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Le Duff America has tapped the onetime chief of Motel 6 to spark expansion in the United States.
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Consumer preferences show that operators need to be in the game.

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It was a stop in Seattle that motivated Wildflower Bread Company Product Development Manager Lacey Hudgins to add a North Africa-inspired shakshuka bowl at breakfast.

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The QSR Plus subsegment continues to be a sweet spot, with chains such as In-N-Out Burger and Culver’s scoring well for made-to-order fare served at a value price.

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As expected, fast casual is still growing faster than other segments, though Technomic recently suggested its growth may be slowed in the coming years.

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Although trendy new breakfast-and-lunch-only eateries continue to pop up, they’ve yet to top legacy brands for consumers’ overall favorite family-style restaurants.

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Most of America’s favorite casual-dining concepts for 2017 are upscale or boast a specialized cuisine—only one is a traditional varied-menu concept.

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Millennials are the most reliant on foodservice of all generations, finds Technomic. They also drive off-premise dining, including takeout and delivery.

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Just starting to get their own spending power, Gen Z is now in operators’ sights. Because of their limited budgets, this generation frequents QSRs the most.

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Chains ranking highest in their competitive set deliver more than just good food. They’re winning in all aspects of the dining experience, from service to convenience.

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Technomic looks at consumers’ assessments of more than 60 attributes in order to determine the winners of its annual Chain Restaurant Consumers’ Choice Awards.

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Here's a look behavioral shifts that may impact restaurants this year.

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New research reveals how consumers perceive restaurant technology, and how two operators are ahead of the pack in addressing them.

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