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Snacking Comes of Age: Understand Generational Preferences to Position Your Menu for Success

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

Snacking has become increasingly popular in recent years—and shows no signs of slowing down. 

In 2018, 80% of consumers snacked at least once a day.1 Two years later, 88% of adults surveyed for Mondelēz International’s 2020 State of Snacking™ report said they were noshing between meals just as much as—or more than—they did in 2019.2

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Topics: Millennials, Trends, Promotions, Marketing & Communications, Side Dishes, Quick Service Restaurant, Appetizers/Snacks, Snack, Gen Z, Gen X, Baby Boomers, Gum & Candy, Single-Serve, OREO, Dessert Ingredients, Foodservice Industry, Menu, Consumer, Demographic, Flavors & Ingredients, Menu Strategy, Retail, Operations, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Fast-Casual Restaurant, Branded Ingredients, Mashups, Flavor Profiles, Personalization, Consumer Behavior, Value, Indulgence, Customization, Limited Time Offers (LTOs)

Opportunity Is Served: Foodservice Gets Taste of Better Days Ahead

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Feb 23, 2021 8:00:00 AM

The restaurant business in the age of COVID-19 has become a litany of losses—lost jobs, lost customers, lost sales. But one thing that the industry never lost was hope as the shift to off-premises models, digital integration and a renewed emphasis on margin-friendly menu innovation helped salvage business.

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Topics: Trends, Takeout, Delivery, Foodservice Industry, Sales & Profitability, Operations, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Off-Premises

Taste of Success: Building on Foodservice Wins in 2020

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Feb 16, 2021 8:00:00 AM

As we move into the new year, emerging data is driving home the sweeping impact COVID-19 has had on the restaurant industry.

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Topics: Trends, Takeout, Delivery, Meal Kits, Blended Meals, Foodservice Industry, Menu Strategy, Sales & Profitability, Operations, Meal Kit, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Off-Premises

No Chickening Out: Big Chains Dig in to Win the Chicken Sandwich Wars

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Feb 9, 2021 8:00:00 AM

COVID-19 certainly took a steep toll in 2020, but it was also the year chicken sandwiches soared to new heights of popularity. After Popeyes achieved sky-high sales with the launch of its fried chicken sandwich in August 2019, prompting Rival Chick-fil-A to start a social media war over whose sandwich is better, the chicken scratch was on the wall: There's big money to be made with chicken sandwiches.

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Topics: Trends, Quick Service Restaurant, Flavors & Ingredients, Menu Strategy, Recipes, Food & Beverage, Sales & Profitability, Operations, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Sandwiches

Business Booster: COVID-19 Vaccine Poised to Give Foodservice Sales a Shot in the Arm

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Feb 2, 2021 8:00:00 AM

The bigger they are, the harder for all seems to be a painful truth about the state of the foodservice industry as even the mightiest of major chains in traditionally strong markets struggles to persevere during the pandemic.

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Topics: Trends, Quick Service Restaurant, Foodservice Industry, Sales & Profitability, Operations, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Fast-Casual Restaurant

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Envision a Feast of Sales

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