Snacks — not just for kids and Scooby Doo anymore — have become a major driver of consumer behavior and spending in the last two years, affecting restaurant industry profits and planning in their wake. It’s no surprise, given the 12 billion snack visits made to restaurants and other foodservice entities annually, according to research
We’ve seen it pop up in the restaurant market for years, and the arrival of millennials wanting more customization in their dining experience has made smaller bites an increasingly attractive addition to menus nationwide. But when a established quick-serve giant like Taco Bell decides to adopt a new tapas menu as part of its business
Although long considered only a little taste to make restaurant guests even hungrier for their main meal, appetizers are enjoying an upswing in prominence — and popularity. In fact, according to DataSsential, a leading market research team for the food industry, more than 85 percent of restaurants nationwide — and more than 97 percent of
They’ve become a regular part of the indulgence of dining out, and loved equally for their shareability and finger food fun factor. Suffice it to say, consumer interest in appetizers isn’t going away any time soon. In all likelihood, you already know about the power of the appetizer menu to increase ticket amount and profits.