The top restaurant trends of 2019

RB editors weigh in on the year's defining traits.

Consumer Trends

Designing for delivery: How working with third-party delivery platforms helps restaurants enjoy off-premise success

Third-party delivery platforms are well-positioned with ample delivery partners and robust marketing strategies to help restaurants get set up for success.

Consumers are becoming more health conscious as they seek food with health benefits of plant-centric dishes, concentrating on protein and flavor of foods.

The barbecue ribs concept is trying four plant-based dishes that are traditionally made with beef or other animal proteins.

Here's what's simmering while the industry is busy summering.

The chain's longtime leader foresees changes for a concept that has been careful not to move with every market ripple.

Madi Butler will spend 50 days this summer traveling from dining destination to dining destination by train, part of an effort to popularize that mode of transportation. Restaurant Business caught up with her during a stop in New York City.

These are nine trends that helped shaped Technomic's Top 500 chain restaurants in 2018.

Adding unique flavors to menus is as easy as 1-2-3.

Cold is hot among caffeine-seeking consumers.

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