QSR, Restaurant and Food Service Trends

Where to Eat Canada's Most Iconic French Fries-Based Dish Poutine? A New Study Lists Top 10 Restaurants
August 01, 2023

Where to Eat Canada's Most Iconic French Fries-Based Dish Poutine? A New Study Lists Top 10 Restaurants

Schwart's, Modavie, Aux Anciens Canadiens top the list of Canada's most popular restaurants serving Poutine. The study is based on customer reviews of these restaurants on TripAdvisor.
Wendy's is Fueling 'Fry'-nals with FREE Hot & Crispy Fries for Philadelphia-Area College Students
May 04, 2023

Wendy's is Fueling 'Fry'-nals with FREE Hot & Crispy Fries for Philadelphia-Area College Students

It's finals time, a.k.a. the season of all-nighters in the library. Wendy's® knows late-night cram sessions can leave you hungry for the right answers – and for a late-night snack,
Lamb Weston Reports Fiscal Third Quarter 2023 Results; Updates Fiscal Year 2023 Outlook
April 10, 2023

Potato Processor Lamb Weston F2023 Q3 Results: Sales up 31 percent YOY, volume flat

Potato Processor Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LW) announced its fiscal third quarter 2023 results and updated its fiscal 2023 outlook.
Global Hospitality Providers Head To Dubai As Regional Industry Plans Multi-Billion Investments
April 06, 2023

Global Hospitality Providers Head To Dubai As Regional Industry Plans Multi-Billion Investments

Major worldwide players will gather in Dubai this May (23-25 May) at The Hotel Show – the undisputed flagship for, and gateway to, the Middle East’s multi-billion-dollar hospitality industry
Rosas de patata al horno
April 04, 2023

Rosas de patata al horno: la divertida guarnición para acompañar la carne

¿Aún no has probado las rosas de patatas? Pues no sabes lo que te estás perdiendo. Se trata de una receta que, como su propio nombre indica, su ingrediente principal y absoluto protagonista es la patata.
Diners will pay more for meals that include potatoes, a Potatoes USA study finds.
January 26, 2023

Diners will pay more for meals that include potatoes

A recent study of 1,500 patrons (consumers who eat out at restaurants) identified habits and opinions of restaurant patrons related to potatoes.
The next generation of fries have arrived… and they are REALLY Crunchy!
January 18, 2023

The next generation of fries have arrived… and they are REALLY Crunchy!

Lamb Weston has launched its latest potato innovation in the United Kingdom: REALLY Crunchy Fries! These ground-breaking coated fries promise an unbeatable long-lasting crunch sensation and are also very sustainable.
Insane price of bag of chips at Woolies
January 17, 2023

Australian potato shortage now impacting potato chips as well as frozen fries

Australian supermarket chain Woolworths has confirmed a major potato shortage has caused the price of potato-based snacks to soar – resulting in 'insane prices' for a single bag of chips.
Peak of the Market Ltd. Celebrates Manitoba Growers and Restaurants with Potato Week 2023
January 15, 2023

Peak of the Market Ltd. Celebrates Manitoba Growers and Restaurants with Potato Week 2023

Potato Week, presented by Peak of the Market Ltd., is back for a fifth year of delicious dishes featuring Manitoba-grown potatoes.
What Do Consumers Really Think About Restaurant Sustainability?
December 14, 2022

What Do Consumers Really Think About Restaurant Sustainability?

In a recent newsletter, Simplot addresses Restaurant Sustainability. Datassential reports that restaurants are moving swiftly to adopt more sustainable business practices. But do their customers even care?
Processing center for thousands of meals for the Santander Group City in Madridr the Santander Group City in Madrid
December 12, 2022

Processing center for thousands of meals for the Santander Group City in Madrid

A sustainable food service concept and new processing center for the production of thousands of meals for the Santander Group City in Madrid. Healthier, fresher and more regional: Sodexo provides the employees of the Santander Group
Lamb Weston launches Sergio Herman's Frites Atelier-Frites for the catering segment
November 24, 2022

Lamb Weston launches Sergio Herman's Atelier-Frites for the catering segment

Lamb Weston is launching a new potato product in the Netherlands and Belgium in collaboration with Sergio Herman: Atelier-Frites . The product is intended for chefs who want to serve french fries of the same high quality as their meat, fish or vegetarian dishes.
Foodservice Operators Turn to Frozen Foods to Meet their Business Needs
November 12, 2022

