Food Trends

Menu trends shaping the restaurant industry

In the years since changing its name from Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits to Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, the 1,900-unit chain has dug deeper into its Cajun culinary roots and played up heat, spice and...

Local sourcing has gained cachet among chefs and consumers, but the truth is that many restaurants rely on California for much of their produce. More than 50 percent of the U.S. fruit, vegetable and...

The disruption of the nation’s egg supply due to avian flu has come home to roost for the restaurant industry, but ingenuity in sourcing and menu revisions have kept most operators from yanking the...

Announcements by QSR chains such as Pizza Hut and Taco Bell promising to pull artificial ingredients off the menu keep coming. The latest: Subway plans to remove artificial colors, flavors and...

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...

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