Segment Spotlight

This section goes in depth on a selected foodservice and equipment supplies market segment. From commercial to institutional, from food trucks to correctional facilities, FE&S covers it all.

Sports Bars Hit a Home Run

The sports bar segment ups its game with more high-end menus and trendy cocktails to entice customers to stay after the games end.

Seafood Segment Weathers Tough Waters

Despite higher than average prices and consumer speculation on sourcing, seafood restaurants continue to keep their heads above water.

The Impact of Consumer-Direct Operations

Meal kit providers, kitchen-only restaurants and other industry disruptors change the face of foodservice.

The Fine Tuning of Fine Dining

A bright spot in the volatile foodservice industry, fine dining now features broader menu offerings and less stuffy service.

An Early Day Part Focus

Breakfast and lunch success depends on high volume and quick table turns.

Food Offerings Drive Profits

Upscale and innovative food and beverage programs help set family entertainment venues apart.

FroYo Segment Swirls in Transition

After a shakeout, the remaining players in the frozen yogurt industry find success with innovative offerings, overseas expansion and a unique business model.

Middle Eastern Cuisine Takes Hold

With healthier and more diverse menu options, the Middle Eastern restaurant segment is poised to become more prominent in the U.S.

On-premise Opportunities

On-premise catering programs continue to evolve through partnerships with nontraditional venues, incorporating local and seasonal ingredients and utilizing more versatile equipment.

Coffeehouses Continue Creative Focus

Although a crowded space, smaller players in the coffeehouse segment find success with proprietary brews, on-site roasting and creative offerings.

Rising to the Top

The better-burger segment  continues to expand as discriminating consumers seek unique and upscale  versions of a perennial favorite.