Foodservice Operators Turn to Frozen Foods to Meet their Business Needs

New research finds that more than 90% of foodservice operators use frozen foods in their menus, with the healthcare, convenience store and fast casual categories reporting the greatest increase in use since 2019.
McDonalds Canada welcomes the new distinctly delicious McCrispy sandwich to roster of menu favourites
August 23, 2022

McDonald's Canada welcomes the new distinctly delicious McCrispy sandwich to roster of menu favourites

Calling all chicken enthusiasts - McDonald's Canada is welcoming its newest permanent menu item, the McCrispy®, available now at participating restaurants nationwide.
Simplot suggests 24 Low-Cost Sustainability Tactics to Restaurants
July 27, 2022

Simplot suggests 24 Low-Cost Sustainability Tactics to Restaurants

The drive for greater sustainability in restaurants remains one of the industry’s hottest trends in 2022. Fully 55% of U.S. consumers say they have shifted their purchase behavior to be more sustainable.
BurgerFi and Gopuff Expand Pilot to Deliver Fresh Made Burgers and Fries to Customers Nationwide
July 10, 2022

BurgerFi and Gopuff Expand Pilot to Deliver Fresh Made Burgers and Fries to Customers Nationwide (United States)

BurgerFi, one of the nation's fastest-growing, premium fast-casual concepts, and Gopuff, the go-to platform for immediate delivery of customers' everyday needs, announced plans to expand the delivery of BurgerFi items.
In-home dinners will remain elevated above the pre-pandemic level through 2024
July 10, 2022

NPD: Consumers will continue to eat more dinners at home

Inflation and other rising costs have consumers looking to cut expenses, and eating more dinners at home is one way they do it. Out-of-necessity dinners at home peaked during the pandemic but have since normalized.
Potato farmers in Kenya close to a deal with KFC.
May 31, 2022

Potato farmers in Kenya close to a deal with KFC

In the next two months, Kenyan potatoes will be on the menu of the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). This follows an intervention by the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), Agriculture Sector Network (ASNET) and the American fast food chain.
New brand identity for Fruit Logistica and Asia fruit Logistica
May 19, 2022

New brand identity for Fruit Logistica and Asia Fruit Logistica

The leading trade shows for the global fresh produce business and for Asia’s fresh produce business are presenting a modern new logo and introducing a joint corporate design in 2022.
KFC Cheese wedges (Source: KFC Singapore)
May 04, 2022

Another frozen Potato Supply Chain hickup: NO Fries for KFC customers in Singapore

KFC Singapore said on Thursday April 28 that it is not offering French fries for now but assured customers that the item 'will be back soon'. Instead, the fast-food chain is offering wedges, cheese wedges and golden cheddar wedges on its menu in Singapore.
US: Nacho fries return for a limited time as fans take the driver's seat in the latest trailer from taco bell
March 13, 2022

Nacho fries return for a limited time (US) as fans take the driver's seat in the latest trailer from Taco Bell

For the love of Nacho Fries, Taco Bells' #1 best-selling limited-time offering is back in the United States. A fan-favorite menu item like this deserves a fan-first celebration to match, which is why Taco Bell is giving fans plenty of ways to dip into the nacho cheesy sauce goodness.
This article was originally sent via email from CEO Chris Kempczinski to McDonald’s employees and franchisees.
March 08, 2022

McDonald's To Temporarily Close Restaurants & Pause Operations in Russia

Earlier today, McDonald's CEO Chris Kempczinski announced in an email to staff and franchisees that McDonald's will temporarily close its restaurants and pause operations in Russia.
Kerry identifies barbecue as the world’s top taste in 2021
February 24, 2022

Kerry identifies barbecue as the world’s top taste in 2021

Kerry, the world’s leading taste and nutrition company has reviewed extensive research and examined global trends in emerging flavors in an effort to identify the top global taste trend in 2021.
Simplot's outlook: 4 Operational Trends for Restaurants in 2022
January 08, 2022

Simplot's outlook: 4 Operational Trends for Restaurants in 2022

Potato Processor Simplot looks ahead at 2022. What should restaurant operators expect? An experts view on the supply chain crisis, labor shortages, new technology and restaurants’ innovative solutions.
McDonald's Japan, Small Fries
December 23, 2021

