Fast Food Spotlight: Menu Tracker: New items from McDonald’s, Subway, Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s

NRN Bret Thorn | Feb 10, 2022 Plus innovation at Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, Cinnaholic, Cousins Subs, Dave & Buster’s, Eggs Up Grill, Everytable, The Habit Burger Grill, Hard Rock Cafe, Hopdoddy, J. Gilbert’s Restaurant, Little Caesars, Pei Wei, Schlotzsky’s, Smokey Bones, Tous Les Jours, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Velvet Taco, Voodoo Doughnut and Ziggi’s Coffee Industry folk […]

Menu Pricing Spotlight: Chipotle’s menu prices are about 10% higher than last year, and still climbing

Dive Brief: Chipotle’s menu prices are roughly 10% higher overall compared with 2020’s prices, the burrito chain confirmed during its Q4 2021 earnings call on Tuesday. The chain hiked prices 4% in December to offset wage pressure and the cost of food items like beef and avocados. The menu price increases contributed to strong quarterly sales: […]

Chicken Wars Spotlight: When it Comes to Buffalo Chicken, Shake Shack Says ‘Don’t Wing It’

Beloved burger joint Shake Shack has unveiled its latest limited time offering, featuring the Buffalo Chicken Sandwich. The new menu item is a spin on the iconic Chicken Shack that has earned the brand a cult following over the years and elevates the experience of one of America’s favorite Sunday football snacks. To promote the virtues of the Buffalo […]

Covid Spotlight: Consumer Trends- Delivery Reigns But Buffets are bouncing back, Says YELP

The 2021 Yelp Economic Average studied search terms on the review platform to track the pandemic’s continued impact on restaurants. Food delivery remains hugely popular amid the pandemic’s ups and downs. But consumers are returning to communal dining concepts such as buffets and conveyor belt sushi. Those are some of the findings of the 2021 […]

Trend Spotlight: Next-level Charcuterie, Banana-themed Inspiration and Mexican Comfort Food Top List of 2022 Menu Trends

Flavor & The Menu’s annual Top 10 Trends point to the “democratization of innovation,” where some restaurant trends are now inspired by consumer behavior NEWS PROVIDED BY Flavor & The Menu  Jan 21, 2022, 08:39 ET FREEPORT, Maine, Jan. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Headturning charcuterie boards, inventive banana-infused drinks and desserts, and new spins on Mexican comfort […]

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