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Limited-Time Offers, Unlimited Ingenuity: Specialty Items and Returning Favorites Feed Sales

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Nov 22, 2022 8:00:00 AM

As the year draws to a close, there’s a hearty appetite among foodservice professionals to look back at the culinary delights and highlights that stood out in the blur of menu mixes. 

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Topics: Trends, Menu, Menu Strategy, Sales & Profitability, Operations, Limited Time Offers (LTOs)

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.

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

Happy Graze: Good News Feeds Foodservice Optimism

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

The pandemic may persist in various ways, but restaurant brands are serving up platefuls of positive news that underscore the strength of the industry’s resiliency and recovery. 

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

The Real (and Virtual) Deal: Restaurant Sales Spike, Metaverse Marketing Mounts

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Oct 25, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Just when it seemed economic challenges might put growth on the back burner, the restaurant industry managed to serve up a fresh batch of optimism, with an interesting mix of results—in real life and in the metaverse. 

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Topics: Technology, Trends, Sales & Profitability, Operations, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Metaverse

Oh Dough They Didn't! Upstart Pizza Chains Cook Up New Recipes for Success

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Oct 18, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Never underestimate the power of pizza to drive sales. Even at the height of the pandemic, while other categories struggled, pizza prevailed. Digital pizza sales surged with the growth of takeout and delivery.

Forty-five percent of consumers surveyed enrolled in a pizza loyalty program and 88% of consumers were eating more or the same amount of pizza as the prior year, according to the 2021 Pizza! SNAP Keynote Report from the market research firm Datassential.1 Operator optimism ran high, with 95% surveyed confident of increased sales in the coming year.1

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Topics: Menu, Menu Strategy, Sales & Profitability, Operations, Drive-Thru, Fast-Casual Restaurant

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