The news that Schlotzsky’s plans to shift its restaurants to fine-casual concepts and add “Austin Eatery” to its name topped the list of most-read food and beverage stories this week. In other restaurant news, Taco Bell’s strategy of hosting hiring parties for potential new staffers also made the week’s top ten. The chain invites applicants to enjoy free food, play games and interview during the events.
SmartBrief’s CPG readers enjoyed the news that Quest Nutrition is rolling out a line of frozen pizzas that contain up to 28 grams of protein each. Also hitting home with consumer packaged goods readers were stories from Mars Wrigley, Unilever and Coca-Cola.
Grocery retail readers were drawn to a story about Kroger’s plan to integrate more technology that will allow the chain to better connect with shoppers, as well as news about meal-kit maker Chef’d. Check out the full list of this week’s 10 most popular food and beverage stories from SmartBrief:
- Schlotzsky’s to change name, revamp restaurants
- Quest Nutrition debuts frozen pizza line
- Mars Wrigley offers solutions to boost candy sales
- Unilever eyes more direct-to-consumer opportunities, CEO says
- Kroger embracing technology to connect with consumers
- Coca-Cola’s diet soda rebrand helps boost demand
- Meal-kit provider Chef’d closes up shop
- Taco Bell invites potential employees to party
- Pizza pros share tips for great pies on the grill
- Chick-fil-A to start selling meal kits in Atlanta
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