Let's Chat Snacks

A Thirst for Sales: Nonalcohol Beverages Help Restaurant Operations Refresh Business

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Sep 7, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Nonalcohol beverages are generating a lot of buzz these days. Ingenious infusions and eclectic flavor profiles are raising the category’s profile as foodservice operators strive to satisfy the market’s thirst for bold, refreshing taste adventures.

Read More

Topics: Beverages, Shakes/Frozen Beverages, Menu Strategy, Sales & Profitability, Operations, Fast-Casual Restaurant, Fast-Food Restaurants

Growing ... Growing ...Not Gone: Big Restaurant Brands Post Big Sales Despite Pandemic

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Aug 31, 2021 8:00:00 AM

As debates about vaccination rates and the impact of the Delta variant of COVID-19 continue, major restaurant brands are feasting on profits. In particular, the fast food and fast casual segments are picking up speed in the race to regain revenue lost during the pandemic. In some cases, sales are soaring past pre-pandemic levels.

Read More

Topics: Menu Strategy, Sales & Profitability, Operations, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Fast-Casual Restaurant, Fast-Food Restaurants

Time-Tested: Which Pandemic Practices Could Become Permanent?

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Aug 26, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Over the past year and a half, operators have addressed emerging pandemic-related consumer preference, safety and other needs by introducing innovative menu and operational changes—and a number have shown some staying power.

Read More

Topics: Technology, Promotions, Marketing & Communications, Mobile, Independents, Family Restaurant, Takeout, Business & Industry, Quick Service Restaurant, Casual Dining Restaurant, Ice Cream/Yogurt Shop, Delivery, Meal Kits, Donuts/Pancakes/Waffles, Cookies/Bars/Snacks, Ice Cream Desserts, Cakes/Cupcakes, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack, Holidays, Chocolate, CHIPS AHOY!, OREO, Family, Cookies, Dessert Ingredients, Grab-and-Go, Labor, Convenience, Foodservice Industry, Menu, Creative Inspiration, Customer Experience, Consumer, Flavors & Ingredients, Menu Strategy, Food & Beverage, Sales & Profitability, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Curbside Pickup, Fast-Casual Restaurant, Off-Premises, Consumer Behavior, Value, Limited Time Offers (LTOs), Nostalgia, Digital/Online Ordering, Touchless, On-Premises, Foodservice, Sweet, Fresh

Functional Meets Flavorful: Plant-Based Concepts Keep Growing

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Aug 10, 2021 8:00:00 AM

As the chicken sandwich wars continue to reach new heights, it was inevitable that they would dovetail with another major foodservice trend: plant-based chicken. Protein alternatives in the category could rise fast in the pecking order of chicken sandwiches, given high demand for foods that are both flavorful and functional—a combination that COVID-19 has brought to the front burner of foodservice.

Read More

Topics: Quick Service Restaurant, Better-for-You, Vegan, Menu Strategy, Sustainability, Operations, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Functional, Plant-Based

Leaner, Faster, Smarter: Menus Shrink, Drive-Thrus Pick Up Speed

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jun 22, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Looking for a return to “normal” in the foodservice industry as COVID-19 retreats? Even as restrictions are lifted and vaccination rates rise, the far-reaching impact of the pandemic—and the innovations it made necessary—continue to reshape the foodservice landscape.

Read More

Topics: Quick Service Restaurant, Menu Strategy, Sales & Profitability, Operations, Drive-Thru, COVID-19, Coronavirus

Subscribe via email


Envision a Feast of Sales

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

Recent Posts

Posts by Topic

see all
Visit Recipe Center