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New products, menu innovation and shifting food strategies at Target and Wal-Mart proved popular with SmartBrief readers this week, starting with plans for Hershey’s Krave Pure Foods unit to roll out meat snack bars this summer in flavors including black cherry barbecue and basil citrus.
On the restaurant front, Dunkin’ Donuts is experimenting with waffle breakfast sandwiches, cold-brew coffee and other premium menu items in a push to compete with McDonald’s all-day breakfast offerings.[…] Continue Reading »
Chain restaurant stories resounded with SmartBrief readers this week, starting with McDonald’s application to trademark the slogan “The Simpler the Better” as part of an ongoing streamlining of some parts of the chain’s menus and operations. A report from Technomic revealing a 4.9% growth in the top 500 US restaurant chains last year led by continued growth in the fast-casual sector also proved popular, as did the debut of Burger King’s Angriest Whopper and the key role digital technology is playing in McDonald’s marketing efforts.[…] Continue Reading »