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The industry has made considerable progress in adopting health and sustainability as menu influences, but the trend has not been without its challenges, as this week's Menus of Change conference attested. Here are some of the sticking points.

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The dining-out public was given a heads-up that it might have to think a little more broadly if it intends to understand what's happening in restaurants.

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These menu offerings go beyond the typical takeout box.

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Recent partnerships won social media buzz for these limited-service brands.

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The onetime Jack in the Box executive was credited with saving the chain after one of the industry's worst contamination crises.
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The drive-in chain is believed to be the first national quick-service chain to test a beef-mushroom blend as a variation on its signature product.
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With visions of beach vacations on customers’ minds, the timing is right to add more fish and shellfish dishes to the menu. These six recipes fit the bill, featuring seafood paired with seasonal ingredients that highlight the best of summer eating.

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Even mild griping can escalate quickly in the age of social media into a business-killing (or building) controversy, as restaurants learned this week.

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L Catterton has invested in the fun-and-games concept, promising to intensify competition in the emerging segment.
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The reshuffle at Roark Capital and its Focus Brands holding signals a growth push for Naf Naf Grill.
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New iterations of the comfort-food favorite are flying onto menus.

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Restaurants are tapping menu psychology tactics when constructing their menus and menu boards.

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How to create incentives that do the heavy lifting of recruiting.