The Texas-based Farmer Brothers Company, known for their environmentally-conscious specialty coffee blends, has introduced a new line of seven different blends of hot tea. This new range of teas is produced with sustainable methods, features certified organic blends, and is packaged in pyramid-shaped teabags designed to appeal to the modern consumer. The seven blends consist of a mix of gourmet green, black, and herbal teas, two of which are winners of the 2017 Global Tea Championship.
McDonald’s is now appealing to millennial’s snapchat addiction to promote its brand and hire employees. Due to its past success, it is accepting job applications in the form of creative Snapchat videos called Snaplications. This creative strategy has lead to a vast increase in application numbers. McDonald’s is innovating and keeping up with the new media marketing techniques to spark the interest of the largest demographic. The goal is not solely to promote their brand, but to also teach useful skills for the employee’s future careers and assist with educational goals. McDonald’s has undoubtedly stepped up the game for other franchises to compete with.
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Although current shares are down 5%, Dominoes isn’t worried because they were superb for 26-straight weeks. And, now that the loyalty program is available, things are starting to perk back up for the pizza chain as customers redeem their slice of the pie and reward themselves with points for free pizza with every order. The program is available for all customers, is easy to use, and offers an array of additional perks and benefits for both the company and their customers.
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Malawi’s Pizza, which owns franchises in Virginia, Utah, and Texas, is on the cusp of donating its one-millionth pizza. The company’s “Journey to a Million Meals” giveback program seeks to deliver one nutrient-rich meal, made from locally sourced maize, to a child in Malawi for each meal sold in the United States. Co-founder Blake Roney and chef Kent Anderson co-developed the social enterprise concept, and research shows consumers are increasingly supporting commercial brands that support a social mission.
Pret A Manger, known for its generosity to customers, is launching its new app by giving five free coffees to the first 50,000 customers who download the app. The app will allow customers explore Pret’s menu, research nutritional information, find store locations, and make payments faster by scanning barcodes at the register. The app runs on the LevelUp platform and is available for use in most of the chain’s stores. Pret is also launching a coffee stamp card, rewarding customers with a free drink for every eight they buy.
Bite Squad, a leading provider of online and mobile food ordering and delivery services, announced the completion and consolidation of 17 local restaurant delivery services. Services from Aloha2Go and Delicious Deliveries to Restaurants Express and 864ToGo will now operate under the Bite Squad name and use its technology and environmentally friendly fleet. The acquisitions are part of the company’s strategy to consolidate the food-delivery business, deliver consistent service quality, grow its national presence, and achieve scale efficiencies.
There are a lot of new developments going on in off premises dining. Operators are responding to guest demands to get their food off the premises. Which Witch is a place that has seen less and less people at the physical location of the restaurant. But, this is not because they are leaving to eat at a different place. The brand is focusing more on speed now and convenience for the people ordering food from them.
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Beginning on Monday the 16th, Garbanzo is going to be serving up its all new hummus bowls. This will only be going on for a limited amount of time. These are very flavorful dishes that offer plenty of nutrition as well as great taste. Hummus bowls contain all of the amazing foods that people crave from Garbanzo. There are crisp veggies as well as rice and scratch made sauces in this amazing meal. If you meal is not right, it is on them.
The Waitbusters’ Digital Diner is a new widget that can help restaurant owners get more business by making restaurant reservations available to customers even when they are not open. The widget also will work over the restaurant website, so no downloading of an Ap is required of the restaurant owner or the consumer. This also has the advantage of making it possible for consumers to make their reservations as they are looking at a restaurant’s website, make choices about if this might be the place for them.
The demand for fresh produce in the U.S. is projected to continue growing with consumers searching for new and novel flavors. There are six trends which are the most important in the next few years. Online grocery shopping is becoming more common because of the convenience of being able to shop from your home. Meal-kit deliveries are also becoming all the rage since it allows consumers to receive fresh produce delivered to their door. Community supported agriculture programs (C.S.A.s) help connect local farmers to consumers allowing consumers to directly support local growers. The popularization of special diets such as paleo diets where raw food consumption is emphasized is creating a greater demand for fresh produce. Spicy foods have been enjoying a rise in popularity in the US which has led to the increased levels of chili pepper consumption. The flexitarian movement as well is contributing to increased fresh produce consumption. Flexitarians consume some meat but make fruits and vegetables a larger part of their diet.