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Trends and Insights

As our industry changes, adapting is essential. Check back often for new insights, data, and trends.
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Balancing Taste and Nutrition on Senior Living Center Menus

Learn tips to design senior living menus that keep seniors healthy and happy. It starts with creating meals that are nutritious and delicious.

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How to Apply AI in Your Beverage Program

Generative AI can give your beverage menu a boost. Learn how chatbots can produce tasty, innovative recipes from items on hand.

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Tips That Increase Value and Offset Price Hikes

Customers are more accepting of menu price hikes when they believe the total value proposition tips to their favor. Here are simple ways you can boost perceived value.

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How to Turn Meals Into Memorable Experiences

Dining out is so much more than the food. It’s the total customer experience from greeting to goodnight. These tips can help make it special.

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Iced Coffee Heats Up Sales

Iced coffee can give your coffee program a boost of excitement, with operators reporting 75% of coffee sales from cold formats. Use this guide to do the same.

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Top Strategies to Lessen the Impact of Restaurant Staff Shortages

Optimize the effectiveness of foodservice teams with strategies that can help you do more with less.

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Top 2024 Food & Beverage Industry Trends

What’s the biggest foodservice prediction for 2024? Record-high growth. Learn how to get your share with our top food and beverage industry trend picks.

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Learn Today’s 6 Most Important Beverage Flavor Trends

Beverage flavor trends are always evolving. Find out today’s innovative flavors and which classics continue to sell well.

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2024 Foodservice Industry Trend Snapshot

What will 2024 bring to the foodservice industry? We preview the changes you need to anticipate in our Trend Report.

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Diners Plant New Dining Habits

Aiming for a reset, many diners launch new habits in January. When reducing animal protein is part of the plan, it’s smart to meet them on meatless terms.

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8 Ways to Promote Iced Beverages Year Round

Heat up cold drink sales any time of year with these easy tips for marketing iced coffee, tea, and other iced beverages.

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National Restaurant Association President and CEO Discusses the Industry’s Future

Michelle Korsmo, President and CEO of the National Restaurant Association, shares her thoughts and insights on the future of foodservice.

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