Tag: Foodservice

Lunchtime Rush Coming Back for Restaurants

Online and physical restaurant visits during lunch rose 4% in the year ending September 2021 compared to a year ago when visits were down 11%, based on The NPD Group’s U.S. foodservice industry tracking. “Consumers are …

Top Restaurant Investment Trends: 2022 Outlook

Top Restaurant Investment Trends: 2022 Outlook Over the past 18 months the US restaurant industry has gone through one of the most challenging periods in its history. Despite the setback that the pandemic has brought ...

Restaurant Acquisitions Remain Red Hot

The sandwich market’s potential appears to be underscored by recent quick-service restaurant acquisitions. In the span of two weeks, a pair of QSR parent companies expanded their culinary offerings via acquisitions of established brands. Restaurant …

Recent M&A Illustrate Resilience of Meat Sector

 Click Below to Subscribe This Episode is Sponsored By: Mesirow Although plant-based and cell-cultured meat alternatives are grabbing headlines, the animal protein sector remains robust with plenty of opportunities for mergers and acquisitions, according …

Delivery Innovation Hitting Higher Gear, Especially in U.S.

Chicago residents in need of last-minute ingredients are in luck. Getir, the Turkish provider of ultrafast, 10-minute grocery delivery, started operations in the Windy City this week. The company, which was founded in Istanbul in …

Has Arby’s Started a Pork Sandwich War?

On the heels of the fast-food industry’s chicken sandwich wars, has Arby’s fired the first shot in a new battle? The privately held chain recently launched its Country Style Pork Rib sandwich as a limited-time …

An Inside Look at UPSIDE Foods’ New Cultivated Meat Center

UPSIDE Foods (formerly Memphis Meats) is opening what it says is the most advanced cultivated meat production facility in the world. The Engineering, Production, and Innovation Center (EPIC) features a 53,000-square foot campus in Emeryville, California, …

From Great Resignation to Great Retention

From Great Resignation to Great Retention Even before 2020, remote work, flexible hours and an emphasis on a more diverse workforce had begun to alter recruiting and onboarding for small and medium-size businesses (SMBs). The ...

FI Small Bites: Trucking Shortage

According to the American Trucking Association, there is a serious shortage of truck drivers in this country. The Food Institute gives you the news on why the problem isn’t getting any better. Watch on! To …

FI Small Bites: Coffee-less Coffee

Would you be willing to try a cup of coffee that had no coffee in it? Nope, it’s not a typo, this is real. Some companies are working on – and already have come up …

Cyber Risk Management – What The Food Industry Needs to Know

Cyber Risk Management - What The Food Industry Needs to Know 2021 was an unprecedented year for cyber-attacks against food companies. From JBS (multi-national meat processor) to New Cooperative (Iowa-based grain co-op), hackers launched multiple ...

Subway Continues Brand Refresh with Unique New Bread

Subway is getting back to the diet business, becoming the first quick-serve restaurant to offer a 1-net-carb bread. The sandwich chain, which has nearly 40,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries operated by franchisees, always …

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Foodservice Distributors Face Challenges Despite Better 2022 Outlook

Although the 2022 prospects for foodservice distributors are on the rise, the industry still faces several challenges, according to Technomic Principal Wade Hanson. Hanson, speaking on a webinar hosted by the International Foodservice Distributors Association …

BREAKING: McDonald’s to Trial Plant-Based Burger in U.S.

McDonald’s will test the McPlant burger in partnership with Beyond Meat in eight U.S. locations next month. Beginning November 3, customers in Irving, Texas; Carrollton, Texas; Cedar Falls, Iowa; Jennings, Louisiana; Lake Charles, Louisiana; El …

Author: Gen Z Consumers Seek Brands with Clear Purpose

Following in the footsteps of Millennials, Gen Z has taken a liking to chains such as Olive Garden and Starbucks, proving everything is cyclical, according to Piper Sandler’s latest Taking Stock with Teens survey. The Food …

FI Fast Break audio news: Oct. 6, 2021

This week, in The Food Institute’s quick-hitting, audio news podcast, we examine the projected uptick in holiday spending, the rise in seafood consumption, and more. The Food Institute Podcast · FI Fast Break News – …

Dissecting the Popularity of the Mediterranean Diet

Mediterranean Diet Roundtables are trade events meant to influence nearly all elements of the food industry. Yet, it appears the world doesn’t need any further convincing these days: the diet’s popularity is irrefutable. “No matter …

FI Fast Break audio news: Sept. 29, 2021

This week, in The Food Institute’s quick-hitting, audio news podcast, we examine the increasing attractiveness of restaurant stocks with investors, Barstool Sports’ expansion into the food industry, and more. The Food Institute Podcast · FI …