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Distribution goes digital

A recent survey from Technomic found restaurant operators are cutting purchasing costs by an average of 12 to 13 percent (including shipping) by buying online.

Consumer Trends

America's favorite quick service chains

The QSR Plus subsegment continues to be a sweet spot, with chains such as In-N-Out Burger and Culver’s scoring well for made-to-order fare served at a value price.

Patrons’ visitation results from strong ties with restaurants’ values.

CHICAGO (October 28, 2010)—Barbecue concepts, like nearly all restaurants, have found growth elusive as of late. But Technomic’s newest study sheds light...

A major topic of conversation in the restaurant industry over the past 18 months has been the continued rise in commodity prices, especially for proteins. In 2012, beef prices rose 9.9 percent and chicken prices had a double-digit increase. These trends have continued in 2013, with the beef price pressure continuing a trend that started in 2010.

While the food media searches for the next “kale,” usage of the ingredient has quadrupled at the 62-unit Brio Tuscan Grille, due to its Kale Caesar.

We’ve seen the drive-thru of the future and it is easier, faster and friendlier.

A number of successful individuals and companies are trying the other side of investment negotiations.

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