Case Studies

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 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

Snooze and the FDR team work together to source ingredients, complete nutritional analyses for the Snooze menu, and more.
FDR has developed a number menu items for Houlihan’s including Spicy Korean Chicken and East Meets West Calamari.
FDR and Thorntons created a pizza platform that launched just six short months after the start of the project.
Taco John’s does focus group testing and hosts its annual Idea Summit at the FDR Innovation Center.
On The Border recently worked with FDR to generate new ideas for their Tex-Mex menu.

Manufacturer Case Studies

FDR and JQI have worked together on a number of projects including culinary concept presentations.
The FDR culinary team came up with 22 seafood appetizer concepts that Phillips narrowed down to four. All four were tested in a consumer research study at FDR.
Since 2009, Cuisine Solutions has been part of the FDR Preferred Vendor Network. In fact, they were the first manufacturer in the network.
FDR and Syracuse Sausage work together to promote the sausage company to national multi-location restaurants like Applebee’s, Schlotzsky’s and Red Robin.
FDR is an extension of Carla’s Pasta’s sales force and brings product and recipes to many large restaurant organizations across the country.
FDR has connected Wenner Bakery with Applebee’s, Schlotzsky’s, Houlihan’s, and others.
Bel Brands USA teamed up with FDR for the July 2016 National Association of College & University Food Services Conference.