Consumer Trends

Instant Intel: Today’s Breakfast Trends

Shifting demands are reshaping the morning meal.


Consumers still want more from their snacks

Consumers are snacking more often, often depending on restaurants for food between meals. Still, diners aren't yet satisfied with what's available. Recent data shows how snacking desires are changing—and where opportunities might lie.

The former Ernst & Young CFO takes over for John Schnatter as the company looks for additional board members.

Certain menu segments always rise to the top in the annual Future 50 ranking. This year, fast-growing concepts in the pizza, burger and ethnic categories were all well-represented. Find out which chains made the list.

The deal includes 16-state broadline distributor Food Services of America.

Nick Delligatti, the great-grandson of Big Mac inventor Jim Delligatti, becomes McDonald’s first fourth-generation operator.

The investment follows the chain’s strongest comps gain since 2016.

New Technomic data reveals which brands are winning over diners with their playlists—and which are prompting some to plug their ears.

The coffee giant looks to expand in the South and middle America while continuing to search for its next Frappuccino.

A cattle rustling by one of Chick-fil-A's competitors was just one instance of operators pushing the traditional boundaries of the restaurant business this week.

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