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Tech 2.0: Digital Innovation Tops Menu of Must-Haves for Restaurant Operations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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