February 14, 2023It’s that time of year again, when foodservice market research brings a feast of forecasts to the table. But 2023 is unique—a year at the crossroads between a fading pandemic and fresh economic realities—some favorable, some not so much.
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Tasty Trio: Three Up-and-Coming Chefs Help Feed Need for New Culinary Experiences
March 14, 2023
Economic challenges may persist, but there's a big appetite for new culinary experiences. Learn about 3 chefs at the forefront of menu innovation in 2023.
Spring Forward: Foodservice Operators Set the Table for Sales Growth
March 7, 2023
Foodservice operators look to spring for business to bloom. Explore menu trends for 3 key spring holidays: St. Patrick's Day, Easter and Mother's Day.
Raising The Bar: Dessert Bars Elevate Small Bites to Big Trend Status
February 21, 2023
Dessert boards are satisfying a pent-up appetite for shareable and customizable sweet treats. Trace the evolution of this key foodservice trend for 2023.
Great Explorations: Global Influences Elevate Menus with a World Of Culinary Creativity
February 14, 2023
Expect international influences to trend on menus in 2023. Explore global flavor forecasts from Technomic, Food Management and Mondelēz Foodservice.
Digging Deeper Into Digital: Restaurant Chains Ramp Up to Meet Consumer Demand
February 7, 2023
Consumers now expect foodservice to provide digital ease and convenience. Explore the data underscoring why brands like KCF are expanding digital access.
New Year, New Foodservice Frontiers: From Metaverse to the Universe and Back
January 31, 2023
How will technology continue to transform foodservice in 2023? Explore key trends and the impact they're expected to have on the restaurant industry.
Say Cheese! Pizza's Possibilities Sure to Make Foodservice Operators Smile in 2023
January 24, 2023
What culinary possibilities will pizza realize in 2023? Explore hot pizza trends and the latest pizza innovations from Taco Bell and Taco Cabana.
Next Course: 2023 Foodservice Tech Trends
January 17, 2023
Explore why two foodservice trends--off-premise restaurant formats and artificial intelligence systems--are poised to rise to new heights in 2023.
Serving Up Strategy: Restaurant Chains Navigate Mixed Menu of Opportunities and Challenges
January 10, 2023
As the pandemic fades, new opportunities and challenges arise for foodservice operators. Explore how top restaurant operations are navigating the new norm.
For Love of Loyalty: Restaurants Rustle Up Loyalty Programs to Feed Growing Demand
December 27, 2022
The appetite for loyalty apps continues to grow. Learn how restaurants are meeting demand and driving revenue with loyalty programs across segments.
Smaller, Faster, Smarter: Automated Restaurant Formats Feed the Future of Foodservice
December 20, 2022
Sweetgreen, Chili's and Panera are adopting lean, automated restaurant formats. Learn how automation is transforming the restaurant industry.
Can-Do Kiosks: Major Chains Tap Kiosk Technology to Alleviate Labor Shortage
December 13, 2022
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.
Limited-Time Offers, Unlimited Ingenuity: Specialty Items and Returning Favorites Feed Sales
November 22, 2022
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.
Right Bites: Restaurants Rework Menus for Snack-Happy Market
November 1, 2022
As small bites replace large meals, restaurant operations adjust menus for all-day snacking. Explore key data behind the latest trends in small plates.
The Real (and Virtual) Deal: Restaurant Sales Spike, Metaverse Marketing Mounts
October 25, 2022
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.
No Sustain, No Gain: Foodservice Feeds Bottom Line with Sustainability and Wellness
October 11, 2022
Sustainability has become a core catalyst for foodservice success. Explore how True Food Kitchen and Mondelēz International exemplify the sustainability trend.
Autumn Appetites: Consumers Fall for a Shift in Seasonal Flavors
October 4, 2022
Pumpkin-themed LTOs return to menus, but fresh takes on fall flavors are trending . Explore research revealing how tastes are changing with the season.
Do-Gooders: Sustainable Restaurant Concepts Are Good for the Planet and the Bottom Line
September 27, 2022
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
September 13, 2022
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
September 6, 2022
Two trends--robotics and plant-based meat alternatives--are fusing to move foodservice forward. Learn how they are transforming the foodservice landscape.
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