Food/Beverage Concept Development Is Just the Start

The chefs at Food & Drink Resources (FDR) collaborate with product developers, corporate chefs, and restaurant and manufacturing company leaders to innovate, prove, and sell food and drink. Our services complement your in-house work, not replace it.

Just ask our clients. We save manufacturers and restaurants anywhere from 25 to 50% on their food/beverage concept development costs and cut time-to-market in half. This is possible because of our new state-of-the-art test kitchen and consumer research facility, our polished team, and our cost-effective 3C Development Process.

Below you’ll find several case studies highlighting the food/beverage concept development and other work we do. You can also find a complete list of our clients here.  To begin a project of your own, request a bid.


Restaurant Case Studies

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FDR has developed a number menu items for Houlihan’s including Spicy Korean Chicken and East Meets West Calamari.

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FDR and Thorntons created a pizza platform that launched just six short months after the start of the project.

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Taco John’s

Taco John’s does focus group testing and hosts its annual Idea Summit at the FDR Innovation Center.

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Ground Round

Ground Round and FDR strategize to create limited time offers and core menus.

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On The Border

On The Border recently worked with FDR to generate new ideas for their Tex-Mex menu.

Manufacturer Case Studies

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Syracuse Sausage

FDR and Syracuse Sausage work together to promote the sausage company to national multi-location restaurants like Applebee’s, Schlotzsky’s and Red Robin.

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Deli Star

Food & Drink Resources is the chef component for Deli Star, a developer of extended shelf life proteins for sandwiches and soups.

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Carla’s Pasta

FDR is an extension of Carla’s Pasta’s sales force and brings product and recipes to many large restaurant organizations across the country.

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Wenner Bakery

FDR has connected Wenner Bakery with Applebee’s, Schlotzsky’s, Houlihan’s, and others.

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Bel Brands

Bel Brands USA teamed up with FDR for the July 2016 National Association of College & University Food Services Conference.