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Spring 2016: What’s Happening in the Foodservice Industry?

Apr.19.2016
11:44:22 AM

The foodservice industry is always evolving and new trends are always popping up. As an industry leader in foodservice data, we at CHD Expert pride ourselves on keeping up with the latest news and developments in the industry so that we may share these fresh insights with clients and colleagues.

We recently gathered some interesting updates from foodservice industry news sources (and our own archives) that we’d like to share with you. Here’s what we found:

Bottoms Up (QSR Magazine)
Many Fast Casual operators are adopting alcoholic beverage programs, hoping to boost sales with highly profitable wine, beer, and cocktails.

Playing with Fire (FSR Magazine)
More and more chefs around the country are experimenting with cooking with live fire to achieve flavors that modern foodservice equipment can’t always match. Live fire can also add a bit of flair to the dining experience.

Inside the New Quick-Serve Kitchen (QSR Magazine)
Quick Service brand kitchens aren’t often thought of as culinary innovators, but chefs at chains like Pizza Hut, El Pollo Loco, Arby’s, KFC, and Del Taco are breathing new life into menu development. In addition to sourcing raw materials and executing recipes in a quick manner, these chefs need to deliver food that is affordable and fast.

Taking a Look at a Slice of the Pizza Industry (CHD Expert)
Whether you prefer Chicago deep dish or New York’s crispier crust, there is one thing that most people can agree on when it comes to pizza: it’s delicious! Pizza has become so popular in the United States that it has graduated from just a simple food to a cultural staple. Can you guess how many Pizza and Italian restaurants there are in the United States?

March Trade Show Rundown: 2016 Pizza Expo and the Nightclub & Bar Show (CHD Expert)
Here at CHD Expert we understand the value of foodservice trade shows. Last month we attended the Pizza Expo and the Nightclub and Bar show in Las Vegas to discover the latest trends and innovations in the pizza and bar landscapes.

CHD Expert Releases Their 2016 Restaurant Unit Report, Reporting Industry Counts by State, Menu Type and Segment (CHD Expert)
As of March 2016, there were over 678,000 restaurants in operation across the United States, showing positive growth from 2015. In order to give foodservice professionals detailed, comprehensive information about the restaurant industry, CHD Expert recently released the 2016 Restaurant Unit Report.

Are you interested in learning more about the foodservice industry landscape in the United States?

CHD Expert is an industry leader in collecting, managing, and analyzing foodservice data. We have all kinds of foodservice data available and our database features 40+ filters you can use to segment data.

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