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

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Nov 22, 2022 8:00:00 AM

As the year draws to a close, there’s a hearty appetite among foodservice professionals to look back at the culinary delights and highlights that stood out in the blur of menu mixes. 

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Topics: Trends, Menu, Menu Strategy, Sales & Profitability, Operations, Limited Time Offers (LTOs)

Right Bites: Restaurants Rework Menus for Snack-Happy Market

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Nov 1, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Small bites have become a very big deal—and the consumer appetite for them appears insatiable.

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Topics: Snacking, Trends, Appetizers/Snacks, Menu, Menu Strategy, Healthful Snacking, State of SnackingTM Report

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

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Oct 25, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Just when it seemed economic challenges might put growth on the back burner, the restaurant industry managed to serve up a fresh batch of optimism, with an interesting mix of results—in real life and in the metaverse. 

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Topics: Technology, Trends, Sales & Profitability, Operations, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Metaverse

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

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Oct 11, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Foodservice is in the midst of a feeding frenzy of interest in wellness and sustainability, and younger consumers are occupying a large place at the table. In a shift toward food choices that are better for the planet as well as people, 36% of Gen Zers can be considered meat limiters, and Gen Z has a higher proportion of vegans, vegetarians and pescatarians, according to survey results from the market research firm Datassential.1

Given such interest, it makes that investors have served up another heaping helping of funding for True Food Kitchen, “The only restaurant fundamentally based on science which ensures all of its craveable dishes and drinks work to increase the longevity of our people and planet,” as the brand’s website states.2

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Topics: Snacking, Trends, Menu, Menu Strategy, Sustainability, Sales & Profitability, Operations, Indulgence, Healthful Snacking

Autumn Appetites: Consumers Fall for a Shift in Seasonal Flavors

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Oct 4, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Pumpkin spice, anyone? Yep, it’s that time of year again. Summer is winding down, the temperature is dropping, and a cornucopia of fall flavors are cropping up on menus and store shelves everywhere.

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Topics: Trends, Seasonal, Menu, Flavors & Ingredients, Menu Strategy, Recipes, Culinary, Limited Time Offers (LTOs)

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