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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)

Palatable Partnerships: Brand Mashups Serve Up Endless Possibilities

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

Mashups may be a big culinary trend, but creative co-branded partnerships can be the unlikely corporate pairings that propel sales on an even larger scale.

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Topics: Restaurant Operations, Menu, Menu Strategy, Sales & Profitability, Operations, COVID-19, Coronavirus

Right Bites: Restaurants Rework Menus for Snack-Happy Market

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

Small bites have become a very big deal—and the consumer appetite for them appears insatiable.

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Topics: Snacking, Trends, Appetizers/Snacks, Menu, Menu Strategy, Healthful Snacking, State of SnackingTM Report

Oh Dough They Didn't! Upstart Pizza Chains Cook Up New Recipes for Success

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Oct 18, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Never underestimate the power of pizza to drive sales. Even at the height of the pandemic, while other categories struggled, pizza prevailed. Digital pizza sales surged with the growth of takeout and delivery.

Forty-five percent of consumers surveyed enrolled in a pizza loyalty program and 88% of consumers were eating more or the same amount of pizza as the prior year, according to the 2021 Pizza! SNAP Keynote Report from the market research firm Datassential.1 Operator optimism ran high, with 95% surveyed confident of increased sales in the coming year.1

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Topics: Menu, Menu Strategy, Sales & Profitability, Operations, Drive-Thru, Fast-Casual Restaurant

No Sustain, No Gain: Foodservice Feeds Bottom Line with Sustainability and Wellness

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Oct 11, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Foodservice is in the midst of a feeding frenzy of interest in wellness and sustainability, and younger consumers are occupying a large place at the table. In a shift toward food choices that are better for the planet as well as people, 36% of Gen Zers can be considered meat limiters, and Gen Z has a higher proportion of vegans, vegetarians and pescatarians, according to survey results from the market research firm Datassential.1

Given such interest, it makes that investors have served up another heaping helping of funding for True Food Kitchen, “The only restaurant fundamentally based on science which ensures all of its craveable dishes and drinks work to increase the longevity of our people and planet,” as the brand’s website states.2

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Topics: Snacking, Trends, Menu, Menu Strategy, Sustainability, Sales & Profitability, Operations, Indulgence, Healthful Snacking

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