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Menu Feed

“Menu Feed” is a biweekly podcast brought to you by Restaurant Business and FoodService Director. Each episode will focus on the business-building trends that are shaping today’s menus in restaurants and other dining destinations, hosted by Senior Editor Patricia Cobe. Operators, chefs and industry experts will share their insights on the flavors, ingredients, cuisines and consumer demands that are driving menu innovation and development. Listeners will also get dibs on the latest research and analysis from data partner Technomic.

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How Melt Shop evolves its menu in sync with today’s tastes

CEO Spencer Rubin continues to focus on big, bold flavors and craveable formats as the concept grows.

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How Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar is blazing a trail in casual dining

Founder and CEO Chris Simms strives to give guests a unique experience through the menu mix, ambience and hospitality.

Director of Menu Development Quinn Adkins shares the sourcing and culinary strategies that drive Culver’s brand loyalty and growth.

VP of Culinary Jason Knoll focuses on seasonality and balances indulgence with health to craft successful dishes and drinks.

From scratch-made bowls to next-gen meal kits, Culinary Director Jhonny Castro is differentiating the fast casual from its competitors.

From cocktails to go to a rotating list of seasonal margaritas and alcohol-free drinks, Beverage Director Nicole Quist is all about keeping it fresh.

Chef Perry Hendrix is taking the iconic restaurant in new directions and into a large second space.

Christos Gourmos and his partners created a successful model to feed city dwellers’ barbecue cravings.

Corporate Executive Chef Eric Goldberg looks at the silver linings that emerged from adaptations made during 2020.

Cofounder Hazel de los Reyes focuses on roasting the best coffee and creating an upbeat, accessible cafe to enjoy it.

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