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The 2024 Foodservice Forecast

Lizzy Freier, Director, Menu Research & Insights at Technomic discusses restaurant traffic, international cuisines, LTOs and more.

Eatertainment is Winning the Dining Game

Eatertainment is the crossroads where dining meets entertainment, from arcade havens to upscale dining experiences. Find out why Eatertainment venues are outshining casual dining, even amid the economic challenges of 2023. Hear from experts like …

Hot Honey & The Great Condiment Mashup

Hot honey is back. The question is, did it ever leave? Helping prompt this question is Pizza Hut. Pizza Hut has been making a quiet comeback in the QSR market the last few years; it …

National Restaurant Association Show 2023 – Day 1

Catch up on the latest from The National Restaurant Association Show with a replay of The Food Institute's coverage of the event! Featuring insights from key leaders of Nestlé Professional, the show covers the current ...

Third-Party Delivery Apps Facing Uncertain Future

Third-party delivery firms are making headlines again. A growing number of investors, customers, and workers are fed up as the companies hemorrhage money and relentlessly chase growth— burning cash, customers, and vendors along the way …

Is Plant-Based Bacon Poised for a Breakout?

Replicating bacon has been no small task for alternative protein producers, but new innovations in flavor and texture are bringing plant-based options ever closer to home. “Plant-based bacon is going to have its moment in …

Assessing the Plant-Based Landscape for 2022

Pandemic challenges in 2021 impacted the plant-based industry in divergent ways, as more consumers experimented at home and operators across restaurants and retail prioritized inventory over innovation. “At retail, we are seeing the biggest [plant-based] …

Experts Weigh In on 2022 Inflation Outlook

With food more expensive than it has been in decades and inflation surging, business owners and consumers alike are worried about what the future holds. How high can prices go? When will inflation starts to ...

Survey: Gen Z Drawn to Cannabis Products  

A new survey signals that marijuana is competing with alcohol for Gen Z’s dollars. Technomic’s recent Adult Beverage Planning Program report shows that, in states where recreational cannabis is legal, nearly two-thirds (65%) of Gen …

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 …

Is America Ready to Embrace African Cuisine?

While many traditional African foods are embedded in American culture, as a category, African cuisine remains largely unrepresented. But as consumers’ appetite for global flavor continues to flourish, the tides of change are well ashore. …

Restaurant Sales are Booming, But for How Long?

The restaurant industry continued to regain its financial footing in June, but the pandemic aftershocks have yet to subside. “The industry right now is extremely strong and is surging. For many operators, they have more business …