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Menu Tracking

Track menu items over time to spot trends in pricing, plating, preparation and more.

Menu Comparison

Check how a specific restaurant’s menus compare to others within its segment.

Foodservice News

Stay in touch with the Snapshot newsletter for a look at how the top news items are impacting the foodservice industry.

Insight Library

Examine quantitative analysis of trending flavors, ingredients, and dishes as they pertain to a range of food and drink categories.

500+QSR or Fast casual operators

300+Fine dining operators

550+ Family, midscale or casual dining operators

50Convenience stores

Coverage

Mintel Mintel Insights monitors US foodservice across 1,500 restaurants and retail outlets, collects 8,000 menus with more than 750,000 items added quarterly.

Analyst insight

Expert foodservice analysts combine quantitative menu data and trends with industry knowledge and consumer and market research to provide commentary on hot topics and key category analysis.

LTO Tracker

A monthly look at menu items that are promotional, seasonal, or in testing, including social media analysis and historical data.

Flavors and ingredients reports

A look at up-and-coming flavors and ingredients used in various dishes and dayparts.

Alerts

Alerts can be set for email notifications when new content is available in the Insight Library, a dashboard or free-text search.

Search and filter

Results include areas where the keyword is found throughout the site as a restaurant name, menu item dish, etc.

Industry Coverage

Restaurant Types

Chain Restaurants – Restaurants with more than six units
Independents – Restaurants with 1-6 units
Nationally Recognized – Independent, innovative chef-owned restaurants
Beverage – Restaurants with a focus on beverages such as Starbucks, Jamba Juice and bars
Top 100 Chains – The largest chains based on unit size in the US
Beverage operators
Dessert operators

Restaurant Segments

Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) – Low price point, counter service/drive thru service format, no table service, focus on fast, easy and portable food
Fast Casual Restaurant – higher check average/price point than QSR with an emphasis on more upscale decor
Family/Midscale Dining – Table service, family-oriented establishments with moderate price points. Limited or no alcohol
Casual Dining – Table service, higher price points, emphasis on decor, alcohol service
Fine/Upscale/Gourmet – Higher price point and quality of food, table service and sophisticated decor
Convenience stores – Retails a limited line of goods, primarily groceries and ready-to-consume beverages and snacks and may serve made-to-order food or beverage

Categories

Appetizers and Small Plates
Baked Goods
Beef
Beer
Burgers
Carbonated Soft Drinks
Chicken
Cocktails
Coffee
Dairy
Desserts
Fruits
International Cuisines
Pasta

Pizza
Plant-based Proteins
Pork
Salad
Sandwiches and Wraps
Sauces, Dips, and Spreads
Seafood
Smoothies and Shakes
Soup
Spirits
Tea
Vegetables
Wine