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Operations

Upcycling's uptick holds promise for zero-waste goals

Upcycling transforms spent grain and other edible byproducts into food that goes on the plate—not into the compost bin or landfill.

Beverage

Sober bars and zero-proof drink lists add buzz to alcohol-free socialization

More consumers want to abstain from alcohol at least some of the time, and operators are answering the call with booze-free cocktail selections that are just as buzz-worthy.

State of the Plate: Filipino cuisine has long been predicted to be the "next big thing." RB's menu trends columnist says it finally may be happening.

You’ve eaten your vegetables. Now you can have a gluten-free Crispy Rice Treat.

Technomic’s 2023 predictions include an increase in bold, pink-hued ingredients on menus, some with health-promoting properties.

These are the ingredients, flavors and menu items that consumers find the most appealing in limited-time offers, according to Technomic.

Here's a look at some of the food trends that were in focus at Foodservice Director's recent Menu Directions Conference.

Chef Chris Curtiss ties into National Pasta Day with the debut of seasonal pastas in on-trend shapes.

Limited-edition Arby’s Smoked Bourbon is infused with the same smoked oak as its Smokehouse Sandwiches.

The Pacific Northwest chain sticks to its mission of local sourcing to bring the seasonal LTO to menus.

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