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Chicken Sandwiches Grow, Despite Being Dwarfed by Burgers

Sonic's cheesy pub chicken sandwich
Sonic's cheesy pub chicken sandwich. Photo/BusinessWire

CHICAGO — Hamburgers have been and are the chosen sandwich ordered at restaurants and other foodservice outlets, but an increasing number of consumers are becoming enamored with breaded chicken sandwiches, reports foodservice researcher The NPD Group.

Beverage Innovation Helps Restaurant Visits

CHICAGO—A fifth of today's consumers (21 percent, up from 16 percent in 2012) say that beverages play a very important role in deciding which restaurants to visit for meals. This increase is primarily driven by consumers aged 18 to 44, who tend to use beverages for a variety of occasions, including snacks and social visits.

Water is Top Daily Beverage for Adults, Not So Much for Kids

drinking waterCHICAGO — First Lady Michelle Obama recently embarked on a new campaign that encourages kids to drink more water, something they don't do a lot of now.

Fast-Casual in 2013 Still Sizzles

A colorful Panera Bread. photo by bmm

CHICAGO – Fast casual makes up only 14 percent of the $223 billion limited-service restaurant segment, but its sales continue to sizzle past other segments.

Comfort Foods, Sweets Build Craveability with Customers

Last summer's Bacon Sundae from Burger King. Photo of poster/bmm

CHICAGO – Craveability is a major purchase driver for restaurants.