Charting generational paths in snacking

December 16, 2016

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Whether it’s a small plate of killer Buffalo wings, a petite pot roast slider or a flavorful frappé blended with coffee and cookie pieces, a snack is an attractive thing on a restaurant menu today.

America is a nation of snackers, with consumers replacing or supplementing the three traditional meals with smaller portions of food or beverage whenever the mood strikes. Snacking has been on the rise since 2012, but it has grown especially briskly over the last two years, according to Technomic. The market research firm reports that 83 percent of consumers are snacking daily in