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Darren Tristano Appointed President of Technomic

Darren Tristano Appointed President of Technomic

Winsight, LLC (“Winsight”), a business-to-business media and information company specializing in the convenience-retailing, restaurant and noncommercial foodservice industries, announced that it has appointed Darren Tristano as President of Technomic. Winsight acquired Technomic, a provider of primary and secondary market information and advisory services to the food industry, in August. Tristano […]

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Technomic's Take: 2016 Food Trends

Technomic’s Take: 2016 Food Trends

The U.S. restaurant industry is evolving in profound ways, according to Technomic. The nation’s leading food research and consulting firm lays out 10 trends that may prove transformational in 2016, ranging from menu tweaks to technological and social upheavals. Technomic’s consultants and experts base their annual predictions on site visits […]

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Pieology Pizzeria Named Fastest Growing Chain in Technomic's Top 500

Pieology Pizzeria Named Fastest Growing Chain in Technomic’s Top 500

Company is First Fast Casual Custom Pizza Chain to Enter Ranking Pieology Pizzeria, where pizza lovers go to create custom pizzas in endless flavor combinations, has earned the number one spot in terms of sales and unit change in Technomic’s annual top 500 chain restaurant report. Technomic, the leading fact-based […]

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Zaxby’s Ranks as Most Craveable Fast Casual in Recent Technomic Study

Zaxby’s, known for its “indescribably good” chicken, can now call itself “the most craveable” fast-casual restaurant in America, according to a recent study published by Technomic, a market research firm specializing in the restaurant industry. The Consumer Brand Metrics program tracks the performance of 115 restaurants nationally, with Zaxby’s ranking […]

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Barbecue: Not just a hit on the backyard grill, but also at restaurants

Barbecue is synonymous with summertime, and the 4th of July is the pinnacle of barbecue season. Leading restaurant operators have picked up on this trend, too, as limited-time (LTOs) featuring barbecue over the last year were most common in the summer months and least common in the winter. In the […]

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National Restaurant Association, Technomic and Digital Coco Partner to Launch New Fast Casual Trends & Directions Conference

The National Restaurant Association, in partnership with Technomic and Digital Coco, today announced that it has created a new industry event focused on the fast casual industry segment. The National Restaurant Association Fast Casual Trends & Directions conference will be held Oct. 3, 2012, in Dallas. The conference is designed […]

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Wings: A Fan Favorite Beyond March Madness

Even if your favorite college basketball team falls out of contention, the March tourneys still provide an excellent excuse to gather around a platter of your favorite chicken wings. But the excuses don’t end with March. Wings have remained a year-round favorite, exhibiting substantial innovation and room for growth according […]

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Restaurants Show Growth in Soup and Salad Menu Items

Away-from-home soup and salad purchases are on the rise, as consumers seek light, healthy and affordable fare. A variety of portion sizes featuring soup/salad options on different areas of the menu allows consumers to tailor their meal specifically to their needs. Whether it’s a cup or bowl, side or entree, […]

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Drawing Teens and Tweens Into Restaurants Requires Targeted Marketing Strategies

Tweens and teens influence the decision making of their friends and families, playing a large role in their dining choices. Fifty-eight percent of teens and 54 percent of tweens report that their family decides together which full-service restaurant to visit. Tweens and teens have very distinct foodservice attitudes and behaviors, […]

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Restaurant Takeout Options Create Additional Revenue Channel Without Hurting Dining Room Traffic

Takeout options are an increasingly important source of revenue for restaurant operators, with 57 percent of consumers recently surveyed by Technomic saying they purchase takeout once a week or more. Operators worried that takeout sales could cannibalize dining room traffic can rest assured, as 60 percent of consumers who recently […]

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Restaurants Offer More Pork Choices

Leading restaurants are expanding their protein selection on menus by offering more pork dishes, according to foodservice consultants Technomic. With a 7 percent increase in menu mentions over the past year, pork is now being showcased in appetizers, entrees and sides. This protein suits the trend of using rustic, natural […]

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Alcohol Sales at Restaurants and Bars Expected to Increase by Nearly 2 Percent in 2011

Consumers are expected to increase their purchases of alcohol in bars and restaurants in 2011, with a forecasted uptick of 1.9 percent, according to leading food and beverage consultancy Technomic. Citing an improving sales climate at the nation’s eating and drinking establishments, Technomic notes that consumers are beginning to order […]

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Fast-Casual Restaurants Continue to Gain UK Market Share

Fast-casual restaurants, already the darlings of the U.S. restaurant industry, are continuing to gain market share in the U.K.– growing at a faster rate than their limited-service counterparts, according to Technomic’s 2010 Leading 100 U.K. Chain Restaurant Report. The term fast-casual applies to limited service restaurants that provide a sophisticated, […]

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11 Top Restaurant Trends for 2011

As the nation begins to emerge from recession, restaurants are seeing lapsed customers return. Same-store sales are inching up, signaling the industry’s initial rebound to health; hiring is also up, signaling positive expectations for 2011. But this isn’t the same restaurant industry as before. Big changes are on the way—on […]

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