Consumers’ latest take on healthy eating

A new Technomic report reveals how the food-health connection has changed.


Technomic: Sales, traffic fall in September

Sales weakened as fall started, continuing a difficult pattern for chain restaurants, according to the latest Technomic Chain Restaurant Index.

Day One of the foodservice tech conference takes a hard look at who should control consumer information—and why the industry needs to come up with an answer.

But the sales came from higher prices as the industry continues to face traffic challenges.

Consumers rate limited-service brands on off-premise food quality, taste and visual appeal.

Restaurant chains improved sales and traffic, led by quick-service and fast-casual concepts.

Emerging ingredients, flavors and products can help operators refresh the menu.

These limited-time offers grabbed attention this summer.

The delivery provider has also launched a service letting customers order ahead and pick it up at the restaurant for free.

Operators shouldn’t jeopardize business by wooing younger consumers to the exclusion of older diners.

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