Consumer Trends

Instant Intel: Better-for-you menu trends

Consumers are rethinking what makes foods healthy.


7 chain menu items that mark summer’s transition to fall

Operators take advantage of the shoulder season to refresh the food and drink lineup.

The watchdog group has filed a class action against the chain, alleging it doesn’t disclose enough about what’s in its smoothies.

A parade of concepts have embraced the staple as their big customer lure.

Seasonal ingredients and timely tie-ins are powering chain menus right now.

The chain’s new array includes items such as chicken tenders, ham-and-cheese rollups and pretzel nuggets.

Eschewing simplicity and a smaller footprint, Focus Brands’ sandwich specialist is calling attention to its scratch prep and Texas roots.

Until recently, there was no such thing as so-called interfaith meat, Advice Guy says.

Demand is up for plants between buns, and operators are answering the call.

Consumers were tempted by these limited-time offers featured in chain restaurants.

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