Welcome to Foodservice IP. We are a research-based management consulting firm that specializes in foodservice. We help food companies develop proven business strategies driven by insights.

Foodservice IP helps food industry companies develop well-informed strategies and make the best decisions — thanks to solid operator and consumer research analysis. We provide a variety of services and solutions, including:


Our business consultants are experts in strategic foodservice planning initiatives. We offer both tactical and/or strategic support throughout the development and implementation process.


Foodservice IP conducts and publishes multi-client studies and reports. This unique, cost-effective format allows multiple clients to sponsor a single topical study.

A winning position in the food and beverage industry requires sound strategy, differentiation, dynamic merchandising and tailored marketing approaches. Foodservice IP experts help food and beverage clients make sense of this cyclical industry by interpreting the data they possess, deriving meaningful insights, and developing product and marketing strategies that create consumer value.

We worked with Foodservice IP on a shared interest study. The topic was right on point and something that we had not seen elsewhere. I found them to be extremely collaborative and open to ideas. The report was delivered in a very useable and digestible format."



Katie Bartholomew
Senior Director, Knowledge & Insights
Lamb Weston

Working with Tim Powell at Foodservice IP has been an excellent experience. Foodservice IP is client-focused, dependable, and takes a consultative and focused approach to help guide our team in making smart, strategic business decisions. Recently we contracted with Foodservice IP to provide proprietary research in a specific area. Foodservice IP delivered fact-based information in a straightforward, intelligible format. The results of that research impacted an important company decision both directionally and with resources. I look forward to working with Foodservice IP again."


Kathy deVries-Ruehs
VP Marketing and Innovation
Cavendish Farms


Business Insider 11/27/2023

“Inflation has broken the levy wall of low prices at QSRs,” said the restaurant consultant Tim Powell, referencing the industry term for “quick-service restaurants.”

CSNews 7/24/23

According to industry consultant Tim Powell, principal of Foodservice IP in Chicago. “Effectively, the c-store gets traffic for its store and receives rent from the QSR,” he said.

Foodservice IP
One Magnificent Mile
980 North Michigan Ave. Suite 400
Chicago, Illinois 60611