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All in Good Time: What Makes for a Winning LTO in 2021?

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Mar 25, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Operators have increasingly turned to limited time offers in recent years to entice customers and spur sales. In fact, Technomic research indicates that LTO launches among the biggest 500 chain restaurant and retail operations grew 64% from 2014 to 2019.1

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Topics: Merchandising, Promotions, Independents, Family Restaurant, Takeout, Quick Service Restaurant, Casual Dining Restaurant, Delivery, National, Custards/Cheesecakes, Cookies/Bars/Snacks, Ice Cream Desserts, Main Dishes, Dessert, Chocolate, CHIPS AHOY!, OREO, Cookies, Dessert Ingredients, Grab-and-Go, Convenience, Foodservice Industry, Menu, Creative Inspiration, Customer Experience, Consumer, Flavors & Ingredients, Menu Strategy, Food & Beverage, Packaging, Sales & Profitability, Drive-Thru, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Curbside Pickup, Fast-Casual Restaurant, Branded Ingredients, Flavor Profiles, Consumer Behavior, Indulgence, Limited Time Offers (LTOs), Dips/Spreads/Sauces, Sandwiches/Burgers, Prepackaged, Nostalgia

Next Course: A Feast of 2020 Foodservice Trends

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jan 28, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Foodservice is constantly evolving, and each year brings a fresh set of forecasts for what’s new and what’s next. The stakes are high as operators strive to overcome challenges and maximize opportunities. 

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Topics: Millennials, Merchandising, Restaurant Operations, Snacking, Trends, Recipe

Crowd-Pleaser: Catering Bulks Up the Bottom Line for Restaurant Operations

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Aug 13, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Catering is stepping up to the plate as a reliable way to feed the foodservice bottom line. The market research firm Technomic reports that in 2017 the booming U.S. catering market topped $58 billion—more than $22 billion of which was eaten up by business catering, with the balance (nearly $36 billion) attributed to social catering.1

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Topics: Technology, Merchandising, Restaurant Operations, Trends

Get Smart: Artificial Intelligence Delivers Real Impact for Foodservice

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jul 16, 2019 8:00:00 AM

High tech is increasingly high profile as the pace of innovation continues to accelerate across industries—and foodservice is no exception. Consumers eat up the speed and convenience it offers; operators hunger for the higher margins it could provide.

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Topics: Merchandising, Restaurant Operations, Trends

Pop-Up Power: Pop-Up Snack Shops Feed on a Strong Foodservice Trend

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Dec 18, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Snacking is taking up a commanding space at the table when it comes to food consumption. Survey data shows that snacking gobbles up 50% of all eating occasions,and one in four millennials snack four or more times a day.2 

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Topics: Millennials, Merchandising, Snacking, Marketing & Communications

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