Tech 2.0: Digital Innovation Tops Menu of Must-Haves for Restaurant Operations
March 8, 2022
Learn why a $50 million infusion of funds for food tech startup Lunchbox reflects the growing importance of contactless digital advances in foodservice.
Tapping Out: Price-Sensitive Consumers Shift to Apps and Drive-Thrus
March 1, 2022
As restaurant prices rise, the consumer appetite for ways to save grows. Learn how restaurant apps and drive-thrus are delivering value for consumers.
Flexible Feast: Restaurant Prototypes Step Up to the Plate to Optimize the Customer Experience
February 22, 2022
Restaurant prototypes are taking tech advances to a new level for optimal flexibility. Explore the trend and what it means for the future of foodservice.
Own It! Franchisees Feed Bottom Line for Smaller Brands
February 8, 2022
Franchisees are paving the way for higher sales in 2022. Learn how Penn Station East Coast Subs and Bee Healthy Cafe are expanding franchise opportunities.
Big APPetite: Restaurant Apps Feed Need for Customer Experiences
February 1, 2022
Loyalty programs play an increasingly pivotal role in engaging consumers. Explore the evolution of loyalty apps and how they elevate customer experiences.
Everything Bold Is New Again: Key Foodservice Trends Expected to Continue in 2022
January 25, 2022
2021 was a time of sweeping transformations. Explore key technology trends expected to continue to evolve and take sales to new heights in the new year.
Movin’ On Up: Higher Check Averages and Drive-Thru Concepts Raise Restaurant Sales
January 18, 2022
November 2021 was a stellar month for the restaurant industry. Explore the statistics and trends like Chipotle Digital Kitchen propelling business forward.
Of Posts and Palates: Viral Appeal Sells More Meals
January 11, 2022
As demand for digital grows, so does the importance of viral appeal for restaurant brands. Explore key examples of viral success for restaurant chains.
Virtual Brands, Real Revenue: Online-Only Restaurant Operations Tap Into Need for Safety
January 4, 2022
As COVID-19 variants and breakthrough cases continue to be concerns, ghost kitchens and virtual restaurants expand their reach as off-premise channels.
Delivering Innovation: Off-Premises Foodservice On Point with Consumer Demand
December 28, 2021
Off-premises innovation continues to drive sales and transform the foodservice landscape. Explore how top restaurant brands are capitalizing on the trend.
A Season to Savor: Holiday Menu Food for Thought
December 21, 2021
Research shows consumers look forward to holiday LTOs that leverage seasonal flavors. Explore these and post-holiday menu strategies for optimal sales.
Ordering in is Still in: Consumers Hold On to Off-Premises Preference
December 14, 2021
As labor shortages, supply chain setbacks and safety concerns stall foot traffic, off-premises channels continue to drive results at top restaurant brands.
Balance of Power: Foodservice Industry Weighs Onsite Traffic vs. Off-Premises Channels
December 7, 2021
As foot traffic returns, restaurants look to maximize onsite sales while maintaining off-premises momentum. See how Chipotle and Starbucks balance the two.
How The Cookies Crumbl: Cookies Hit Sweet Spot on National Cookie Day and Every Day
December 3, 2021
Sales at gourmet cookie shops are surging. Explore the growth of the gourmet cookie takeout and delivery category as National Cookie Day approaches.
Menu Innovation Mania: Global Trends Reflect Hunger for Fearless Flavor Profiles
November 30, 2021
To meet high demand, top restaurant brands are cooking up bold takes on menu items. Explore inventive mashups introduced in Asia and other innovations.
Say Cheese! Mac ’n’ Cheese Brings Smiles (and Sales!) to Foodservice Operators
November 23, 2021
Mac and cheese menu innovation is growing across restaurant brands and at retail. Explore the latest mac and cheese mashups from Panera, Kraft and others.
How Noncommercial Operators Can Maximize Sales With Prepackaged Snacks
November 18, 2021
The demand for prepackaged snacks rose during the pandemic. Offering them after it will potentially increase healthcare and hotel operators’ sales.
Battle of the Burgers: Meaty and Meatless Menu Innovation Makes Sales Sizzle
November 16, 2021
Burger varieties continue to beef up sales for major restaurant brands. Explore a few new burger concepts from McDonald's, Wendy's and Burger King.
Class Act: Restaurant Brands Step Up to the Plate to Thank and Support Educators
November 9, 2021
Today's consumers favor restaurant brands that share their values and support worthy causes. Explore what McDonald's and SONIC are doing for educators.
Digging In: Restaurant Brands Chart Course to Feed Growth
November 2, 2021
In another sign foodservice is turning the COVID-19 corner, restaurant brands plan big growth. Explore growth strategies for Portillo's and Fat Brands.
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