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2014 trends: What stays and what should go

Certain trends grab the culinary spotlight and refuse to die—even when diners and chefs can no longer stand to hear about them. One view at why some of these trends may merit continuing attention in 2014, while others should be tossed aside with the last of the New Year’s confetti.

Softcard nabs Subway as national mobile payment partner

The industry’s largest chain announced its intentions to accept payments via the Softcard digital wallet system less than a week after McDonald’s, Starbucks and Panera Bread were reportedly committing to Apple’s rival system. Subway was also cited at the time as a likely user of Apple Pay.

Supplementing celebrity endorsements with faux PSAs and large-scale product giveaways, Domino’s aims to give digital ordering an even bigger slice of the (pizza) pie.

With new indoor and outdoor equipment, grilling and smoking have been made easy. Here are the key issues to consider when purchasing a new grill/smoke setup for your shop.

For the past seven years, San Pellegrino has celebrated the top 50 restaurants worldwide, chosen by a poll of over 800 chefs, critics and industry experts based in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and North and South America. This year’s list, released on April 20, reveals a diversity of eateries.

SECAUCUS, N.J. (March 28, 2011 - BusinessWire)—Panasonic Solutions Company published a new case study highlighting the successful deployment of a...

Sassy servers and live bands play up the party atmosphere at Dick’s Last Resort destination restaurants. Last year, the brand decided to plunge into a new video and social media-fueled program to enhance engagement with the guests within the four walls and at restaurants throughout the chain.

Launched in late 2011, the free Chefs Feed app for iPhone and iPad has quickly become a favorite with chefs and their fans, registering more than 100,000 users in less than a year.

Bags packed? Travel plans checked? Appointments and networking strategy finally set? Don’t forget that other key piece of preparation for the RLC: The checklist of what you intend to learn.

Mobility and tablets took the center stage at this year's FSTec show, as well as marketing functions and the collection and use of data.

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