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2014-05-19 12:27:03

CHICAGO, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sandwich consumption is high; on average, consumers eat more than three sandwiches per week. However, 54 percent of consumers (up from 51 percent two years ago), indicate they are preparing sandwiches themselves. This means operators and suppliers will need to focus on hard-to-duplicate menu items to entice consumers to purchase more sandwiches away from home. Zeroing in on the quality of their sandwich ingredients is also essential. Compared to two...

2014-03-24 12:26:18

Annual Top 500 report provides key industry update and market share by menu category CHICAGO, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 500 largest U.S. restaurant chains registered a 3.5 percent annual sales increase in 2013, a significant decline from 4.9 percent the prior year. According to data released today by Technomic, Inc. in its annual reporting on the top U.S. restaurant organizations, the foodservice consultancy found that U.S. systemwide sales for the Top 500 chains grew to an...

2014-02-05 12:26:25

CHICAGO, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Soup, a classic comfort food, and salad, quintessential healthy fare, are favorites of the American diet. Ongoing emphasis on healthful eating, along with the rise of the fast-casual segment and retail prepared foods--both strong channels for soup and salad--continue to keep these offerings in the limelight. Across the foodservice spectrum, operators are capitalizing on the popularity of soup and salad. Restaurants offering soup and salad now face...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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