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The daypart is dead

Why consumers are grazing instead of sitting down to full meals


Welcome to First Bite, a Nation’s Restaurant News podcast, your daily source of news from NRN hosted by Holly Petre.

Today, we’re talking about how the daypart is dead.

The three-course meal and the three-meal day still have their part to play in nourishing Americans, but increasingly consumers are spreading out their eating to suit their evolving needs. A breakfast flatbread with a mimosa at 10 a.m. after the morning Zoom meetings, a 3 p.m. snack of cold cuts and cheese puffs while socializing with friends over beer after a short day working from home, and late-night tacos after a long day working from home to make up for that short one are increasingly replacing breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The daypart is dead and Bret Thorn has more to say about it.

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