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Despite Challenges, Operators Remain Focused on Quality, Innovation


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Topics: menu innovation, recipe and ingredients innovation, formats, flavors, menu size, Pricing, Comfort food, Operators

2022 Must-Know Food Trends [INFOGRAPHIC]

Foodservice sales are projected to soar in 2022, bringing opportunities for menu innovation. Access our infographic to discover the trends and ingredients consumers crave so you can drive profits and create a winning menu. 

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Topics: Bacon, Pork Chop, Scrapple, Hickory, Brisket, Smoky, Tangy, Flexitarian, Plant-Based, Plant-Forward, Global, Regional, Food Trends, Premium Meats

NAE and Other Premium Claims Matter Now More Than Ever: Here’s Why

] NAE and Other Premium Claims Matter Now More Than Ever: Here’s Why

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted Americans to make a number of lifestyle changes—including altering what they eat.

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Topics: flavor, menu, Farm Promise, transparency, consumer, disease prevention, cuts, consumer trends and insights, premium attributes, Food Quality and Safety, Health and wellness, Environmental best practices, Sustainable, Care and feeding, Environmental stewardship, Responsible sourcing, No Antibiotics Ever, No growth promotants, Quality standards, Nutritional information, Health benefits of pork consumption, Importance of a balanced diet, Lifestyle and dietary, Food quality standards, Fresh Pork, Product attributes (i.e., what to look for)

Breakfast Trends That Resonate All Day Long [Infographic]

Breakfast foods are breaking out of the morning daypart. The pandemic changed how and when Americans enjoy breakfast favorites, with these shifts in preference expected to live long into the future. Access our Breakfast of Champions infographic to see how you can satisfy consumer demand for quick, convenient and protein-rich breakfast fare with everything from road-ready handheld options to hearty breakfast favorites. 

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Topics: formats, Creative Inspiration & Innovation, Flavor & Ingredients Trends & Insights, Consumer Trends & Insights, Sausage Patties, Breakfast, Menu Trends & Insights, Menu Strategy & Profitability, Bacon, Sausage Links, Sandwiches & Burgers, Limited Time Offers (LTOs), National, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Fire Up the ‘Cue

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Topics: menu strategy and profitability, formats, techniques, consumer trends and insights, premium attributes, Barbecue, Recipes, Menu Trends and Insights, Customer Experience, Food Quality and Safety, Creative Inspiration and Innovation, Flavor and Ingredients Trends and Insights, Creative Innovation, Ingredients Trends, Cuts and Flavors

Go Pig and Go Home: How Pork Can Drive Takeout, Delivery and Other Sales


The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many things, but pork’s popularity isn’t one of them. In fact, pork sales soared in 2020, posting steady year-over-year gains since March. (Sales were actually down 5% at the beginning of the month, but between March 8 and March 29, they jumped a whopping 56%.)

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Topics: pork, menu, consumer, merchandising and marketing, culinary, recipe ideas, menu strategy and profitability, recipe and ingredients innovation, formats, cuts, flavors, upselling, trends and insights, cuisines, premium attributes

How to Keep Takeout and Delivery Business Strong Post-COVID


Most states have begun to allow restaurants to offer outdoor and dining room service. But with COVID positivity rates rising in many areas, 58% of consumers remain very concerned about its resurgence—and public sentiment about dining out is mixed. In mid-July, more than half (52%) of consumers told Datassential they were avoiding eating out; another 28% said they’re dining at restaurants but feel nervous doing so.

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Topics: pork, menu, consumer, packaging, merchandising and marketing, menu strategy and profitability, recipe and ingredients innovation, flavors, upselling, profit margin strategies, menu size, techniques, presentation how-to’s, consumer trends and insights

The Sow Factor: Bacon’s Exciting Menu Effect


For years, bacon has been a beloved ingredient in the United States: more than 266.5 million Americans consumed it in 2019 alone. Their love for it seems to know no bounds, in fact.

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Topics: pork, merchandising and marketing, culinary, recipe ideas, operations, menu strategy and profitability, recipe and ingredients innovation, formats, cuts, flavors, upselling

Foodservice in a Post-Pandemic World

Robotics and other automation technologies may be the answer to production, profitability, and employee and food safety concerns that existed even before the industry was stymied by the COVID-19 crisis.

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Topics: labor costs, workplace safety, technology, automation, security, cost management

What the “New Normal” for Foodservice May Look Like

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The global coronavirus pandemic has dominated headlines for most of the year—especially since March 13, when the U.S. government declared the outbreak a national emergency. Fears about the health crisis have now been matched by fears of the economic crisis it has spawned.

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Topics: transparency, consumer, disease prevention, supply chain management, labor costs, packaging, foodservice

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