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More than three in five consumers say chicken (67%) and turkey (61%) are healthier alternatives to beef and pork. -Technomic Center of the Plate Poultry Consumer Trend Report

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Restaurants generating the biggest swing in social media sentiment this week. View More

Brands Trend + Sentiment - Sentiment SP Score
Whataburger ↑ 5% 76% 24% 46
Newk's ↑ 15% 100% 0% 100
Logan's ↑ 10% 68% 32% 38
Rosa Mexicano ↑ 8% 80% 20% 57

SP Score = Propensity of a reviewer to return to a concept or recommend it to other consumers.

Last Updated on 7-29-2014

Blogs
By Peter Romeo, Vice President & Editorial Director

For every significant restaurant development, there seemed to be an equal and opposite counter action this week. Here’s how the industry zigged and zagged--while pot brownies became a safer possibility.

By Kelly Killian, Executive Editor

Four years after multiple frozen-yogurt concepts landed in our Future 50's top 10, the list is down to one. Has the fro-yo craze reached its cold, swirly peak?

By Patricia Cobe, Senior Editor

Some new restaurants prefer to stay under the radar on opening day, building momentum as they hit their stride. Others open with a bang. The latter was the case when Chicago’s long-anticipated River Roast held its opening party with high-profile Chef Tony Mantuano of Spiaggia fame at the helm.

By Sara Rush, Associate Editor

We’ve heard time and again that health dictates a lot of what consumers order from restaurants. So it’s no far cry that, according to a recent Gallup poll report, nearly two-thirds of consumers (63 percent) say they avoid soda in their diets. The reason for the avoidance: adverse health effects.

By Justin Massa, CEO of Food Genius

Despite having major online presence, many “trendy” foods don’t make much of a dent on menus, which begs the question: What makes a trend a trend?