Food Trends

Menu trends shaping the restaurant industry

To lift sagging sales and perhaps lure late-waking millennials, McDonald’s is testing a limited all-day breakfast menu in San Diego. If it succeeds, the burger giant would be joining established...

Avocado toast has become an “it” food on consumers’ own breakfast tables. Google Trends reports Web searches for the item have risen 31 percent since last June. Independent restaurants were quick to...

A number of trends were apparent to Restaurant Business Magazine editors when compiling the 10th anniversary edition of The Future 50 . What once seemed like the growth areas of the future—cupcakes...

Chipotle pledged to move to 100 percent non-GMO ingredients in March 2013. This April, it made good on its word. Although the chain’s entire menu consists of just 46 ingredients, becoming GMO-free...

Menu insight of the day, powered by Food Genius , provides daily restaurant menu data to help restaurant operators build better menus. Food Genius is a restaurant menu insight provider that collects...

Before opening Yum Cha Dim Sum Parlor in Chicago, Chef Rodelio Aglibot worked on perfecting authentic Chinese recipes, making a conscious effort to minimize the monosodium glutamate (MSG) prevalent...

Cattle production is at a low point, and with beef supply limited, it doesn’t look as if prices will moderate until 2017, according to USDA forecasts. Meanwhile, chefs are softening the blow by...

Definition: “CPG retailers putting a major emphasis—both in square footage and in the quality and culinary component—on their fresh food,” says Justin Massa, founder and president of Chicago...

Seafood isn’t a surprise catch at fast casuals. But this spring, Jackson, Miss.-based Newk’s Eatery hoped to hook guests with a premium ingredient more often found in full service—ahi tuna...

Although marijuana has yet to appear on the menu of restaurants, says Steve Fox, co-founder of the National Cannabis Association, it could be just a matter of time. “Marijuana is less harmful than...

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