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Can-Do Kiosks: Major Chains Tap Kiosk Technology to Alleviate Labor Shortage

Major chains continue to turn to kiosks as a solution to the labor crisis. Learn how McDonald's, Panera, Taco Bell and others are integrating kiosks.

Yummy Yesteryear: Nostalgia Comforts Consumers, Nourishes Sales

Consumers hanker for the comfort of nostalgic food experiences. Learn how McDonald's and Burger King are leveraging nostalgia to lift sales.

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

New research from Datassential shows growth in LTO innovation, while proven concepts like the McRib continue to be go-tos to jumpstart buzz and sales.

Palatable Partnerships: Brand Mashups Serve Up Endless Possibilities

Major restaurant brands are partnering to expand their reach and points of access. Explore examples of how the co-branding trend boosts check averages.

Happy Graze: Good News Feeds Foodservice Optimism

Foodservice operators are digging into a steady course of good news. Puttshack funding and sales at Subway and Domino's are signs of a strong recovery.

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

The restaurant industry is growing both in sales and in the metaverse. Explore the August sales spike and Chipotle's metaverse launch of a new menu item.

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

As a versatile staple, pizza continues to power sales. Lean how fast-casual restaurant chains Pie Five and 7Pie are taking pizza innovation to new levels.

No Sustain, No Gain: Foodservice Feeds Bottom Line with Sustainability and Wellness

Sustainability has become a core catalyst for foodservice success. Explore how True Food Kitchen and Mondelēz International exemplify the sustainability trend.

Do-Gooders: Sustainable Restaurant Concepts Are Good for the Planet and the Bottom Line

Sustainability is not only good for the planet, it's also good for business. Learn how Next Level Burger and Sixty Vines boost profits sustainably .

Room to Grow: New Restaurant Design Trends for  Returning In-Store Traffic

Datassential research shows restaurants are shifting design strategy to accommodate growth of onsite traffic. Explore trending restaurant design concepts.

Robots, Plants, Profits: A Fresh Recipe for Success in the New Age of Foodservice

Two trends--robotics and plant-based meat alternatives--are fusing to move foodservice forward. Learn how they are transforming the foodservice landscape.

Menu Momentum: Limited-Time Offers Bring Mix of Fresh and Familiar to the Table

Ideally, limited-time offers are standout sales boosters. Explore a few of the latest LTO success stories that balance the new with the tried and true.

Cool It! Summer LTOs Focus on Refreshing Fruit Flavors

Summer LTOs are making a splash on restaurant menus across America. Explore a few of the key fruit flavor profiles that slake operators' thirst for sales.

Rising to the Challenge: Restaurant Chains Elevate the Customer Experience In-Store and Online

As demographics change, restaurant chains innovate the customer experience accordingly. Explore customer experience innovations from IHOP and Sweetgreen.

Secret Sauce: Less Is More for Successful Restaurant Chains During the Pandemic

Explore the trend of top restaurant chains shifting focus from unit growth to sales growth and see how they navigate an inflationary environment.

4 Tips for Crafting a Winning Dessert LTO

Seasonal flavors, familiar brands and other elements can turn the introduction of your summer limited-time offer dessert items into a can’t-miss event.

Feed The Need: Restaurant Foot Traffic Returns, Takeout Remains Strong

Yelp searches for dining and takeout reflect the changing foodservice landscape. Explore the data and new innovations for pickup at Panera and Chipotle.

Full Speed Ahead: Fast-Casuals Fast-Track Drive-Thru Innovations

From Chipotle's lucrative Chipotlane to Taco Bell's high-tech prototype Taco Bell Defy, drive-thrus are paving the way to the fast-casual future.

Breakfast Bounce Back: Morning Daypart Serves Up Fresh Start

The morning daypart is in the midst of a resurgence, as shown by the U.S. expansion of OEB Breakfast Co. and Denny's acquisition of Keke's Breakfast Cafe.

Platefuls of Potential: Food and Beverage Subscription Programs Evolve

Food and beverage subscription programs face new challenges and opportunities. Learn why subscription programs at some restaurant chains are growing.

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