Consumer Trends Continue to Evolve in 2015

It’s difficult to anticipate the next shift in restaurant consumers’ preferences and need states, but operators can count on one expectation heading into 2015: Consumers will expect more from their brands, especially in the areas of technological amenities and food quality. Meeting those evolving demands will require restaurant leaders to invest heavily in their brands. […]

Benchmarking Your Restaurant’s Performance? Don’t Forget Retail Prepared Foods

As offerings of fresh prepared foods (also called retail meal solutions) expand, distinctions between restaurants and retailers are increasingly blurring. As noted in Technomic’s recent white paper published with A.T. Kearney, titled Fresh Prepared Foods: A Growth Driver for Your Company?, retailers have experienced a renaissance in fresh prepared foods over the past five years, […]