Concepts Think Small for Big Success

Think small. It’s a common theme in the foodservice industry at the start of every new year, as patrons make resolutions to get healthy and operators roll out items with smaller portions and fewer calories. Chains like Amsterdam Falafelshop, Blackwood BBQ, Little Big Burger and Tava Indian Kitchen have built their brand on these small […]

Technomic Predicts 2016 Restaurant Trends for the U.K.

What’s the outlook for the U.K. foodservice industry? After identifying the top emerging trends in the U.S. and Canada, leading food research and consulting firm Technomic zeroed in on the U.K. market and sees these five trends impacting restaurants in the coming year: Trend 1: Fast-casual fever. The U.K. is due for a fast-casual revolution. […]

Sales Continue to Build for Build-Your-Own Concepts

By now we’re all familiar with build-your-own, sometimes called “Chipotle-style,” concepts. The foodservice industry has become home to many varieties of create-your-own restaurants across all types of cuisines, from pizza to vegetables. The trend shows no signs of slowing down. In 2014, restaurants with a create-your-own format—which moves customers down the line and allows them […]

Rising Beef Prices Driving Burger Industry Innovation

With the majority of consumers eating burgers at least weekly (57%), the popular entrée remains a staple of the American diet. Amid recent hurdles of rising beef prices and negative health perceptions, Technomic’s Burger Consumer Trend Report outlines key areas of opportunity relating to innovations that improve health and quality perceptions while maintaining a strong […]

Build-Your-Own Drives Industry Growth

Today’s younger consumers are more entitled, involved and engaged with controlling the food they order and eat at restaurants. That includes greater control over the kitchen. Today’s service models have moved the back of house into the front of house, giving customers more interaction and insight into what happens as their food is made. In […]