Darren Tristano Appointed President of Technomic

Oakbrook Terrace, IL  (RestaurantNews.com)  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…
Technomic’s Take: 2016 Food Trends

Chicago, IL  (RestaurantNews.com)  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…
Pieology Pizzeria Named Fastest Growing Chain in Technomic’s Top 500

Company is First Fast Casual Custom Pizza Chain to Enter Ranking Rancho Santa Margarita, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Pieology Pizzeria, where pizza lovers go to create custom pizzas in endless flavor combinations, has earned the number one spot in terms of sales…
10 Restaurant Trends for 2014

Technomic, the nation’s leading foodservice research and consulting firm, brings together the best judgments of its consultants and editors to peer ahead into 2014, identifying trends that may significantly impact the restaurant industry. These expert insights are based on site…
Zaxby’s Ranks as Most Craveable Fast Casual in Recent Technomic Study

Athens, GA  (RestaurantNews.com) 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…
Consumer Expectations for Fast-casual Restaurants: Six Insights

Fast-casual restaurants position themselves as offering freshly prepared items that are a notch above those from traditional fast-food outlets in taste and quality, but presented in a more convenient and affordable format than casual-dining restaurants (CDRs). But what parts of…

As the credit markets have begun loosening up, more franchisees are starting to spread their wings and grow. A new report by Technomic and Restaurant Finance Monitor finds that the franchising of restaurant brands continues to be a major growth…

Chicago, IL  (RestaurantNews.com)  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…

Chicago, IL  (RestaurantNews.com)  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…

Chicago, IL  (RestaurantNews.com)  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…

Chicago, IL  (RestaurantNews.com)  As the New Year approaches, many Americans will make resolutions, often involving diets and healthy eating. Technomic has found that an increasing number of restaurants are able to meet these consumers’ needs by creating dishes that are…

Chicago, IL  (RestaurantNews.com)  While breakfast sales have grown steadily for restaurants, retailers and suppliers over the past few years, consumer data shows that the market is not yet saturated and there are still plenty of opportunities within this category. Technomic…

Chicago, IL  (RestaurantNews.com)  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…

Chicago  (RestaurantNews.com)  The bakery cafe segment, which accounts for $5 billion in annual sales and over 3,600 units nationwide, has been able to successfully navigate the middle ground between quick- and-full service restaurants to outpace industry sales and unit growth…

A new report released by Technomic examines the menus of 100 independent restaurants across the U.S. to identify new food and beverage trends currently taking shape. The report finds these restaurants preparing dishes in innovative ways, one of which involves…

CHICAGO  (RestaurantNews.com)  Mediterranean items are becoming more prevalent on restaurant menus across numerous segments, as operators are able to position these items by taking advantage of growing consumer interest in ethnic cuisines, better-for-you fare, and vegetarian foods. “Mediterranean cuisine certainly…

CHICAGO  (RestaurantNews.com)  Few restaurants and caterers would be surprised to hear that catering orders for business and medical offices slipped during the economic downturn of the past three years. But what may be surprising is that breakfast and dinner catering…

 A new study by Technomic reveals good news for mobile food vehicles, as 91 percent of consumers polled who are familiar with food trucks say they view the trend as having staying power and not a passing fad. Only 7…