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CosMc’s Demonstrates McDonald’s Ability to Further Expand the QSR Industry and Challenge Its Competitors

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McDonald’s recently threw its hat into the beverage-leaning QSR ring with the launch of its CosMc’s chain. Can this latest innovative strategy in expanding its menu offerings challenge the more established competitors in the industry and enhance customer experience? Joe Reinstein, Executive Director at the Digital Restaurant Association, provided some timely insight into McDonald’s…

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Fast Food Customers Want More Convenience and Unique Fare. McDonald’s Answers with CosMc’s.

Earlier this month, McDonald’s unveiled its first CosMc’s location in Bolingbrook, Illinois, marking the launch of a new spinoff brand inspired by the McDonaldland mascot CosMc. Additionally, the restaurant chain is set to open 10 locations by the end of 2024, including nine in Texas. CosMc’s is a beverage-focused chain that will feature a…

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Improved AI Technology is Going to Change How Efficient QSRs Are For Customers and Driving Profits

Quick service restaurants (QSRs) and AI are becoming indispensable for improving efficiency, customer satisfaction, and revenue. AI streamlines order processing, enhances inventory management, personalizes customer experiences, optimizes workforce deployment, and adapts quickly to market trends. Collectively this all helps transform the QSR sector with increased efficiency, reduced costs, and superior customer experiences. Additionally, when…

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FBD Frozen’s 77X Frozen Cocktail Series Expands and Prepares Beverage Ready at the Call

The art of cocktail-making has evolved with technology at its side and it’s shaping a new frontier in mixology. Gone are the days of cumbersome processes and the labor-intensive nature of preparing exquisite frozen cocktails. The world is in a modern age where efficiency meets innovation. Businesses now have the opportunity to elevate their…

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Restaurant Businesses That Want to Attract and Retain Talent Must Offer Competitive Wages and Innovative Programming to Employees

The landscape of restaurant businesses is in the balance of a major shift, grappling with a scarcity of skilled labor even as it strives to rebound from the pandemic. According to the National Restaurant Association, the year 2023 has proved monumental for the restaurant industry with sales expected to reach $997 billion. A crucial…

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Chipotle is Expanding Into Rural Communities. It’ll Need to Reevaluate its Fresh Food Supply Chain.

Supply chain issues are far from over but Chipotle is expanding into a new market that could heavily impact their fresh food supply. The company recently announced its new expansion strategy to open in smaller towns, but some issues can arise beyond its control. The quest for unique and specific offerings in establishments like…

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Customer Experience was Changed by the Pandemic, But Technology Came in to Revitalize It

The world was forever changed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the customer experience industry, especially in the restaurant sector, has faced unprecedented challenges and transformation. The role of technology has been amplified, not only as a survival tool during a time of social distancing and lockdowns, but also as a driving force for long-term,…

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Fostering a Culture of Engagement is Key to Combating Employee Disengagement and Quiet Quitting
June 12, 2024

Employee engagement in the U.S. workforce has reached an alarming 11-year low, with only 30% of employees actively engaged at work, according to Gallup. This significant drop in engagement and rise in disengagement highlights a pressing challenge for leaders across various industries on how to foster a culture where employees feel motivated and valued. What…

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How a Futurist Sees Healthcare Being Delivered!
June 12, 2024

In a recent episode of the “Healthcare Rethink” podcast by FinThrive, host Brian Urban explored the future of healthcare with Trond Arne Undheim, a leading Futurist and Research scholar in Global Systemic Risk, Innovation, and Policy. Undheim, author of “Health Tech: Rebooting Society Software, Hardware, and Mindset,” shared his vision of a healthcare system…

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Industry-Wide Collaboration and Historical Aerodynamic Insights Ensure eVTOL Safety
June 11, 2024

The electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) sector is on the cusp of revolutionizing urban mobility, yet it faces significant aerodynamic challenges. With the rise of urban air mobility, the industry must navigate complex issues like vortex ring state and outwash effects. As the technology progresses, the stakes are high for ensuring safety and…

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Seamless eVTOL Urban Air Mobility Requires Smart Vertiport Design and Regulatory Support
June 11, 2024

The electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) industry is on the brink of transforming urban air mobility, with significant investments fueling rapid advancements. Projections indicate a substantial growth in the sector, underscoring its potential to reshape transportation. However, these developments bring forth considerable challenges, particularly concerning infrastructure and safety. What are the main infrastructural…

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Unleashing Efficiency & Sustainability in Food and Beverage with Siemens’ Digital Twin
April 18, 2023

Key Points: Food and beverage industry is rapidly modernizing and digitizing to meet customer demands and improve efficiency while keeping up with structurization. Sustainability is becoming a key focus area for consumers and companies. Siemens offers Digital Twin, a hardware and software solution that optimizes operations, reduces waste, improves sustainability, and increases efficiency. Summary:…

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SupplySide West 2021: Market Trends
January 4, 2023

Supply Side West holds immense significance for Deerland, providing a platform for innovation and a chance to understand customer needs. This event keeps Deerland in tune with market trends and ensures the development of impactful and sought-after products. The return to in-person interactions at Supply Side West is truly invigorating, allowing Deerland to engage with…

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From Laborious to Streamlined: Pearson’s Packaging Automation Solutions Can Transform Food & Beverage Production
November 1, 2022

Packaging automation solutions are swiftly revolutionizing the production landscape, transforming it from a laborious endeavor fraught with inefficiencies to a streamlined, cost-effective process. Indeed, a walk through the contemporary production environment reveals a tale of missed opportunities, where work overflows and hands are scarce, both in number and the requisite skill. But in the…

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AFC Bournemouth and Kitchen CUT Ready for Kick Off
March 3, 2021

With the UK hospitality industry poised to for a return to business in the coming weeks, AFC Bournemouth have been using the time during lockdown to streamline their Food and Beverage processes with the implementation of F+B Engine from Kitchen CUT. The football stadium caters for 11,500 fans that come through their gates each match…

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How IoT is Reshaping the Restaurant and Hospitality Industries
February 23, 2021

Every industry the world over is feeling the effects of innovative IoT solutions, and the restaurant and hospitality sectors are certainly no exception. On this episode of To the Edge and Beyond, brought to you by Intel’s Internet of Things Group, host Mariya Zorotovich was joined by Orietta Verdugo, Global Hospitality and Restaurants General Manager…

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CFO David Lee: Impossible Foods Reduces Wholesaler Prices 15% ‘Because We Can’
January 27, 2021

Even during an economic downturn amid uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Impossible Foods is thriving. After consistent growth over the last two years for Impossible Foods and other alternative protein companies, Impossible recently announced it would cut prices of its signature products for foodservice distributors in the U.S. The cut would be about…

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Dining Concepts Get Virtual Shakeup
January 14, 2021

Food is serious business. Now, on The Main Course, host Barbara Castiglia will invite insiders on the front lines of food to share their expertise, strategies, and forecasts for navigating the ever-changing restaurant industry.   The food and beverage industry is on the cusp of a revolution. The convergence of technology, a pandemic, and shifting…

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Run the Pass Returns: Exploring Foodservice’s Rebound in 2021
January 7, 2021

This January, Executive Chef Andre Natera is heading to a new city in the Lone Star State. You’ll follow Chef Natera as he travels to North Texas to take on Dallas, where he’ll explore the future of hospitality with the industry movers and shakers leading the way. From chefs growing successful restaurants by building media…

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