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Bite Off a Higher Check Average with Snackable Menu Options

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Feb 25, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Today’s fast-paced lifestyle calls for quick eats, making smaller bites a big deal. With 6 in 10 adults surveyed globally preferring to eat many small meals throughout the day instead of a few large ones,1 snackable menu options have become a must for operators looking to boost business.

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Topics: Restaurant Operations, Snacking, Trends, Promotions, Recipe

Social Climber: Social Media Takes Foodservice Sales to New Heights

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Feb 11, 2020 8:00:00 AM

 

The eyes have it! Social media has become a feeding frenzy for visually interesting culinary concepts. Starbucks Unicorn Frappucino may be the quintessential example of a concept that the eyes couldn’t help but drink in. The neon purple and blue concoction—so snap-worthy in its rich, colorful, almost confectionery appearance—seemed ready-made for the age of Instagram, where it generated 155,000 posts over the short course of its April 19-23, 2019 run dates.1

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Topics: Technology, Millennials, Restaurant Operations, Promotions, Mobile

No Retain, No Gain: How Savvy Restaurant Operations Bring Customers Back to the Table

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Nov 13, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Nothing feeds the foodservice bottom line like loyal customers. As the National Restaurant Association reported, repeat customers account for as much as 70% of a restaurant’s revenue.1 These patrons are also more likely to have a higher check average, given survey data that shows a 60-70% probability of upselling to an existing customer, compared to 5-20% for new ones.2

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Topics: Technology, Millennials, Restaurant Operations, Snacking, Promotions, Marketing & Communications

Smart Bites: Limited Time Offers, Limitless Opportunities

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Apr 24, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Limited time offers (LTOs) have gone a long way for a long time, and foodservice operators continue to get a lot of mileage out of them as go-to business boosters.

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Topics: Desserts, Promotions, Gen Z, Millennial

Go East, Young Man: Snacking Trends Surge in Asia

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Oct 2, 2017 8:00:00 AM
Life, liberty and the pursuit of snacking have always been a big deal in America. But Asia is rapidly becoming the land of opportunity for the foodservice industry and snack manufacturers as economic, technological and cultural transformations open markets and new business horizons.

A case in point is the Asia Pacific region. In the second offering of Food Industry Asia’s Lunch Series held in Singapore last year, global market intelligence agency Mintel identified four overarching trends that it anticipates will help drive food and drink consumption in the region in the coming years.1 Gleaned from the work of more than 100 Mintel analysts with a global reach across the food, drink and foodservice industries, the trends were parsed in a presentation by Avanthi Ravindran, senior trend and innovation consultant at Mintel South-East Asia and India.1 

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Topics: Promotions, Global, Regional, Better-for-You, Social Media

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