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A Plateful of Potential: Foodservice Ingenuity Revives Revenue

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jan 12, 2021 8:00:00 AM

The pandemic hasn’t just shifted the focus to takeout and delivery; it’s driven foodservice down a road of constant twists and turns, with no path back to business as usual. A vaccine is on the horizon, but COVID-19 has forced approximately 17% of U.S. restaurants to close,1 and concerns over its spread continue to have a negative impact on the bottom line. While the holiday season is normally a time when operators can expect a business boost, in 2020 eat, drink and be merry became eat, drink ... and be very careful.

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Topics: Technology, Trends, Delivery, Foodservice Industry, Menu, Sales & Profitability, COVID-19, Coronavirus

Who’s in the Driver’s Seat? The Demographics of Delivery and Takeout

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Dec 22, 2020 8:00:00 AM

The pandemic has put a spotlight on off-premises business as major chains and independent operators strive to whip up recipes for success under challenging circumstances. Capacity restrictions, shutdowns and consumer safety concerns may have stalled in-store traffic, but the off-premises revenue engine continues to steer foodservice in the direction of delivery and takeout.

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Topics: Millennials, Trends, Gen Z, Foodservice Industry, Menu, Demographic, Menu Strategy, COVID-19, Coronavirus

Power to the Pizza! A Foodservice Staple Continues to Drive Profits with Delivery

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Dec 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Strong off-premises capabilities have become the not-so-secret sauce of success for foodservice operators during the COVID-19 crisis. Pizza chains in particular have  become delivery powerhouses.

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Topics: Technology, Takeout, Delivery, Menu, Menu Strategy, Sales & Profitability, Operations, COVID-19, Coronavirus

Drive and Determination: Big Chains Get Big Gains with Emphasis on Drive-Thrus

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Oct 27, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Months into the pandemic, drive-thrus have become reliable revenue engines that offer consumers a coveted combination of convenience and safety. According to the location technology company Bluedot, 74% of people have used drive-thrus the same amount or more often than usual since the onset of COVID-19—a 43% increase from April.1

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Topics: Trends, Quick Service Restaurant, Menu, Sales & Profitability, Operations, Drive-Thru, quick service restaurants, COVID-19, Coronavirus

A Tale of Three QSRs: Taco Bell, McDonald's and Chick-fil-A Cook Up Menu Innovation

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Oct 20, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Downsized menus are a must for many operators re-orienting their businesses for less dine-in and more off premise sales. Major chains have been at the forefront of shrinking menus to achieve more manageable margins during the pandemic.

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Topics: Quick Service Restaurant, Menu, Menu Strategy, Sales & Profitability, Operations, quick service restaurants, COVID-19, Coronavirus

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See how you can leverage 2020’s top trends to help tailor your menu for today’s evolving tastes.
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