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Salad trends and buying tips

Knowing what sells can help you figure out what to buy. Here are the top salad trends showing up on the menu.


Getting your arms around the deli category

The deli category is a broad one—it covers all those cold cuts, cured sausage products, smoked meats, sliced cheeses and condiments that make up the bulk of your sandwiches, entree salads, antipasto plates and catering platters.

Looking at the most recent crop of new products, one thing seems clear: It’s no longer just about adding bells and whistles.

A group of regional independent broadliners, Distribution Market Advantage (DMA), was formed to enable its shareholders to court chains. It has inked...

The griddle—long the workhorse of interstate truck stops and fast-food burger stands—is quietly finding its way into more restaurants up and down the luxury scale.

LACROSSE, WI (October 19, 2011)—Reinhart FoodService announced plans to consolidate its offices into the former G. Heileman Brewing Co. on the riverfront...

TAUNTON, MA (March 29, 2012 - Marketwire)—New England Wholesale food distributor AGAR has announced that Nor'Easter Seafood based in Boston will be one of...

When a New Orleans journalist reached out to an enthusiastic beer blogger and a trend-bucking restaurant owner for an article on restaurants offering better beers, little did he know he’d be playing matchmaker.

Last October, Hash House A Go Go—known for its “twisted farm food”—launched a free smartphone app, part of an integrated marketing strategy that leverages the concept’s Facebook and Twitter platforms, while delivering menu, specials and location information.

The restaurant industry’s shift to mobile technology was reflected on the show floor of this year’s NRA conference, with exhibitors showcasing the latest apps for everything from customer loyalty programs to systems for online ordering, labor scheduling, payments, and guest entertainment.

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