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How to Effectively Promote Your Holiday Menu

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Nov 29, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Food plays an integral role in a number of fall and winter celebrations—Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa are the top holidays consumers associate with special dishes, flavors and eating occasions.1

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Topics: Promotions, Marketing & Communications, Takeout, Meal Kits, Dessert, Holidays, Seasonal, NILLA Wafers, NABISCO GRAHAMS, Customer Experience, Menu Strategy, Limited Time Offers (LTOs)

Limited-Time Offers, Unlimited Ingenuity: Specialty Items and Returning Favorites Feed Sales

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Nov 22, 2022 8:00:00 AM

As the year draws to a close, there’s a hearty appetite among foodservice professionals to look back at the culinary delights and highlights that stood out in the blur of menu mixes. 

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Topics: Trends, Menu, Menu Strategy, Sales & Profitability, Operations, Limited Time Offers (LTOs)

Leveraging TikTok’s Influence in the Foodservice Industry

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

Image courtesy of Applebee's 

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Topics: Technology, Promotions, Marketing & Communications, Business & Industry, Quick Service Restaurant, Gen Z, Online Reviews, Social Media, Customer Experience, Consumer Behavior, Limited Time Offers (LTOs), Mobile App, Foodservice

Autumn Appetites: Consumers Fall for a Shift in Seasonal Flavors

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Oct 4, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Pumpkin spice, anyone? Yep, it’s that time of year again. Summer is winding down, the temperature is dropping, and a cornucopia of fall flavors are cropping up on menus and store shelves everywhere.

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Topics: Trends, Seasonal, Menu, Flavors & Ingredients, Menu Strategy, Recipes, Culinary, Limited Time Offers (LTOs)

How to Make Fall a Stellar Dessert Season

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Aug 25, 2022 8:00:00 AM

In fall, as the weather begins to cool, consumers’ appetite for desserts that include warm, toasty flavors starts to heat up.

Restaurants may find customers are seeking sweets such as pies and souffles, featuring autumnal ingredients like cinnamon, ginger, nuts and apples, according to Clarice Lam, Mondelēz Foodservice brand ambassador, contributor to Epicurious and Spruce Eats, and founder of The Baking Bean, a Brooklyn direct-to-consumer bakery specializing in all-natural seasonal sweets.

Consumers want warm and cozy dishes for the fall—flavors that remind them of the holidays and family,” Lam said in an interview with marketing agency The Food Group.

In fact, more than half (53%) of consumers say they’re interested in seasonally influenced desserts.1

The ingredients, trendiness and other aspects, though, can affect how new menu items are received. To ensure any fall desserts you introduce are a sales success, consider weaving in some of the following features.

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Topics: Promotions, Pies/Tarts, Custards/Cheesecakes, Beverages, Ice Cream Desserts, Dessert, Holidays, Seasonal, OREO, SOUR PATCH KIDS, Dessert Ingredients, Creative Inspiration, Branded Ingredients, Flavor Profiles, Limited Time Offers (LTOs), Nostalgia, Foodservice, Shakes/Smoothies/Frozen Beverages, Comfort

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