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Deliver authentic flavor without over-stressing back-of-house staff

For operators—who are already offering global dishes or who want to start doing so—another important factor to consider when creating these meals is the labor involved.

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The pandemic has changed what consumers are looking for when they order restaurant food. It’s also forced many operators to simplify their menus to minimize waste and maximize profits.

A signature sauce can help restaurants generate guest loyalty while also giving consumers a chance to customize dishes to suit their own flavor and heat preferences.

By offering familiar foods and flavors with updates, operators can ensure diners feel confident about what they’re ordering.

Menus are exploding with food and drink additions that go beyond pumpkin spice.

Gen Z dominates college campuses these days. Here’s what consumers in that age group are increasingly interested in ordering—and what they’re snubbing.

Here’s what consumers are craving this barbecue season.

To hit the top menu trends, no foodservice kitchen should be without these ingredients.

Local favorites like half-smokes and finger steaks may not be widely known outside of certain areas, but that could change.

The under-the-radar ingredients emerging on menus this year.

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