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Growing Off-Premise Demand Drives Major Industry Changes

Posted: October 7, 2019

A survey from Technomic and the National Restaurant Association shows rapid increases in off-premise sales—and a restaurant industry scrambling to keep pace. On-the-go consumers are using the drive-thru more frequently, ordering more takeout and getting their food delivered, keying a rapid, technology-infused shift in the industry that is putting pressure on operators to keep pace. […]

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Breakfast Breakdown Infographic

Posted: September 20, 2019

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FSR Magazine: The Functional Food Trend Fueling Restaurant Menus

Posted: July 16, 2019

TO WIN HEALTH-MINDED CONSUMERS, CHEFS ARE LEANING INTO NUTRIENT-RICH INGREDIENTS THAT DELIVER SPECIFIC, FUNCTIONAL BENEFITS. Published by FSR Magazine  Written by: LEIGH KUNKEL | JULY 2019 It’s hard to remember now, but there was a time when the majority of diners couldn’t pronounce acai and kale was just the thing that filled in space on […]

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NRA – 2019 Restaurant Industry Factbook

Posted: May 23, 2019

An overview of the National Restaurant Association’s projected expectations for the restaurant industry in 2019. Click on image to download PDF.

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5 ways to win with limited-time menu items

Posted: April 10, 2019

Creating a winning LTO takes careful planning and consideration. These five tips from FoodService Director and Technomic offer great guidance on how to create an effective LTO that will help you reach your objectives. Click here to see the slideshow.

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Menu fonts can make restaurant customers think food is healthier

Posted: February 27, 2019

By: Jeanette Settembre – Market Watch Originally Published: Feb 26, 2019 A new study suggests that people are likely to order more from health-conscious restaurants with handwritten menus Here’s more proof that people eat with their eyes first. Diners are more likely to order food from a healthy restaurant where the menu font looks handwritten […]

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Generational Insights – Gen Z

Posted: December 2, 2018

Get an introduction to today’s newest generation of consumers, Gen Z. These new consumers are already making their presence known and many operators will have to make changes to keep up with their needs. 7 insights for reaching Gen Z If you’re tired of hearing about millennials, here’s some good news: There’s a new group […]

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2019 Restaurant Trends

Posted: November 10, 2018

With a new year on the horizon, many operators want to get ahead of the next year’s trends. Check out what Technomic thinks will be important for operators to focus on in 2019. Technomic’s Take: 7 Key Trends for 2019 It seems that every shift to the restaurant landscape brings with it a whole host […]

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Are Consumers Eating More or Less Healthfully When Dining Out? A Hartman Group Infographic

Posted: May 10, 2018

HOo focused on health are today’s consumers when they eat out? Check out this interesting infographic to see how consumers rate themselves on healthy eating away from home. How can you help them meet their interests? Find out what consumers think is keeping them from making healthy choices when they eat out. Click to enlarge […]

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Favorite Restaurant Foods

Posted: January 18, 2018

Trends come and go, but perennial favorites are forever As part of our 2018 What’s Hot Culinary Forecast, we asked 700 professional chefs to share diners’ Top 10 perennially favorite foods. If you guessed shellfish, barbecue or gelato, you’re right on trend. Here’s what they said: 1. Shellfish Think shrimp, lobster, crab and scallops to […]

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