Food Trends

Menu trends shaping the restaurant industry

breakfast tea croissant sandwiches

Mother’s Day jump starts the spring celebration season. To amp up your menu, move out of the eggs-Benedict-and-omelet rut and try one of these innovative recipes.

dinner table family style

Full-service restaurants are filling seats on Sunday nights with special dinner promotions.

kfc space center sandwich

Nevermind better burgers. Chicken is ruling the roost for limited-service restaurants, as the latest round of limited-time items attests.

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Operators are using noodles, doughnuts and more to create Instagram-worthy fare drawing long lines and press.

cinco de mayo chips margaritas

Now’s the time to start planning for Cinco de Mayo, the May 5th holiday commemorating victory for the Mexican army at the Battle of Puebla.


A text from outside the R&D department was the seed for Taco Bell’s latest mashup—the Naked Chicken Chalupa.

fish chowder lobster roll oysters

The trend toward local sourcing of ingredients is prompting chefs in different parts of the country to revisit local dishes. Each of these recipes has a story to tell.

Restaurant closures in the health space have been rampant: In February, My Fit Foods closed all of its stores , and LYFE Kitchen and Native Foods Cafe also shuttered units in the past year. Operators...

The majority of Pie Tap Pizza Workshop’s customers come to its two full-service Dallas locations to sit down for a meal—but that’s changing. “Right now, delivery accounts for 5% to 10% of business,...

roasted turkey fillet

Chicken still rules the roost, but consumers want to see more turkey on menus.