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Easy Does It: Restaurants Find Comfort Food Sales Satisfying

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Mar 9, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Comfort foods stand the test of time because they feed a perennial need for gratifying flavor experiences that offer respite from everyday cares and concerns. Survey data shows that 78% of consumers surveyed (84% of millennials) snack for a sense of comfort.1 What’s more, a majority say snacks are just as important to their mental (71%) and emotional (70%) well-being as their physical well-being.

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Topics: Trends, Foodservice Industry, Menu Strategy, Recipes, Culinary, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Fast-Casual Restaurant

No Chickening Out: Big Chains Dig in to Win the Chicken Sandwich Wars

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Feb 9, 2021 8:00:00 AM

COVID-19 certainly took a steep toll in 2020, but it was also the year chicken sandwiches soared to new heights of popularity. After Popeyes achieved sky-high sales with the launch of its fried chicken sandwich in August 2019, prompting Rival Chick-fil-A to start a social media war over whose sandwich is better, the chicken scratch was on the wall: There's big money to be made with chicken sandwiches.

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Topics: Trends, Quick Service Restaurant, Flavors & Ingredients, Menu Strategy, Recipes, Food & Beverage, Sales & Profitability, Operations, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Sandwiches

All's Well That Delivers Wellness: Better-for-You Foodservice Trend Moves Forward with Meal Delivery

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on May 19, 2020 8:00:00 AM

As the consumer appetite for better-for-you and functional foodservice continues to grow during the coronavirus crisis, wellness-driven meal delivery can be expected to make more inroads into the market. Jumping on the better-for-you bandwagon seems an essential ingredient in any recipe for off-premises business success.

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Topics: Takeout, Delivery, Meal Kits, Better-for-You, Creative Inspiration, Menu Strategy, Product Quality & Safety, Recipes, Health & Wellness, COVID-19, Coronavirus

Stay In, Dig In: Family Meals Feed Need for Ease and Convenience

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on May 12, 2020 8:00:00 AM

More mouths to feed, different foodservice needs. While millennials may seem renowned primarily as a coveted youth demographic, the fact is they’re maturing—and their foodservice needs are evolving as they search for convenient at-home meal solutions during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Topics: Millennials, Family Restaurant, Takeout, Delivery, Meal Kits, Gen Z, OREO, Creative Inspiration, Recipes, COVID-19, Coronavirus

The Millennial Snacking Effect

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on May 19, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Trendsetting millennials know exactly what they want when it comes to snack foods. We’ve posted about the four distinctive types of millennial snackers, and this large consumer group continues to inspire trends.

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Topics: Millennials, Loyalty, Single-Serve, RITZ, Demographic, Recipes, snacks, Culinary

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See how you can leverage 2020’s top trends to help tailor your menu for today’s evolving tastes.
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