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Restaurant menus get into the summer spirit

Chopt takes guests on a U.S. road trip; a burger at Dog Haus has Hawaiian beach vibes; Popeyes debuts another chicken sandwich; corn dogs come back to Golden Chick; and new riffs on pizza.


Modern Market looks to expand to more college campuses

The fast casual’s success at Notre Dame paves the way to more nontraditional locations in colleges and health care.

The chains are all taking national their own takes on the popular product that has engulfed much of the restaurant industry and drained supplies of chicken.

Taste Tracker: Memorial Day meal kits from Lettuce Entertain You; Starbucks celebrates county fairs with a new drink; Hard Rock gets into the festival spirit; summery seafood at Fatz Cafe; and more menu news of the week

With so many options to choose from, it can be tricky for operators to know what to add to liven things up. Thankfully, there’s help—these three trends will help restaurants attract more diners.

Through menu maneuvering and strong vendor relationships, Golden Chick hopes to get a grip on chicken prices and supply.

Piada and Luna Grill freshen the lineup; innovation accelerates at Atlanta Bread; PDQ and Pollo Campero change up chicken; and more seasonal menu news of the week.

Taste Tracker: Cracker Barrel, Tim Horton’s, Hard Rock, TGI Fridays and more celebrate moms; seasonal beverages debut at Starbucks; BJs creates a new Pizookie flavor; and sweets rule at La Madeleine and Mountain Mike’s.

Nathan's Famous partnered with a plant-based food company to recreate the flavor profile of its iconic frankfurter.

One way to efficiently and cost-effectively experiment with trending flavors is with the use of bold sauces.

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