Charles Winship is a research analyst at Technomic, Inc. in Chicago. He works on the firm’s Consumer Trend Reports, a series of annual studies that provides operators and suppliers with a comprehensive guide to the menu and consumer trends impacting various restaurant segments and menu categories in the U.S. and Canada.

QSRs take on ‘better burger’ with better-for-you offerings

As health and quality concerns become increasingly prominent among consumers, QSR burger chains are looking to fight off negative health perceptions. Burgers are typically seen as indulgent, with health concerns being a key deterrent for consumption. Consequently, healthful burgers have their appeal; 37% of Millennials say they try to opt for healthful options when ordering […]