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Not Winging It: More Chicken Innovation, Higher Sales

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Sep 28, 2021 8:00:00 AM

The chicken sandwich wars have catapulted a menu staple to new heights of popularity and profitability. America’s insatiable appetite for chicken sandwich variations and a young market hungry for bold new taste adventures have dovetailed to create sky-high demand for chicken innovation. As a result, the stakes for quick-service chains clawing their way up the pecking order of chicken sandwich concepts continues to rise.

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Topics: Millennials, Trends, Quick Service Restaurant, Menu, Sales & Profitability, Operations, quick service restaurants

Snack Happy: Snacking Trends Give Foodservice Operators Plenty to Smile About

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Sep 21, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Snacks continue to evolve far beyond the occasional treat—and sales have been sweet. In fact, over the past two years, the snackification of consumers’ eating behavior has become so widespread, snacking now accounts for 48% of all eating and drinking occasions, according to the market research firm The Hartman Group.1

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Topics: Snacking, Trends, Snack, snacks, Restaurants, COVID-19, Coronavirus

Game On! Competition Heats Up as Restaurants Recruit Sports Stars to Score Sales

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Aug 24, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Consumers love to feast on sports and food—and the restaurant industry learned long ago that pairing the two is a powerful way to score big business. Sports with a side order of food (and vice versa) is a surefire way to bring stadium-capacity crowds of sports fans to the table for special promotions and limited time offers.

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Topics: Restaurant Operations, Trends, Promotions, Operations, Limited Time Offers (LTOs), Third-Party Delivery (3PD)

Secret to Success: Major Restaurant Chains Crack Code of Customization with Secret Menus

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Aug 3, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Pre-pandemic, build-your-own was on the verge of becoming a big foodservice trend as operators strove to satisfy millennials’ appetite for culinary experimentation and customization. But fallout from COVID-19 forced restaurants to trim menus and refocus on core offerings, leaving little room for mix-and-match varieties and personalized mashups.

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Topics: Trends, Menu, Sales & Profitability, Operations, COVID-19, Fast-Casual Restaurant, Personalization, Customization, Fast-Food Restaurants

Snack and React:  Snacking Soars, Family Dining Dips as Foodservice Industry Reinvents Itself

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jun 29, 2021 8:00:00 AM

 

Roiled by the pandemic, 2020 became the year of transformation for the foodservice industry. Regroup, reassess and reinvent have become the gotta-get-it-done directives for foodservice operators, topping the menu of must-dos for moving forward.

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Topics: Snacking, Trends, Family Restaurant, Takeout, Delivery, Foodservice Industry, Sales & Profitability, snacks, Operations, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Fast-Casual Restaurant, Off-Premises

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