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A&W raises frothy mug to post-Yum Brands success. Five years out of its breakaway from Yum Brands ownership, A&W Restaurants is proclaiming its success as a standalone brand.

A&W raises frothy mug to post-Yum Brands success

Since being sold from YUM! Brands in 2011, the brand has experienced non-stop, year-over-year same-store sales and profit gains, as well as the opening of more than 40 new U.S. units, including 15 in gas and convenience stores, according to a company press release. That's quite a tale of industry re-emergence, particularly since the brand opened in 1919 in Lodi, California. In the early part of this century, the chain was acquired by Yum and in nine year's time was almost completely out of steam with sales sputtering and the overall system bleeding off units, according to the release. That's when a group of franchisees formed under the title of, "A Great American Brand" to buy the brand, putting its former president prior to the Yum acquisition, Kevin Bazner, back at the helm as CEO. How do millennials love thee? Let 'em count the ways. Millennials are a prime focal group for targeted marketing, a relatively untapped approach that marketers are slowly lining up to use for this 18-to-34 age demographic.

How do millennials love thee? Let 'em count the ways

The reasoning for that is as close as the nearest statistical report about this group, whose number in 2015 actually surpassed that of that other culture-changing demographic group, the Baby Boomers. In fact, take a look at the numbers: • In 2015, there were officially 75.4 million U.S., according to Pew Research, or about a fourth of our population.

. • Collectively, their buying power comes in somewhere around $200 billion. • They are online fiends, spending an average of about 25 hours a week on the web A distinguished age group But before delving into a marketing approach to this group, it’s essential to know how they operate and think, particularly compared to other age groups. Attention: If customers stop to take a look, you’ve achieved success for your marketing effort. Taco Bell hits pay dirt in vegetable patch. Regardless of whether it's a strong connection with animal welfare or a desire to eat in ways that are less resource-dependent or heavy with animal fats, it's clear that many more people are jumping on the vegan and vegetarian bandwagon these days.

Taco Bell hits pay dirt in vegetable patch

According to Statistic Brain, 7.3 million Americans now claim they are vegetarian with nearly 23 million claiming they follow a vegetarian-inclined diet. They tend to be people under the age of 54, although nearly 18 percent of those over 55 say they are vegetarian or vegan. The data also show that while nearly 60 percent have been following this meat-restricted eating plan for more than 10 years, a quarter of the current total number of vegetarians and vegans say they are relatively new followers of these diets, reporting that they've just changed to the meat-free eating plans in the last five years.

That means that nearly 2 million American adults have gone meat-free in the last five years alone. 50 menu additions perfect for fall. Ah, the season of fall.

50 menu additions perfect for fall

The joy, the bonfires, the family times, the earthy smell of pumpkin pie and hot chocolate with little marshmallows. Restaurants know that this season is prime for grabbing the taste buds of customers, and while many concepts are capitalizing on the pumpkin craze, others are challenging the status quo and releasing seemingly unrelated menu items this fall. Check out how several limited-service restaurants are embracing the flavors of the season. Fragrant Nature Kochi (Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala) - UPDATED 2016 Hotel Reviews - TripAdvisor. We're finding you the best rooms at the lowest prices from our partner.

Fragrant Nature Kochi (Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala) - UPDATED 2016 Hotel Reviews - TripAdvisor

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Will the menu trends of 2017 turn to the dark side? Charcoal, heavy fats and lots of bubbles may not sound like they belong on 2017's list of menu trends, but the Canadian food-centric marketing consultancy, THP, said its research shows otherwise.

Will the menu trends of 2017 turn to the dark side?

"Our customers look to us to develop recipes inspired by current and forward-looking ingredient trends," THP CEO Amanda Riva, said in a news release "Doing this helps ensure that the content we're developing resonates with a brand's core consumer, as well as the consumer group it's looking to grow. " The Toronto-based company's team of food experts said more than 2,500 recipes are created each year hoping to be top sellers in North America and the U.K. The right promotional approach can lift coffee, tea profits even higher. Mintel's top European trends for 2017 - and the firms already following them. The 4 biggest ways American beverage consumption will change in 2016.

Reuters The beverage industry is experiencing some major changes heading into the new year.

The 4 biggest ways American beverage consumption will change in 2016

Sugary sodas are under fire . Juice sales are slipping . Many of the brightest points are new brands and beverages that no one had heard of a few years ago. In other words, it’s a dramatic time to be in the world of beverages. The growth of energy, water, and sports drinks brands Focusing solely on carbonated soft drinks is “a thing of the past,” PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi told investors in October. Instead, Pepsi and other major beverage companies are all about developing new healthy beverages — or at least brands perceived as healthier — in the new year. “We’ve had some substantial investments in R&D that have allowed us to put out more new products,” Al Carey, the CEO of PepsiCo Americas Beverages said at Beverage Digest’s Future Smarts conference.

"Better-For-You" Beverage Trend Will Grow Even More In 2017. Bai was acquired for upwards of 10x sales Last month, Dr.

"Better-For-You" Beverage Trend Will Grow Even More In 2017

Pepper Snapple agreed to acquire healthy beverage maker Bai Brands, the maker of 5-calorie drinks and antioxidants, for $1.7 billion. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2017, and Bai is expecting sales of $435 million over the next 12 months. Hotel and Hospitality Food and Beverage Trends. 2017 Beverage Industry Trends by Asia Pacific Food Industry - Baqua. Last Call: 2017 Top Ten Trends in Food & Beverage.