Only small fries for McDonald's customers in Japan, as floods in Western Canada disrupt supply

Fans of McDonald's Fries in Japan are out of luck next week. The restaurant chain will only offers its small size portions, as flooding in Western Canada and COVID-19 disrupts the global supply chain for 'McDonald's potato'.
Locura en las redes con el vídeo del cocinero de la tortilla de patata de 57 huevos
December 08, 2021

Locura en las redes con el vídeo del cocinero de la tortilla de patata de 57 huevos

Somos perfectamente conscientes de que uno se puede encontrar con casi cualquier cosa mientras navega por la red, pero aún así nos seguimos sorprendiendo. Y eso es, precisamente, lo que ha pasado con un chef... y su tortilla de 57 huevos.
Miso Robotics Announces Flippy 2 Next Generation Flagship Product
November 02, 2021

Miso Robotics Foodservice Robot Flippy is growing up

Miso Robotics, the startup transforming the foodservice industry with intelligent automation, unveiled the newest model of Flippy, its flagship product, aptly named Flippy 2.
Like baked potatoes? SpudULike is back...
November 02, 2021

Like baked potatoes? SpudULike is back...

James Martin’s famous passion for food and ingredients is seen in his best-selling cookbooks, restaurants and on screen each week in the highly popular and award-winning James Martin Saturday Morning.
Anuga 2021 exceeds expectations
October 17, 2021

Anuga 2021 exceeds expectations

Over 70,000 visitors from 169 countries – spirit of optimism at the leading global trade fair for food and beverages - high level of satisfaction among both the exhibitors and visitors
Wendy's introduces 'Hot & Crispy Guarantee' for its french fries in the United States
October 13, 2021

Wendy's introduces 'Hot & Crispy Guarantee' for its french fries in the United States

Wendy's is taking a stand against cold and soggy fry disappointment from industry competitors with the introduction of a new Hot and Crispy Fry Guarantee. Reinvented Hot and Crispy Fries are a cut above the competition, preferred nearly 2:1 to McDonald's French Fries in a national taste test
KFC Japan runs out of french fries
October 12, 2021

KFC Japan suspends French fry sales as global logistics breaks down

No doubt the mouths of KFC fans were watering as they made their way to the chain’s branches in Japan last weekend. Unfortunately, many of them had to walk away with less than the full fried satisfaction they’d been hoping when they found out KFC ran out of French fries.
United States potato sales strong in the marketing year 2020-21.
October 02, 2021

United States potato sales strong in marketing year 2020-2021

The marketing year that ended in June 2021 was unlike any year the US potato industry has ever experienced. With pandemic restrictions ebbing and flowing from June 2020 to July 2021, sales at foodservice fluctuated while retail purchases remained extremely strong throughout the year.
La mejor tortilla de patatas de España.
September 28, 2021

La mejor tortilla de patatas de España se cocina en Alicante Gastronómica 2021

La mejor tortilla de patatas se cocinará en Alicante Gastronómica, un certamen que ha apostado por un campeonato único y singular creado por Rafael García Santos para poner valor una de las señas de identidad de la gastronomía española.
McCain tiene como principal cliente a McDonald's y también es dueña de la marca de pizzas Sibarita.
August 31, 2021

Argentina: El negocio de las papas congeladas repunta tras la apertura de bares y restaurantes

A medida que la pandemia va permitiendo la apertura de los distintos sectores de la economía argentina, uno de los negocios con perspectivas de crecimiento en el corto plazo, es el de las papas congeladas. En este contexto, la canadiense McCain, espera crecer en volumen más del 35 porciento en el próximo año.
Wendy's is giving its french fries a makeover
August 30, 2021

Wendy's is giving its french fries a makeover

The fast food chain is giving its top-selling menu item a makeover for the Covid era: a fry that retains more heat and keeps its crispiness longer compared to its predecessor.
Kumpir and other potato dishes you probably never heard of
August 20, 2021

Kumpir and other potato dishes you probably never heard of

Kumpir takes first place in this as it is more of a street food that is closely associated with Istanbul’s Ortaköy district. It is a baked potato that gets mashed in its own peel with some butter and chees.

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