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No Bot About It: Big Restaurant Brands Love Robotic Labor Solutions

Restaurant robotics are reaching new levels of efficiency and versatility. Explore the latest robotic integrations at Panera Bread and Chili's Grill & Bar.

Restaurant Rebound: From Eating Losses to Platefuls of Profits

Learn how major restaurant chains like McDonald's, Starbucks and Domino's repositioned their brands for big sales over the course of the pandemic.

Care Package: What Sustainable Packaging Means for the Vending and Micro Market Sector

Consumers want sustainable options—which micro market and vending service providers can supply via recycled, compostable and other types of packaging.

Food Flight: Delivery and Safety Reach New Heights

Sky-high digital sales at Wendy, drone delivery at It's Just Wings and RFID food safety tech at Chipotle's point to a future of unlimited possibilities.

New Normal: Restaurant Industry’s Appetite for Change Reaches Fever Pitch

As the restaurant industry continues to morph, key trends emerge. Explore a few of the most prominent trends pointing to the future of foodservice.

Open Road: Food Delivery Innovations Continue to Drive Sales

Soaring gas prices and a shortage of drivers threaten to slow food delivery sales. Learn how DoorDash and Grubhub navigate roadblocks and fuel growth.

Fresh Batch: Restaurant Chains Link Sales to New Digital Concepts

Major chains continue to cook up fresh customer experience concepts. Learn about IHOP's first loyalty program and Texas Roadhouse's pay-at-table tablets.

Tapping Out: Price-Sensitive Consumers Shift to Apps and Drive-Thrus

As restaurant prices rise, the consumer appetite for ways to save grows. Learn how restaurant apps and drive-thrus are delivering value for consumers.

Elevate the Movie Theater Experience with Crave-Worthy Concessions

Today’s moviegoers are looking for more than just plain popcorn—and theaters are meeting the demand with upscale food and beverages.

Flexible Feast: Restaurant Prototypes Step Up to the Plate to Optimize the Customer Experience

Restaurant prototypes are taking tech advances to a new level for optimal flexibility. Explore the trend and what it means for the future of foodservice.

Own It! Franchisees Feed Bottom Line for Smaller Brands

Franchisees are paving the way for higher sales in 2022. Learn how Penn Station East Coast Subs and Bee Healthy Cafe are expanding franchise opportunities.

Big APPetite: Restaurant Apps Feed Need for Customer Experiences

Loyalty programs play an increasingly pivotal role in engaging consumers. Explore the evolution of loyalty apps and how they elevate customer experiences.

Everything Bold Is New Again: Key Foodservice Trends Expected to Continue in 2022

2021 was a time of sweeping transformations. Explore key technology trends expected to continue to evolve and take sales to new heights in the new year.

Movin’ On Up: Higher Check Averages and Drive-Thru Concepts Raise Restaurant Sales

November 2021 was a stellar month for the restaurant industry. Explore the statistics and trends like Chipotle Digital Kitchen propelling business forward.

Of Posts and Palates: Viral Appeal Sells More Meals

As demand for digital grows, so does the importance of viral appeal for restaurant brands. Explore key examples of viral success for restaurant chains.

Delivering Innovation: Off-Premises Foodservice On Point with Consumer Demand

Off-premises innovation continues to drive sales and transform the foodservice landscape. Explore how top restaurant brands are capitalizing on the trend.

A Season to Savor: Holiday Menu Food for Thought

Research shows consumers look forward to holiday LTOs that leverage seasonal flavors. Explore these and post-holiday menu strategies for optimal sales.

Franchise Frenzy: The Boom in Fast-Casual Segment Franchise Opportunities

In 2022, franchise restaurant locations may offer more branded menu items, ordering options and other new elements to help boost business.

Ordering in is Still in: Consumers Hold On to Off-Premises Preference

As labor shortages, supply chain setbacks and safety concerns stall foot traffic, off-premises channels continue to drive results at top restaurant brands.

Balance of Power: Foodservice Industry Weighs Onsite Traffic vs. Off-Premises Channels

As foot traffic returns, restaurants look to maximize onsite sales while maintaining off-premises momentum. See how Chipotle and Starbucks balance the two.

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