The food service sector has enjoyed steady and predictable growth fueled by a robust economy, high general employment and increasing disposable income. At the same time, looming slowdown or even market correction should leverage modeling that can flexibly downscale supply chains, food inventory and labor. Investment in technologies to meet rising customer expectations for speed and convenience is a major sector trend. The increasing percentage of off-premises restaurant traffic is another trend that will likely continue for years to come. Digital transformation adopters are positioned to benefit from AI and cloud-based services that more efficiently and quickly optimize for shifting consumer patterns and cyclical economic conditions.