Grocerant Guru's articles

  1. Data & Insights
  Yes, you read that right, Zaxby’s, the premium quick-service restaurant, beloved for its Chicken Fingerz, wings and legendary Zax Sauce, has partnered with Alabama-based gourmet popsicle brand Frios to introduce sauce-flavored popsicles. Zaxby’s ‘Saucesicles’ that went online for free Sept. 19, 2022 through saucesicles.com, first come first served, while supplies last. The frozen treat will feature two […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
  Regular readers of this blog know that consumers paid higher prices for everything from cereal to eggs last month, sending retail food price inflation up 0.7% in August and 13.5% year over year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Last months, 13.5% increase was the highest rate for that number since March 1979, the […]
  1. Holiday & Events
  Restaurants, Convenience Stores, Grocery Stores let the fun begin!  Did you know that 60% of Americans agree that it is socially acceptable to start celebrating the holiday before October. That said, we turned to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.  Johnson, stated, “linking your brand to ‘fun’ edifies it with […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  Here are some of out Grocerant Guru’s Clues from National Restaurant Show 2022 .  The retail foodservice customer is not fickle, they are evolving, dynamic, and moving forward searching for ways to make dinner complexity free according to Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru®, Steven Johnson.  I hope you are not the Neanderthal brand marketer waiting for […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Buying groceries online simply cost much more than it does in the store.  However according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® “saving time and convenience at this point in time are continuing to drive adoption.
  1. Media & Marketing
  There is no doubt that the customer is dynamic not static. It does not look as if work from home is going to go away any time soon.  With many companies wanting all workers back at least a couple days a week and workers not wanting to get stuck in traffic, lose “Their Time” […]
  1. Holiday & Events
  I know, I know, I know Thanksgiving is less than three months away.  That does not mean that families are note beginning to plan where, when, and what they are going to eat on Thanksgiving according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® “now is the time for you to […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
  At the intersection of robotics technology, restaurants, cloud computing, fresh fast food, and labor saving solutions is a new retail restaurant called Mezli.  According to Steven JohnsonGrocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® “Mezli is ushering in a new platform for growth in both urban and rural locations.”.  
  1. Media & Marketing
  Regular readers of this blog have all heard the old adage, The Trend is Your Friend. When Wingstop entered the chicken sandwich scene last week, offering their sandwich in the brand’s 12 bold and distinct flavors. The team at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® including Grocerant Guru®, Steven Johnsonknew it would be a big […]