Food Trends

Menu trends shaping the restaurant industry

bread options

The use of “better bread” is not new, but fresh varieties are rising to the top, and consumers indicate they want more—and are willing to pay for it.

nra show food demo square

The 2017 National Restaurant Association Show featured four days of chef demos on two designated stages, the Foodamental Studio and World Culinary Showcase.

nra cooking demo

Here’s what’s happening in food and drink that can power your menu in the year ahead, as seen and heard at the sessions and in the aisles of this year's convention.

taste trends kitchen

Ideas to steal for your operation from the 2017 Taste the Trends dine-around.

As operators continue to look for new revenue streams, many are expanding or retooling their catering programs—and differentiating what they offer to the office crowd . Although companies providing...

vegan burgers

Substitutions put whiskey sours and other eggy drinks on the menu for veg-only customers.

dino bbq bowl

Slow-cooked barbecue was not a good fit for the fast-paced lunch crowd at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. So they set out to create a lighter option for on-the-go diners.

gen z cookout

Whether you focus on college dining, fast casual restaurants or another type of foodservice operation, these five recipes can help you feed those cravings and gain young fans.

carrot pepper relish

Global relishes are poised for growth as operators increasingly use condiments to differentiate.

burgers fries board

You can’t go wrong with classic beef patties and cheeseburgers, but this month’s marketing tie-in provides an opportunity to try something a little different.