trends and insights

Trends and Insights

As our industry changes, adapting is essential. Check back often for new insights, data, and trends.
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Winning with Limited-Time Offers

Tips, tricks, and time-tested techniques that prove the power of limited-time offers in the restaurant business.

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How to Make a Charcuterie Board Fit Any Menu

Charcuterie boards come in all varieties, from meat-centric to vegetarian or even sweet. Discover unlimited creativity with this growing trend.

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Premium Summer Refreshers – Specialty Iced Tea and Lemonades

Summer heat spurs Iced Tea and Lemonade sales. Refresh your offerings with some easy tweaks and you’ll have a premium beverage worth a premium price.

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30 Ways to Win with Meatballs

Meatballs are a foodservice classic: Providing a versatile, tasty, and low-cost option. Discover more ways to serve them.

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9 Ways to Reduce Food Waste

With benefits that are both bottom-line and earth-friendly, reducing food scraps and waste is smart business. Here are easy ways to trim the toss.

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20 Regional Beverage Favorites

Beverages with a strong local following are becoming popular across America. Texas Ranch Water is one. Discover more menu possibilities.

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10 Ways to Trim Food Costs

Keeping food costs under control is essential to your success. Here are 10 easy steps you can take today to lower spending.

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15 Hot Ideas for Cold Coffee

Americans love coffee. More and more are taking to iced, nitro, and cold brew. Discover the most popular styles here.

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The Plant-Based Appeal of Beans and Legumes

With interest in alt-proteins strong, dried beans and lentils offer menu options that are healthy, versatile, and friendly to food costs.

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11 Ways to Reduce Kitchen Labor Costs

Labor-saving recipes, ready-made ingredients, and time-tested techniques that save time and money.

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10 Ways to Improve Beverage Convenience

Beverages are a mainstay of your operation. Learn how to adjust to changing customer expectations with 10 key concepts.

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The Many Ways to Brew America’s Favorite Beverage

As coffee customers return in force, make sure your operation is ready. Here are the brewing methods you need to know.

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