TGI Fridays Garlic Basil Bruschetta Bacon Mac Cheese Bites Ahi Tuna Crisps
T.G.I. Friday’s offers a menu of shareable dishes that includes, clockwise from left, Garlic & Basil Bruschetta, Bacon Mac & Cheese Bites and Ahi Tuna Crisps.

Consumers increase restaurant snacking

An increasing number of restaurant concepts like Arby's, Taco Bell and T.G.I. Friday's are capitalizing on consumers' desire for social, on-premise snacking.

It’s no secret that Americans love snacking, and they like going to restaurants to do it. But what time of day they snack, what they snack on and who’s doing the snacking is changing.

While traditional snacks like chips, pretzels, ice cream and popcorn are still popular, research shows consumers are also munching on foods more associated with full meals, such as bacon cheeseburgers, chicken strips and pizza.

“Consumers’ definition of a snack ha

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