menu trends


Blank Street Coffee is all in on matcha this summer—and pickleball

The coffee chain developed three refreshing “gateway” drinks to lure customers who may not even like matcha. The goal: to build mid-afternoon traffic.

Consumer Trends

It's the season of cheap eats, Caesar Salad and limoncello

The latest consumer trend data released by Yelp reveals an uptick in these restaurant searches and several others since last year.

Menu Talk: Pat and Bret discuss the latest food and beverage trends and feature a conversation with Krak Boba CEO Tin Do.

Menu Talk: Pat and Bret introduce listeners to “population wheat,” chat about cooking in a China box and hear from Mindy Armstrong about the evolution of family dining at Perkins and Huddle House.

The summer of 2024 is turning out to be the summer of the value meal at top quick-service brands. Here's a look at some of the deals that restaurant chains are offering.

Plus Korean, Indian and African ingredients make news, and condiments and desserts take on more complex flavor profiles.

The drive-in chain is a longtime beverage destination, but the category has gotten increasingly competitive with new players and expanded drink selections on menus.

Consumer demand for protein is pushing steak to the center of the plate—and the salad bowl—in concepts where you’d least expect it.

Menu Talk: Bret and Pat chat about a newly discovered Russian beer, how Sysco encourages innovation from small producers, and why Laurent Tourondel is the Energizer Bunny of the restaurant world.

The footlong wraps come in three varieties, joining the menu’s oversized churros, cookies and pretzels as a savory snack option.

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