Six days and counting to our free live streaming event “2017 Top Ten Trends Forecast!”

Last Call: 2017 Top Ten Trends in Food & Beverage

Six days and counting to our free live streaming event “2017 Top Ten Trends Forecast,” when I will be releasing our food & beverage forecast and how these trends will be effecting your businesses, exactly at 12 noon Eastern on Wednesday December 14, 2016! We have surpassed our goal of 500 attendees, and then some, and have been able to secure a small amount of additional "seats" - so please register now to secure your place. Sign up today. Fragrant Nature Backwater Resort & Ayurveda Spa (Kollam, India) - UPDATED 2016 Reviews - TripAdvisor. We're finding you the best rooms at the lowest prices from our partner.

Fragrant Nature Backwater Resort & Ayurveda Spa (Kollam, India) - UPDATED 2016 Reviews - TripAdvisor

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4 flavor trends for 2017 speak to complexity & comfort, Comax predicts. Next year, “consumers will seek comfort foods and … throwback flavors” as a way to recreate positive experiences from childhood and recall fond memories, Comax Flavors predicts in its 2017 Flavor Trends. It explains that “nostalgia runs deep in our food and beverage choices,” but because change is inevitable, classic and nostalgic flavors will find “their way into new and unexpected applications.” For example, root beer spiked with alcohol, newly launched malted cookies that offer a twist on malted milkshakes, pudding that is frozen and on-the-go single-serve cottage cheese that updates a 1950s diet food. The prediction echoes that of Parker Products, which predicts nostalgia will heavily influence ice cream flavors in the coming year.

In terms of flavors, Comax created a Nostalgia Remix assortment that includes grilled cheese, milk & cookies, root beer and marshmallow. Spice warms hearts, pallets Smoke continues curling into new categories. FoodNavigator-USA’s 15 food & beverage trends to watch in 2017. Food Trends 2017: What To Expect In Food, Dining, And Cuisine : Video. Seafood is expected to rise in popularity this year due to the rising tourism in areas such as Southeast Asia and seaside countries. Many popular cuisines are already known to utilize seafood items such as lobster, crab, and fish in many of their signature dishes. (Photo: Strictly Dumpling / YouTube) With 2016 coming to a close, foodies everywhere are looking for the next big food trends. Hotels and restaurants are aching to find the world's newest culinary leaders and well, they've made themselves known. 10 food trends to look out for in 2017. Are we done with doughnuts?

And when will we see our first Gatsbys on mainstream menus? Online editor Katharine Jacobs shares her predictions for the South African food scene next year. 1. 9 restaurant service trends we hope will disappear in 2017. Much has been written about how we now live in a post-fact world. To make matters worse, it sometimes seems, in this age of ranting tweets, that we may also be nose-diving into a post-hospitality world. A few disturbing trends we've been seeing in and around restaurant dining rooms would seem to indicate such a hospitality implosion.

Fortunately, as rampant as the following annoying behaviors are, the fixes are pretty easy – for any restaurateur who cares to go all squishy and cultivate return customers, that is. Food Trends We Hope Disappear in 2017. It's (finally!) The end of December, so we're bidding good riddance to this garbage year. Kerala’s backwaters at Fragrant Nature Retreat.

Competing with the tree-houses of Thekkady, the tea plantations of Munnar and the coastal vibes of Varkala, Kollam is no golden star on the tourist map. But for those seeking a romantic nest and the quintessential backwater experience of Kerala, parking up at Fragrant Nature will be a fairytale of fireflies and burnt orange skies. 2017 Food Trends: Here's what everyone will be eating (and Instagramming) Jt as clothing and cars go out of style, so too does food. 2016 was inundated with rainbow everything and, in stark contrast, black charcoal-activated everything as well.

Top 10 food trends predicted for 2017. Last updated 08:12, December 17 2016 supplied. Food trends for 2017: Filipino fare, fancy mocktails, vegetable innovations. TORONTO -- Filipino food, fancy fizzes, twists on traditional Jewish mainstays and artisanal jerky are a few trends that foodie insiders are seeing in their culinary crystal balls for 2017. Filipino fare includes adobo -- one of the island nation's traditional dishes, not to be confused with the sauce used in the canning of chipotle peppers -- which is made with chicken, garlic, vinegar, soy sauce and black pepper.

Amanda Riva, CEO of food marketing agency THP, says Filipino restaurants often feature ube, the beautiful purple yam becoming more available in stores in this country, along with grilled items, stews and noodle and rice dishes. Start eating purple for good health: the science behind 2017's new food trend. Ten cutting-edge food trends for 2017. Oct. 7, 2016 - by Monica Watrous Consumers are seeking to rediscover traditional cooking methods and explore global cuisines.

BOULDER, COLO. — Consumers next year may be eating chocolate at breakfast, sardines with lunch and goat for dinner, according to a new list of culinary trend predictions by Sterling-Rice Group. Food & Beverage Trends 2016-17. Feeling like a princess in Fragrant Nature Kochi.

This charming hotel, with its colorful floors, its marvelous design and the friendliest staff I have ever met, is a new addition to the world of luxury hotels in the city of Kochi in India. Even though it has opened its doors to the public recently, it has all the necessary ingredients that are going to make it climb to the top in a very short time. Who could imagine that I would spend my last two nights in Kerala at one of the most stylish hotels not only of Kochi, but of the whole state? Come with me to take a more detailed look at the astonishing hotel Fragrant Nature Kochi of the Aroma Group of Companies. 5 Top Food Trends You'll See in 2017.

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