menu trends


Restaurants can learn some foodservice tricks from supermarkets

State of the Plate: Nancy Kruse, RB’s menu trends columnist, says grocers are stepping up their game, and restaurants need to keep up.


Tempo by Hilton partners with Bluestone Lane on new café concept

Moonsong Bar + Café in Louisville, Kentucky, offers a food and drink menu that fits the lifestyle of Tempo’s ideal guest, the operator said.

Taste Tracker: It’s a sweet summer for Chip City, Scooter’s and Rita’s; 7 Brew, Bigbby’s, Dunkin’ and PJ’s target the thirsty; Zaxby's does tacos; and Biscuitville goes all in on Spam.

Menu Talk: Pat and Bret discuss the latest food and drink trends and feature a conversation with Greywind chef, Dan Kluger.

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

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.

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