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Not Winging It: More Chicken Innovation, Higher Sales

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Sep 28, 2021 8:00:00 AM

The chicken sandwich wars have catapulted a menu staple to new heights of popularity and profitability. America’s insatiable appetite for chicken sandwich variations and a young market hungry for bold new taste adventures have dovetailed to create sky-high demand for chicken innovation. As a result, the stakes for quick-service chains clawing their way up the pecking order of chicken sandwich concepts continues to rise.

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Topics: Millennials, Trends, Quick Service Restaurant, Menu, Sales & Profitability, Operations, quick service restaurants

Pecking Order: Record Chicken Sales Lead to Shortage

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jun 1, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Chicken may have risen to the top of the pecking order in terms of consumer demand, thanks to the so-called “chicken sandwich wars.” But as restaurant operators are learning, the realities of demand and supply face a battle of their own. A drop in chicken processing and production due to the pandemic, combined with the growing popularity of chicken sandwiches at major fast food restaurants nationwide, has left operators scrambling to meet demand—and threatens to send sales into a tailspin.

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Topics: Trends, Menu, Menu Strategy, Sales & Profitability, Operations, quick service restaurants, COVID-19, Coronavirus

Drive and Determination: Big Chains Get Big Gains with Emphasis on Drive-Thrus

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Oct 27, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Months into the pandemic, drive-thrus have become reliable revenue engines that offer consumers a coveted combination of convenience and safety. According to the location technology company Bluedot, 74% of people have used drive-thrus the same amount or more often than usual since the onset of COVID-19—a 43% increase from April.1

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Topics: Trends, Quick Service Restaurant, Menu, Sales & Profitability, Operations, Drive-Thru, quick service restaurants, COVID-19, Coronavirus

A Tale of Three QSRs: Taco Bell, McDonald's and Chick-fil-A Cook Up Menu Innovation

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Oct 20, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Downsized menus are a must for many operators re-orienting their businesses for less dine-in and more off premise sales. Major chains have been at the forefront of shrinking menus to achieve more manageable margins during the pandemic.

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Topics: Quick Service Restaurant, Menu, Menu Strategy, Sales & Profitability, Operations, quick service restaurants, COVID-19, Coronavirus

Second Helpings: Large Restaurant Chains Pile Up Sales Despite COVID-19

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jul 28, 2020 8:00:00 AM

The pandemic may have put an unforeseen strain on the industry and brought business to a crawl, but a Bank of America study has revealed that sales have gone from fizzle to sizzle as the big brands turned the corner on the coronavirus.1 Small chains and independent restaurants, meanwhile, remain stalled.1

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Topics: Restaurant Operations, Trends, Quick Service Restaurant, Casual Dining Restaurant, Delivery, Sales & Profitability, Operations, Drive-Thru, Restaurants, quick service restaurants, COVID-19, Coronavirus

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