Restaurant Clients

Food & Drink Resources (FDR) collaborates with many of the nation’s top restaurant chains on recipe development, menu development, and restaurant concept development. We also work with leading contract management and lodging companies and food services for the airline and cruise industries.

  • 99 Restaurant Group
  • Applebee’s
  • Au Bon Pain
  • Bertucci’s
  • Bob Evans
  • Bonanza Steakhouse
  • Boston Market
  • Brinker
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Captain D’s
  • Caribou Coffee
  • Carinos Italian
  • Cedars Wood Fire Grill
  • Champps Americana
  • Consumer Capital Group
  • Corner Bakery
  • Culvers
  • Custom Fit Meals

  • Darden
  • Dave & Busters
  • Denny’s
  • Fox N Hounds
  • Friendly’s
  • Frisch’s Big Boy
  • Garbanzo Med. Grill
  • Ground Round
  • Houlihan’s
  • Ignite Restaurant Group
  • iHop
  • Jack In The Box
  • Joe’s Crab Shack
  • Kwik Trip
  • La Madeline
  • Logan’s Roadhouse
  • Lone Star Steakhouse
  • Long John Silvers

  • Main Event Management
  • Merzi
  • Mimi’s Cafe
  • Norm’s Restaurants
  • Not Your Average Joe’s
  • O’Charleys
  • Olga’s
  • On The Border
  • Pei Wei
  • Pizza Inn – Pie Five
  • Ponderosa Steakhouse
  • Quiznos
  • Red Robin
  • Rock Bottom Restaurants
  • Romano’s Macaroni Grill
  • Ruby Tuesday
  • Shari’s
  • TSFR Apple Ventures

  • Schlotzsky’s
  • Sheetz
  • Shoney’s
  • Starbucks
  • Taco John’s
  • Taco Mac
  • Texas Land & Cattle/Lone Star
  • TGI Fridays
  • The Den
  • Thorntons
  • Tokyo Joe’s
  • Tony Romas
  • Uncle Julio’s
  • Uno’s Pizzeria
  • Wing Stop
  • Z’Tejas

 

Consumer Research Clients

FDR conducts consumer research at the FDR Innovation Center in Denver, Colorado. In our 10,000 square foot space, we have two test kitchens, a test bar, conference rooms of various sizes, plus focus group rooms, and CLT booths. FDR is fully equipped to complete chef-driven recipe development, product/menu development, brand positioning, and consumer research. Here you’ll see a short list of some brands who have used the FDR space to complete consumer research.

  • 7 Eleven
  • Brookdale
  • Caribou Coffee
  • Cuisine Solutions

  • Field Work
  • Taco John’s
  • Thorntons
  • 7 Eleven

  • High Plains Bison
  • McCain
  • Noodles & Company
  • Qdoba

  • Taco John’s
  • Thorntons
  • Tricky Fish
  • Vitamix

 

Food and Drink Manufacturing Clients

Food and drink manufacturers trust FDR to innovate, prove, and sell products. We work with our manufacturing partners on consumer research in our commercial test kitchen, product development, and manufactured food product sales.

  • Ambassador Meat Distributors, Inc./Heartland Fresh Foods
  • Anova Foods
  • Aryzta
  • ATK Foods
  • Barilla
  • Bel Brands
  • Beso Del Sol Sangria
  • Carla’s Pasta
  • Clearwater
  • Coast Seafood USA
  • Colorado Premium
  • Crestone Group
  • Cuisine Solutions
  • Culinary Focus
  • Custom Foods

  • Custom Foods of America
  • Darifair
  • Del Monte Foods
  • Dianne’s Fine Desserts
  • Direct Food Service
  • E. Formella & Sons, Inc.
  • Fairmont Foods, Inc.
  • Flower Foods
  • Fry Foods
  • Gator Pears
  • Gifco
  • Great Lakes Grilling Co.
  • Grecian Delight
  • High Plains Bison
  • J&J Snacks
  • JMH
  • JSL Foods Inc.

  • Just Quality International
  • Lala
  • Le Bakery France
  • Maple Leaf Foods
  • Masters Gallery
  • Michael’s Bakery Products
  • National Deli
  • National Food & Beverage
  • Passport Food Group
  • Pernod Ricard USA
  • Philip Foods
  • Pirouline
  • Pittman Seafoods
  • Plush Puffs
  • Pop Corners
  • Precise Food Ingredients
  • Prop & Peller Pretzels

  • Ready Foods
  • Saputo Foodservice
  • Sargento
  • Sartori
  • Southern Belle
  • Stampede Meat
  • Sun Orchard
  • SupHerb
  • Sweet Ballz
  • Syracuse Sausage Company
  • Tipiak
  • Torani
  • Turano
  • Wenner Bread Products
  • White Toque Frozen Food

 

Food Boards and Commission Clients

Our culinary team can support food boards and commissions in a variety of ways including recipe development and chef ambassadorships.

  • California Strawberry Commission
  • Hass Avocado Board
  • National Mango Board
  • National Onion Association
  • The Idaho Potato Commission
  • Watermelon Board

 

Nutritional Analysis Clients

FDR works with manufacturers and restaurants to complete nutritional analysis for use on menus as will be required by the FDA in coming months.

  • Barilla
  • Home Market Foods
  • Phillips Foods
  • Snooze AM Eatery