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Visions of sugar plums

Our team of experts talks about dessert essentials and what’s coming down the sugary pike.

The Week in Ideas, March 11, 2013

This week, parents set up a restaurant-based trust for their disabled son, a baseball player gets involved in a mini bowling concept, the truck vs. store wars heat up in Houston, unexpected late-night disasters, and a terrible, no good, awful idea is backed by a very stubborn Canadian.

Growth in the restaurant industry will come near-term from grabbing market share from other concepts, said Warren Solochek, vice president of foodservice for The NPD Group.

Combined, the Hispanic and Asian communities now make up 22% of the U.S. population—a statistic that is having a huge impact on Americans' eating habits. Add to that the large number of additional Americans who embrace change and multicultural influences, and the result is a majority who seek out and appreciate authentic and flavor-forward global foods.

The Easter bunny is hopping into restaurants this Sunday, bringing special brunch menus for guests who want to celebrate the holiday by dining out.

(May 8, 2013)—This week, the IFDA announced that M's Food System, as well as Daesang Corp. and its affiliate Daesang BestCo, have joined the association as...

CHICAGO (May 24, 2011 - PR Newswire)—Consumers recently polled by Technomic say they eat chicken more frequently than any other type of meat. Yet despite...

INDEPENDENCE, OH (May 28, 2013)—United Computer Group, Inc. (UCG), an information technology services firm, has been chosen to supply cloud-based backup...

WASHINGTON (June 30, 2011)—As a result of softer same-store sales and traffic levels and an erosion of optimism among restaurant operators, the outlook for...

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