Carin Stutz of McAlister’s Deli — How a Sandwich Chain Stays Competitive After 26 Years

In this episode of Fast Casual Trends TV, brought to you by the Foodable Network, host Paul Barron is joined by McAlister's Deli President Carin Stutz at the Fast Casual Trends & Directions Conference. With the sandwich segment being a powerful emerging leader in the fast-casual space, how does a 26-year-old brand stay competitive in an ever-evolving market? What ingredient trends does McAlister's Deli follow? And how do they engage with both new and loyal consumers to stay top of mind? Watch the full episode to find out all of the above, and more!

Butter Makes a Comeback in SF

With healthier ingredients trending, it is surprising that butter is also being added to the trending list. However, butter sales have been steadily increasing since 2005.

With this trend, a new favorite, cultured butter has been added to bread baskets at SF restaurants such as, Acquerello, Perbacco, and Parallel 37. Various SF chefs are getting creative by creating signature dishes with infused butters. Read More