About us

For 50 years, Technomic has provided foodservice clients around the globe with the research, insights and strategic consulting support they need to enhance their business strategies, decisions and results.

What We Do

Who We Support


Technomic’s team members bring real-world expertise to our market research and consulting engagements. They’ve worked as foodservice executives, managers, distributors, marketers, operators, chefs and researchers. As a result, there’s powerful chemistry between our team and yours.

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Subject Matter Experts

Technomic’s Subject Matter Experts are true leaders in the industry with a command of a full spectrum of food and beverage industry channels and disciplines. Benefit from their abilities and bring industry-leading insights and recommendations to your business’ engagements.

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Technomic History



Technomic Inc. is founded by Ron Paul. The consulting and research firm is predicated on the combination of the terms “technology” and “economics”. The original vision for Technomic is to assess the impact of technology on business.


Technomic files to become a public company. Shortly after, the public shares are repurchased and the company returns to a private ownership.


The first Foodservice Planning Program is held. It has been providing Fortune 500 foodservice manufacturers with critical strategic intelligence ever since.


The Top 100 Chain Restaurant Report is published. It later becomes the Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report.


Technomic builds international consulting offices across Europe, Asia and South America.


Technomic spins off non-food practice in order to focus on foodservice.


The first Foodservice Industry “Wall Chart” is printed, including segment performance and forecasts.


Technomic coins the term “quick casual”, later to be renamed fast casual for industry consistency.


Technomic Information Services is formed as a separate publishing division.


Technomic launches iLab, the industry’s first online operator research panel, later to become the Operator Community Panel in 2017.


The Digital Resource Library, an online operator intelligence tool, is unveiled. This is the first of several additional online syndicated services to be launched, including MenuMonitor (2004) and Consumer Brand Metrics (2010).


Technomic embarks upon a strategic partnership with French company, CHD Expert, who provides a global in-depth understanding of the foodservice market.


Technomic is acquired by Winsight LLC, a B2B media and information services company specializing in the convenience-retailing, restaurant and noncommercial foodservice industries.


Winsight is acquired by Pamlico Capital, joining their core portfolio of Business & Technology Services, Communications and Healthcare.

Our Subject Matter Experts


Technomic is looking for dynamic, ambitious, forward-thinking individuals at all career stages to join our fast-growing company.

We focus on all facets of the foodservice industry, from market research and sales to account management, data analytics, content creation and more.

Our open-office, collaborative environment offers an appealing mix of freedom and responsibility. Our culture nurtures and rewards innovators and self-starters.

We offer a full suite of benefits, excellent work-life balance and numerous opportunities for advancement. And we’re centrally located in Chicago’s Loop.

Technomic also offers part-time internships in data analytics and research & insights. We have a strong track record of hiring interns who excel and have the opportunity to move into full-time positions at Technomic or other research-based organizations in the Chicago area.


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