Three Concepts Prove Pork’s Power in Convenience Dining

Three Data-Backed Concepts Prove Pork’s Place in Convenience As we’ve seen through our in-depth look at dining out, convenience reigns for consumers. While taste will always heavily influence dining-out decisions, people are often in a hurry and want something simple they can eat on the go. To see how pork can fit into these occasions, […]

Bits Aren’t Only for Bacon: Pork’s Relevance in Digital Dining

Bits Aren’t Only For Bacon: Pork’s Relevance in Digital Dining   Mobile technology is now an integral part of our lives. We use it for everything from news and information gathering, to directions and entertainment, so it’s no surprise to see the foodservice industry embrace it too. According to The NPD Group’s “Delivering Digital Convenience” […]

4 Approaches to Increase Pork’s Presence in Fast Casual

Four Ways to Increase Pork’s Presence In Fast Casual Dining Although overall foodservice traffic remained flat in 2018, fast casual restaurants – which offer quality food without full table service – began to separate themselves from the pack. According to the NPD Group, traffic in the fast casual sector rose 3% last year – a statistic that shouldn’t […]

Convenience Reigns in Our Fast-Paced World

In Our Fast-Paced World, Convenience Reigns The demand for convenience is impacting most industries – including communications, retail, tourism, and of course, foodservice. As our recent All About Dining Out report showed, more than a third (35%) of consumers eat out to save time. In fact, a recent report by Technomic shows that 85% of consumers decide what to […]

Success in Asian Foodservice: 3 Keys for Pork

Three Keys for Pork in Asian Foodservice Trends When we look at pork’s popularity in multicultural cuisine, two types of dishes always stand out – Hispanic and Asian. Coincidentally, these dishes are also what today’s consumers are craving. A 2018 Chain Analyzer report from Datassential revealed 51% of consumers crave Mexican and Latin pork dishes, […]

As Gen Z Hits Campus, Can Pork Be Relevant?

Pork Can Shine in On-Campus Dining College campuses are a constant source of change, but there’s a generational shift occurring today that’s important to the pork world. Right now, colleges are transitioning from Millennial to Gen Z populations, and as a result, the expectations of dining halls are evolving. According to Datassential’s College and University Keynote report, […]

These 3 “health-forward” pork dishes performed well in consumer tests

Putting 3 “Health-Forward” Pork Dishes to the Test As we saw in our All About Dining Out report, there’s an interesting dichotomy surrounding pork in away-from-home dining. Consumers often view pork as an indulgence, but are weighing the desire to treat themselves against wanting to eat healthy. Of course, we all understand the numerous health benefits of […]

In Depth: The Tenderloin – 3 Keys for Greater Success at Retail

Through our Insight to Action research, we’ve identified pork cuts that warrant deeper analysis. Periodically, we’ll share our findings on these and provide insights and opportunities for each. This is the first in our “In Depth” series. In Depth: The Tenderloin With grilling season and summer celebrations now in full swing, ribs, brats and chops […]

How Healthy Appetites Drive Dining Out Decisions

Healthy Appetites Are Part of Dining Out Our recent All About Dining Out report showed indulgence is a major reason why consumers opt to dine out, but those indulgent occasions aren’t the only reason consumers are keeping their kitchens dark.  Just like when they’re cooking for themselves, health is still a major factor in our daily meal decisions.   Healthy options remain important for consumers across all […]