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Cold Weather Drinks

It’s that time of year to welcome customers with libations that will warm the spirit—and the body. Several of these beverages are inspired by favorites from other parts of the world.

Consumer Trends

Health wins, snacking grows

Whether touting health halos, all-natural ingredients or entirely new better-for-you menus, chains are using health to keep diners coming back.

Shell upon ebony shell heaped in front of you in all their briny bounty— few things satisfy body and soul as much as a bowl of mussels. While steaming seems to be the preparation of choice, some restaurateurs are infusing the bivalves with more exotic flavors.

Called the Brrr-ito, the treat consists of a crepe wrapped around two scoops of ice cream.

Although chicken and turkey costs are trending slightly upward, they are still better buys than red meat.

We looked at some longstanding restaurant myths to see how these supposed diner don’ts hold up.

A majority of diners approve of the new healthcare bill requiring all restaurants with 20 or more locations to include calorie counts on menus, according to new research from Mintel.

The dash for off-premise business is taking a detour around third-party delivery. Meanwhile, Amy Poehler isn't making restaurateurs laugh, R&D kitchens are cooking up some unusual new products, and the drug epidemic is prompting some controversial changes in operations.

Whispers of optimism are filling the dining-sphere as we embark on a new year. There's no question that a different reality still permeates the restaurant...

Sandwiches are undergoing exciting flavor and quality upgrades on every level—from breads to fillings and condiments. New sandwich trends are driven by artisan and sustainable ingredients, the desire to eat seasonally and more healthfully, and the celebration of regional and global foods and flavors.

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