Restaurants hungry for more snack sales

CHICAGO Restaurant operators are ramping up marketing and R&D efforts to grab more snack sales, but they continue to face a considerable challenge in that daypart from retail locations, according to research firm Technomic.

Astudy by Technomic found that more than half of consumers snack at least once a day, but those people purchase most of their snacks from retail outlets as opposed to restaurants -- 83 percent to 17 percent, respectively.


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