Global Foodservice News – December 1, 2022 Edition

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After McDonald’s Deal, Krispy Kreme Seeks other Partners Executives of Krispy Kreme, Inc. expect partnerships, such as a recent one with McDonald’s, and international expansion to keep increasing global points of access, which reflect all locations where the company’s fresh donuts and cookies can be purchased. Charlotte-based Krispy Kreme in October said its donuts will… read more

GLOBAL FOODSERVICE NEWS – NOVEMBER 1, 2022 EDITION

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LEADING BRANDS ARE RETHINKING HOW THEY RECRUIT, RETAIN, AND VALUE THEIR BEST EMPLOYEES . . . . Navigating the Restaurant Labor Shortage Requires a NextGen Approach   According to Bureau Labor of Statistics numbers released in early October, food services and drinking establishments added 60,000 jobs in September. The hospitality sector now employs 11.8 million… read more

New Menu Items from Chains for Halloween Season

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New Menu Items from Applebee’s, Krispy Kreme, and Burger King Spooky season is coming to menus across the United States as foodservice locations usher in the Halloween season. Applebee’s brought back two Halloween-themed cocktails, which are available for a suggested retail price of $6. “Getting in on the Halloween fun is just another reason for… read more

Murry’s Acquires Foodservice Baked Foods Provider

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Murry’s Acquires Foodservice Baked Foods Provider Founded in 1989 and headquartered in McDonald, Tenn., Bake Crafters manufactures and distributes breakfast and other baked food products, primarily to the K-12 foodservice channel. The company’s products include pancake and waffle breakfast sandwiches, low-sodium bread, break bars, and french toast bites. According to the company, more than 420… read more

DESPITE WORSENING PANDEMIC CONDITIONS, 55 PERCENT OF LOYALTY CUSTOMERS GREW THEIR AVERAGE CHECK SIZE MORE THAN THE INFLATION OF MENU ITEMS . . . .

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Loyalty Programs Reach Record Levels in 2021 A growing number of casual-dining players recognize the importance of loyalty, no matter the size of their footprint. IHOP, one of the largest full-service chains in the world, debuted the International Bank of Pancakes in March, allowing customers to redeem digital coins for exclusive rewards. Dine Brands, the… read more

The Leader is Embracing the Role of Introducing Indian Cuisine to Americans

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When Sahil Rahman and Rahul Vinod, co-owners of Indian fast-casual concept RASA, were growing up, their fathers owned restaurants to create better opportunities for their children. It was not expected that one day, their children would go into the very same business to bring fast-casual Indian cuisine into the American public consciousness. “Owning a restaurant… read more

The Breakfast Brand is Leaning into Innovation and holding tight to Value. Customers are Responding.

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When First Watch went public last fall, CEO Chris Tomasso’s message to Wall Street was one the brand had circulated for years, only from a quieter forum. “Nobody is doing what we’re doing at scale.” It’s a point he reiterated Tuesday during First Watch’s Q2 call with investors. The chain closed the period, which ended June… read more