Food Trends

Menu trends shaping the restaurant industry

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Several trends driving the industry were underscored by the restaurants and chefs honored at the James Beard Awards.

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New tabletop and bar tweaks are intended to provide a point of difference.

Omakase, the Japanese word for “entrusting,” also refers to menus that require diners to put their trust in the chef to prepare a tasting selection. These omakase — or “chef’s choice” — menus have...

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Staying afloat as rents rise and consumers demand ever fresher ingredients requires some creative MacGyvering. Check out these restaurant hacks that address the times.

Chefs are powering the next wave of fast casuals, a trend that was reinforced by four leaders of the segment during a panel at the CIA’s 2016 Worlds of Flavor conference. Nate Weir of Modern Market,...

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Shifts in consumer preferences are remaking what operators are putting between the brioche.

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Chefs from more than a dozen countries and many regions of the United States shared their expertise through demos, presentations and tastings at the Culinary Institute of America’s Worlds of Flavor conference last week. Cooking was the medium through which they shared their stories, but as restaurant owners, they included some business lessons in their insights as well.

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Will these unconventional items bring a sales boost to Burger King, Dunkin’ Donuts and Olive Garden?

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Health-conscious consumers have created a large fan base around blogger Ali Maffucci. Those numbers caught Houlihan’s attention, sparking a collaboration.

Conventional wisdom would say not to mess with a good thing. But Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill did just that when it reformatted its top-selling Wild Salmon Lite Burrito, and placed its bets on a...