labor. A once-robust buffet of staffing options has become slim pickings for many operators who scramble to find enough employees to ensure a worthy customer experience. And with labor costs rising, staffing has not only become scarce, but it’s also increasingly pricey at a time when margins continue to be especially tight.

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Topics: Technology, Trends, Foodservice Industry, Operations, COVID-19, Coronavirus

Tech 2.0: Digital Innovation Tops Menu of Must-Haves for Restaurant Operations

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

As the catalyst for industrywide disruptions, the pandemic has proven that, once again, necessity is the mother of invention. Labor-saving automation and robotics, personalized in-app experiences, AI-enabled digital menu boards and numerous other tech advances became mission critical as the hunger for contactless convenience and greater operational efficiency intensified.  

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Topics: Technology, Trends, Foodservice Industry, Operations, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Digital/Online Ordering

Tapping Out: Price-Sensitive Consumers Shift to Apps and Drive-Thrus

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Mar 1, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Consumer data offers a feast of insights that foodservice operators can use to feed the bottom line. Find the choice cuts and you just might gain an edge on the competition.

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Topics: Trends, Foodservice Industry, Sales & Profitability, Operations, Drive-Thru, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Mobile App

Food for Foresight:  Plating More Plants and Tapping More Tech

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

There may not be any crystal ball to tell us what the foodservice industry can expect this year and beyond, but there is a feast of research to dig into. So let’s serve up a few juicy morsels that are sure to whet your appetite for whats on course for the foreseeable future.'

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Topics: Trends, Foodservice Industry, Menu, Health & Wellness, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Digital/Online Ordering, Plant-Based

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