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Growth Spurt Alert: Flourishing Plant-Based Foods Sure to Keep Mushrooming on Menus

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Apr 5, 2022 8:00:00 AM

It’s comforting to think that however much the foodservice landscape shifts, comfort food retains its appeal and can be counted on by operators to serve up sales. 

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Topics: Trends, Vegan, Vegetarian, Foodservice Industry, Retail, Health & Wellness, Functional, Plant-Based

Food for Foresight:  Plating More Plants and Tapping More Tech

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Feb 15, 2022 8:00:00 AM

There may not be any crystal ball to tell us what the foodservice industry can expect this year and beyond, but there is a feast of research to dig into. So let’s serve up a few juicy morsels that are sure to whet your appetite for whats on course for the foreseeable future.'

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Topics: Trends, Foodservice Industry, Menu, Health & Wellness, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Digital/Online Ordering, Plant-Based

Battle of the Burgers: Meaty and Meatless Menu Innovation Makes Sales Sizzle

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

As America’s most-ordered meal at restaurants, burgers bite off a huge chunk of market share. For the year ending June 2021, burgers gobbled up 7.6 billion sales—far more than any other menu item.1 A versatile and reliable business booster, the classic burger is a cash cow that restaurant brands refresh and reinvent with endless culinary ingenuity.

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Topics: Menu, Menu Strategy, Sales & Profitability, Operations, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Sandwiches/Burgers, Plant-Based

Functional Meets Flavorful: Plant-Based Concepts Keep Growing

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Aug 10, 2021 8:00:00 AM

As the chicken sandwich wars continue to reach new heights, it was inevitable that they would dovetail with another major foodservice trend: plant-based chicken. Protein alternatives in the category could rise fast in the pecking order of chicken sandwiches, given high demand for foods that are both flavorful and functional—a combination that COVID-19 has brought to the front burner of foodservice.

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Topics: Quick Service Restaurant, Better-for-You, Vegan, Menu Strategy, Sustainability, Operations, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Functional, Plant-Based

Power Breakfast: What Consumers Want (Now) from This All-Important Meal

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jul 29, 2021 8:00:00 AM

The pandemic deprived the food and beverage industry of nearly $240 billion in sales in 20201—but it couldn’t bring breakfast down—at least, not completely.

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Topics: Noncommercial, Family Restaurant, Global, Business & Industry, College & University, Healthcare, Lodging, Commercial, Quick Service Restaurant, Casual Dining Restaurant, Fine Dining, Donuts/Pancakes/Waffles, Breakfast, Better-for-You, Breakfast Biscuits, Single-Serve, belVita Breakfast Biscuits, OREO, Senior Living, Grab-and-Go, Convenience, Micro Markets & Vending, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Fast-Casual Restaurant, Off-Premises, Branded Ingredients, Flavor Profiles, Personalization, Consumer Behavior, Indulgence, Customization, Prepackaged, Nostalgia, On-Premises, Functional, Foodservice, Healthful, Sweet, Micro Market, Breads/Muffins/Pastries, Plant-Based, Fresh, Workplace, Cafeteria

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