Let's Chat Snacks

Palatable Partnerships: Brand Mashups Serve Up Endless Possibilities

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

Mashups may be a big culinary trend, but creative co-branded partnerships can be the unlikely corporate pairings that propel sales on an even larger scale.

Read More

Topics: Restaurant Operations, Menu, Menu Strategy, Sales & Profitability, Operations, COVID-19, Coronavirus

Game On! Competition Heats Up as Restaurants Recruit Sports Stars to Score Sales

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Aug 24, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Consumers love to feast on sports and food—and the restaurant industry learned long ago that pairing the two is a powerful way to score big business. Sports with a side order of food (and vice versa) is a surefire way to bring stadium-capacity crowds of sports fans to the table for special promotions and limited time offers.

Read More

Topics: Restaurant Operations, Trends, Promotions, Operations, Limited Time Offers (LTOs), Third-Party Delivery (3PD)

Working It Out: Foodservice Cooks Up Solutions to Labor Shortage

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Aug 17, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Even as the road to recovery opens up, the pandemic continues to have its twists and turns for foodservice operators. The light at the end of the tunnel has turned into a summer swell of foot traffic returning to restaurants. With restrictions lifting as the temperature rises, consumers seem more likely to make reservations than have reservations about dining in.

Read More

Topics: Restaurant Operations, Labor, Operations, COVID-19, Coronavirus

Restaurants Redux: Foodservice Preps for Post-Pandemic Profits

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Apr 13, 2021 8:00:00 AM

If the pandemic has seemed to consist of nothing but a plateful of problems, the table is now being reset with plenty of reasons for optimism.

COVID-19 vaccines are becoming increasingly available, and all adults (ages 18 and up) should be eligible to receive them by May 1.1 The recently passed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill contains $28.6 billion in restaurant relief. Known as the American Rescue Plan, the new law’s Restaurant Revitalization Fund provides the relief debt-free to small and midsize restaurants.2 And consumers will now have more money to spend on foodservice. Individual Americans making under $75,000 a year and households with incomes under $150,000 will receive stimulus checks of $1,400.2

Read More

Topics: Restaurant Operations, Independents, Foodservice Industry, Sales & Profitability, Operations, COVID-19, Coronavirus

A Hunger for Safety: Digital Foodservice Links to Consumer Confidence

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Sep 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Leave it to a pandemic to build up the market’s appetite for foodservice. At one point, eating out at a restaurant ranked as the most looked-forward-to post-quarantine activity, according to the market research firm Technomic.1 But as infection rates rise, it should come as no surprise that consumer confidence in returning to pre-pandemic activities is falling.

Read More

Topics: Restaurant Operations, Trends, Takeout, Casual Dining Restaurant, Delivery, Restaurant, Social Responsibility, Operations, Drive-Thru, COVID-19, Coronavirus

Content not found

Subscribe via email

Click to access our 2022 Trends report

Stay Top of Mind With Operators

Read about 6 Trends Changing and Challenging the Foodservice Status Quo in 2022
Read more

Recent Posts

Posts by Topic

see all