When it comes to strategies used to bolster foodservice sales, carryout and selfservice coffee switched first and second place this year from last year, both seeing interest in the two approaches decline by several percentage points. Last year, the two finished at 75% (coffee) and 74% (carryout).

Those with the least interest—CBD-infused, in-house delivery and catering—remained the same as last year.

In callouts featured on foodservice menus, the number of retailers highlighting “low-calorie/low-fat items” declined 5 percentage points, from 49% to 44%, and fell to second place from last year’s first. Taking over first is “vegetarian menu items,” at 48%, surging 30 percentage points from last year’s seventh-place spot. This movement reflects the growing response for consumers’ desire for healthier choices.

The top three choices for areas of investments remained the same from 2021 to 2022: refrigeration/freezer storage, hot-holding display equipment and coffee equipment.