The State Of The Nation In Four Datapoints

• “Americans love fried chicken. Just like they love chips and dip. So what could be tastier, fast-food restaurants conclude, than chicken you can eat like chips and dip.”

• “Seventeen percent of all meals ordered at restaurants in the U.S. are now eaten in cars, according to NPD Group, a consumer research firm.”

• ” Whereas ice cream or chips used to suffice as a snack, people now want something more substantial like a small sandwich…”

• “Last week Pizza Hut introduced a P’Zolo, a rolled, hot sandwich intended to be held in one hand. It comes with marinara or ranch dip.”