In a tough year for casual dining, Asian concepts were clear winners

Sushi and Korean barbecue were on fire in 2023. Full-service pizza, meanwhile, came up cold.


Introducing the Summer of Soft Serve

State of the Plate: Menu trends columnist Nancy Kruse finds plenty of delicious examples that soft-serve ice cream's reach is expanding far beyond fast food.

The annual exhibition of all things foodservice is traditionally a great place to find the latest in menu trends and this one did not disappoint. Here’s what Restaurant Business editors liked the most.

The limited-time treat celebrates the memories made with grandma at the chain’s restaurants, the burger giant said.

Adding bold flavor with condiments such as barbecue sauce can be a game-changer.

The Series B funding brings the Enlightened Hospitality Investments total to $17.5 million, which will help the 38-unit chain compete in the crowded cookie segment.

Operators have closed or rebranded nearly half of the chain’s locations over the past year and a half. And then as the chain was sold last week, franchisees were told the company lost its distribution contract.

Restaurant Rewind: 'Tis the season to break out the sprinkles and split a few bananas. Join us as we look at the origins of ice cream and how it evolved to the sales-driver it is today.

This strategy can help operators elevate core menu items and create signature dishes by re-imagining everyday ingredients.

At the Restaurant Leadership Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, leaders of Puttshack, Pinstripes, Alamo Drafthouse and the new Joy Trade platform shared their plans for growth.

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