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Barbecue’s versatility makes it a natural fit for menu items of all kinds, and operators who focus on adding innovative barbecue dishes to their menus will not only find a way to make barbecue their own—they’ll set themselves apart from their competition.
The industry is abuzz with insights about the ever-expanding Hispanic market. Hispanic millennials represent a unique opportunity for operators, but in order to attract them, operators need to understand what makes them tick.
Fried foods—think French fries, crispy onion rings, fried chicken, doughnuts—have long been among the most craveable of foods. They’re now being reinvented as operators look for ways to showcase their creativity with dishes that push the envelope.
Like cookies and milk and coffee and donuts, desserts and beverages have a long-standing symbiotic relationship. As the nation’s snack-centric culture evolves, savvy operators are creating more ways for this relationship to flourish—and it’s paying off.
As dayparts and meal occasions continue to blur into round-the-clock eating, operators in all segments are moving from menuing classic appetizers and entrees to a more flexible approach that allows items to function as traditional courses as well as shareables or snacks.