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How restaurant operators can tap into the latest dessert trends
How restaurant operators can tap into the latest dessert trends

Desserts are eaten more than consumers admit, and they’re gravitating toward global, vegan options.

Ghost kitchens and virtual brands: pandemic necessity or the future of restaurants?
Ghost kitchens and virtual brands: pandemic necessity or the future of restaurants?

As consumers increasingly choose delivery and have more positive experiences with ghost kitchens, there is potential for these virtual brands to become a permanent part of the restaurant landscape.

Looking at the future of restaurant technology
Looking at the future of restaurant technology

Advancements that make the experience faster, safer and easier are among the most important future components of any restaurant.

Keeping up with consumer preferences means understanding changing ideas on health
Keeping up with consumer preferences means understanding changing ideas on health

Health innovation is now about touting beneficial nutrients, functional attributes and production methods.

Consumers’ appetite for pizza grows, but split between desire for healthy vs. indulgent
Consumers’ appetite for pizza grows, but split between desire for healthy vs. indulgent

There were few bright spots for the restaurant industry in 2020, but pizza was one of them.

Post-pandemic restaurant success means balancing the new normal with old habits
Post-pandemic restaurant success means balancing the new normal with old habits

Findings from Datassential’s Firefly 500+ report reveal an analysis of the country’s 500 largest restaurant chains and the most pressing industry trends.

Datassential: Subscription models shined in 2020, will see further growth
Datassential: Subscription models shined in 2020, will see further growth

There were few bright spots for restaurants in 2020. The subscription model was one of them.

Burger trends: Balance between meat and not, daring and classic
Burger trends: Balance between meat and not, daring and classic

From innovative sauces and high-end meats and cheeses to innovative replacements for the traditional bun, Datassential takes a look at the the biggest opportunities for growth in the ever-successful category.

Consumers continue to focus on sustainability, waste reduction through COVID
Consumers continue to focus on sustainability, waste reduction through COVID

Despite indulging more in restaurant takeout, delivery and home-shipped meal kits during the pandemic, consumers are more focused than ever on reducing waste and their impact on the environment.