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Fast Track Snacks: Shareable Grab-and-Go Foods Feed Market Need

Quick bites just keep picking up speed in our fast-spinning world. Every day, snacks are a go-to for on-the-go consumers across the globe. In fact, 71% of consumers surveyed in the U.S. and abroad snack at least twice a day, according to the latest State of Snacking Report from Mondelēz International.1 What’s more, 55% of households replace a meal with snacks each week, underscoring a preference of many small plates over a single entree.1

A Taste for Tie-Ins: Celebrity Partnerships Propel Menu Innovation

Fast-casual restaurants are feasting on celebrity partnerships. Explore the trend of celebrity signature items at McDonald's, Dunkin', Friendly's and more.

Flying High: Limited-Time Offers Rising to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Limited-time offers are surging due to pent-up demand and the post-pandemic return of menu innovation. Learn about the latest ingenious LTO trends.

Sweet Spots: Dessert Diversification Bites and Insights

Indulgent desserts are trending as key to a balanced approach to wellbeing. Explore the diversity of desserts hitting the sweet spot in foodservice today.

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Fast Track Snacks: Shareable Grab-and-Go Foods Feed Market Need

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Artificial Intelligence Gets Real: How AI Is Transforming Foodservice

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Tasty Trio: Three Up-and-Coming Chefs Help Feed Need for New Culinary Experiences

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