Lizzy Freier

Lizzy Freier

Managing Editor

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Lizzy Freier is a managing editor at Technomic, a Winsight Company, with a focus on menu trends. Lizzy covers trending flavors, ingredients, dishes and preparations for food and beverage at independent restaurants, emerging chains and top chain restaurant brands. She has also analyzed global trends. She has presented at numerous conferences in the U.S. and Canada on menu trend development for restaurant operators, manufacturers and distributors.

Lizzy studied English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She currently resides in Chicago.

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Lizzy Freier

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Some common threads appear among the success stories.

The Top 500 chains unveiled more than 13,000 limited-time offers in 2017, but only some can be winners with consumers.

See which flavors and preparations are trending in seasonal cocktails, mocktails and other beverages.

Consumers reveal which chain limited-time offers they are most likely to purchase based on name and description.

See which 10 chains are winning with beef that consumers say they can’t get anywhere else.

Men and women each reveal which chain limited-time offers they deem most craveable.

Bartenders share what’s hot with consumers and what’s not, as well as the promotions they're using to drive sales.

A gathering this week of the experts who blend flavors and ingredients provided a look at where restaurants could be heading tomorrow.

What regional chicken recipe could be the next big hit at chains?

Chicken entrees from Asia are especially increasing in menu mentions.

See which 10 chains are meeting consumers’ morning cravings the most.