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

Sustainability has become a core catalyst for foodservice success. Explore how True Food Kitchen and Mondelēz International exemplify the sustainability trend.

Do-Gooders: Sustainable Restaurant Concepts Are Good for the Planet and the Bottom Line

Sustainability is not only good for the planet, it's also good for business. Learn how Next Level Burger and Sixty Vines boost profits sustainably .

Room to Grow: New Restaurant Design Trends for  Returning In-Store Traffic

Datassential research shows restaurants are shifting design strategy to accommodate growth of onsite traffic. Explore trending restaurant design concepts.

Robots, Plants, Profits: A Fresh Recipe for Success in the New Age of Foodservice

Two trends--robotics and plant-based meat alternatives--are fusing to move foodservice forward. Learn how they are transforming the foodservice landscape.

Menu Momentum: Limited-Time Offers Bring Mix of Fresh and Familiar to the Table

Ideally, limited-time offers are standout sales boosters. Explore a few of the latest LTO success stories that balance the new with the tried and true.

Cool It! Summer LTOs Focus on Refreshing Fruit Flavors

Summer LTOs are making a splash on restaurant menus across America. Explore a few of the key fruit flavor profiles that slake operators' thirst for sales.

Rising to the Challenge: Restaurant Chains Elevate the Customer Experience In-Store and Online

As demographics change, restaurant chains innovate the customer experience accordingly. Explore customer experience innovations from IHOP and Sweetgreen.

Secret Sauce: Less Is More for Successful Restaurant Chains During the Pandemic

Explore the trend of top restaurant chains shifting focus from unit growth to sales growth and see how they navigate an inflationary environment.

Feed The Need: Restaurant Foot Traffic Returns, Takeout Remains Strong

Yelp searches for dining and takeout reflect the changing foodservice landscape. Explore the data and new innovations for pickup at Panera and Chipotle.

Full Speed Ahead: Fast-Casuals Fast-Track Drive-Thru Innovations

From Chipotle's lucrative Chipotlane to Taco Bell's high-tech prototype Taco Bell Defy, drive-thrus are paving the way to the fast-casual future.

Breakfast Bounce Back: Morning Daypart Serves Up Fresh Start

The morning daypart is in the midst of a resurgence, as shown by the U.S. expansion of OEB Breakfast Co. and Denny's acquisition of Keke's Breakfast Cafe.

Platefuls of Potential: Food and Beverage Subscription Programs Evolve

Food and beverage subscription programs face new challenges and opportunities. Learn why subscription programs at some restaurant chains are growing.

No Bot About It: Big Restaurant Brands Love Robotic Labor Solutions

Restaurant robotics are reaching new levels of efficiency and versatility. Explore the latest robotic integrations at Panera Bread and Chili's Grill & Bar.

Restaurant Rebound: From Eating Losses to Platefuls of Profits

Learn how major restaurant chains like McDonald's, Starbucks and Domino's repositioned their brands for big sales over the course of the pandemic.

Food Flight: Delivery and Safety Reach New Heights

Sky-high digital sales at Wendy, drone delivery at It's Just Wings and RFID food safety tech at Chipotle's point to a future of unlimited possibilities.

New Normal: Restaurant Industry’s Appetite for Change Reaches Fever Pitch

As the restaurant industry continues to morph, key trends emerge. Explore a few of the most prominent trends pointing to the future of foodservice.

Open Road: Food Delivery Innovations Continue to Drive Sales

Soaring gas prices and a shortage of drivers threaten to slow food delivery sales. Learn how DoorDash and Grubhub navigate roadblocks and fuel growth.

Fresh Batch: Restaurant Chains Link Sales to New Digital Concepts

Major chains continue to cook up fresh customer experience concepts. Learn about IHOP's first loyalty program and Texas Roadhouse's pay-at-table tablets.

Urgent Delivery: Restaurant Operators Hungry for Innovative Solutions

Learn how innovative solutions, from robotics to ghost kitchens to rewards apps, have taken on new urgency with a two-month sales slump at restaurants.

Robots to the Rescue: Advances in Robotics Relieve Labor Crisis

Robotics have become the go-to solution for scarce, high-cost labor and greater efficiency in foodservice. Explore key advances in foodservice robotics.

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