Foodservice Industry

Artificial Intelligence Gets Real: How AI Is Transforming Foodservice

Baum+Whiteman predict AI will play a key role in generating recipes and managing restaurants in 2023. Learn why AI is a smart bet to transform foodservice.

At The Plate: Foodservice Ready for More Hits Than Misses in 2023

The National Restaurant Association forecasts strong growth for foodservice, but economic challenges persist. Learn how top chains innovate to drive sales.

Room to Grow: New Restaurant Design Trends for  Returning In-Store Traffic

Datassential research shows restaurants are shifting design strategy to accommodate growth of onsite traffic. Explore trending restaurant design concepts.

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

Shake Shack is a beacon of digital innovation in the fast-casual segment. Now QuikTrip raises the bar for c-stores with frictionless cashier-free shopping.

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

Plant-based foods keep flourishing as consumers balance health and indulgence. Learn how the trend has taken root with celebs and new product releases.

Robots to the Rescue: Advances in Robotics Relieve Labor Crisis

Robotics have become the go-to solution for scarce, high-cost labor and greater efficiency in foodservice. Explore key advances in foodservice robotics.

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

Learn why a $50 million infusion of funds for food tech startup Lunchbox reflects the growing importance of contactless digital advances in foodservice.

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

As restaurant prices rise, the consumer appetite for ways to save grows. Learn how restaurant apps and drive-thrus are delivering value for consumers.

Food for Foresight:  Plating More Plants and Tapping More Tech

Learn why in 2022 and beyond rising consumer demand for wellness and safety will result in more plant-based items and tech integrations.

Big APPetite: Restaurant Apps Feed Need for Customer Experiences

Loyalty programs play an increasingly pivotal role in engaging consumers. Explore the evolution of loyalty apps and how they elevate customer experiences.

Everything Bold Is New Again: Key Foodservice Trends Expected to Continue in 2022

2021 was a time of sweeping transformations. Explore key technology trends expected to continue to evolve and take sales to new heights in the new year.

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.

Labor Challenges and the Impact They’re Having on the Road to Recovery

Commercial and noncommercial foodservice sales seem poised to increase—if labor issues don’t derail operations and profitability.

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.

Snack and React:  Snacking Soars, Family Dining Dips as Foodservice Industry Reinvents Itself

While snacks overtook meals during COVID-19, family dining had to be transformed. Explore how Golden Corral, IHOP, and others are reinventing themselves.

Post-Pandemic Possibilities: A Plateful of Opportunities and Challenges

As the restaurant industry enters the post-pandemic era, major brands rebalance to navigate a transitional phase, retain gains and reemerge stronger.

The Future of Functional: A Smorgasbord of Snack Sales for Foodservice Operators

The pandemic has accelerated the better-for-you snack trend. Learn about rising demand for options that balance gratifying flavor with nutritional value.

Stop and Grow: Big Chains Put Brakes on Waste, Boost Digital

Waste reduction and digital expansion are two major foodservice trends. Learn how top restaurant chains are leading the charge with innovative solutions.

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