Research indicates that even as they tighten up their budgets in other areas, consumers are still indulging in desserts. And, while cupcakes — in sizes from mini to gigantic — hold their popularity, pies and fruit tarts are gaining on them.
A full 70% of U.S. consumers eat dessert at least once a week, and not always at a restaurant, according to Technomic's Dessert Consumer Trend Report 2010, released last fall.
As a result, baked goods on limited services menus ...
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