The best place to look for today’s c-store flavor trends? The year 2002. Tim Powell of Technomic says that while restaurants continue to innovate, c-stores are picking up the crumbs from several years ago.
If you’re like most foodservice operators, you have an ingrained excitement for new foods. Unfortunately for your culinary proclivities, you must temper that excitement with the reality of the average consumer’s palate.
It’s been three years since we began compiling the latest data around the foodservice-at-retail industry for our annual handbook, and consumers continue to shift more of their foodservice dollars toward convenience driven meals.