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Datassential: The next big trend in BBQ is forgetting the “rules”
Restaurants have a new audience of BBQ enthusiasts, and restaurants and pitmasters are stepping up their game.
Health and wellness 2022: Navigating consumer aspirations, approaches
The pandemic created a renewed attention on some key consumer values that will be sure to extend well into 2022. Here are five around health and wellness.
SmartSummit: The plant-based movement is here to stay
Industry experts from White Castle, The Kroger Co. and Datassental discuss the plant-based trend and whether it’s here to stay.
Increased demand for off-premises ushers in new era of restaurant design
Restaurants are responding to growing takeout sales with new store designs that put off-premises front and center with additional drive-thrus and features that turn takeout into an experience.
SmartSummit: Foodservice industry experts on what it takes to succeed in these times
From increased drive-thrus and ghost kitchens to keeping an eye on new technologies and employee retention, the panel offered insights that centered on the need to be flexible in operations, and to meet not only consumers’ expectations, but also restauran
Q&A: Training is essential to creating a positive food safety culture
Ecolab’s Mandy Sedlak discusses the Essential Public Health training program created in partnership with Lobster Ink, and how the program helps front-line staff put knowledge into action.
Quickserve restaurants: Marketing post-coronavirus
Influence Central’s Stacy DeBroff shares consumer insights from a recent study on quickserve restaurants, and offers 11 ways QSRs can pivot their marketing to make the most of post-COVID-19 trends.
How plant-based meat makers put down roots for their brands
Plant-based meat makers must decide whether it makes sense to launch first in foodservice or retail channels.
Sous vide finds mainstream success in foodservice, consumer kitchens
Rising demand for convenient meals is feeding the popularity of sous vide among restaurant operators and home cooks.
Consumers crazy for CBD? Today’s cannabis movement echoes natural market of the 1990s
Cannabis is poised to be a major disruptive force across a variety of markets, but none more so than food, beverage, and health and wellness. But we’ve seen this type of movement before.
Report: Foodservice industry continues to make progress toward a more sustainable, plant-forward future
Chefs, food companies and foodservice operators are continuing to nudge consumer food choices in a more healthful, sustainable direction, according to the 7th Menus of Change Annual Report.
Restaurants rethink third-party delivery partnerships
The rising cost of third-party services is spurring more restaurants to rethink the way they deliver food and invest in strategies that make sure their brand doesn’t fade into the background.
The low-income household budget: Is food a point of stress?
Despite low unemployment and long after experts declared the Great Recession over, an uneven economic recovery and the growing bifurcation of wealth have shaped -- and altered -- how many consumers source their food and understand brands.
Changing the restaurant game with tabletop technology
Tablets and call buttons are being integrated into restaurant service to help both customers and wait staff get more out of the dining experience. How is this technology benefiting restaurants?
Mashed potatoes are a versatile vehicle for truffle flavor
Truffle flavor is trending on menus and versatile, affordable applications mean it’s not just for fine dining anymore.
Lessons for grocerants from fast casual restaurants
Concentrating on upping fresh perimeter experiences, food retailers have been savvy to the fresh trend for some time, and a small number, have even emerged as talented grocerant operators.
Top 10: Executive changes at Mondelez, pot roast techniques and more sales and acquisitions
As we head into the holidays, this week’s list of top 10 stories spread across CPG, retail and foodservice, with foodservice dominating.
Majority of operators saw an increase in breakfast sales over the past year
The breakfast landscape has certainly shifted, especially since McDonald’s led a QSR revolution by offering breakfast outside of its traditional daypart, sparking breakfast battles across the industry.
Wal-Mart, Chick-fil-A’s popular app and B&G’s bold acquisition plan were popular this week
Wal-Mart made the list of SmartBrief readers' top stories twice this week -- its new Neightborhhod Market store design was third and a story about its new approach to fresh foods rounded out the top 10.
Sneak peek: Sandwich report uncovers consumer wants, industry trends
(Photo: NEWSCRED/rez-art) What makes a truly great sandwich? It’s no small question — sandwiches are big business, both for restaurants — Subway, the largest...
How to stay out of the download-and-delete graveyard
(Photo: Flickr user Jhaymesisviphotography) “Now, it’s loading the menu and pricing for this location.” My guide was walking me through a top QSR brand’s...
Breakfast: The humble champion of the economic downturn
This post is by Liz Perman, SmartBrief’s director of association relations. As attendees of the NRA Show 2010 cruised from one sample station to...
P&G Professional executive: Innovation comes in many forms
This blog series is brought to you by the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA), the leading trade association for the foodservice industry. This series...
Q-and-A: 5 questions for Bread and Co.’s George Green
George Green is vice president at Nashville’s Bread & Co., a fast-casual chain that focuses on top-quality food. Green is also on the Steering...
Going global brings rewards and challenges to U.S. restaurant chains
Some chains are moving faster than others to expand overseas, but virtually all U.S. restaurant companies are at least contemplating international moves as the...
Do domain-name changes come at too high of a price?
Restaurants have worked hard to create websites that represent their brands and ultimately boost traffic, fill tables and increase sales. Protecting the brand online...