It’s no secret that the restaurant meal has for several years now been the most hotly contested daypart among restaurants. New data from Mintel point to an acceleration of that battle, as restaurants expand their offerings even as consumers cut…

The most important meal of the day has become the hottest area of competition for the foodservice industry. Mintel, a leading market intelligence firm, reports that restaurants added more than 460 new breakfast items to their menus in 2009, more…

The nation’s high unemployment rate has thrown millions of people out of work, scared shoppers away from stores and threatened the economic recovery. Now it’s taking a bite out of breakfast. Breakfast sales had grown at a ravenous pace during…