Beverage trends spilling into the restaurant industry


Drink it my way

A choice of more than 40 flavored syrups, 25 candies, five fresh fruits and other seasonal ingredients awaits customers coming into Cheeburger Cheeburger for a customized shake.


Top bar trends of 2014

Intrepid consumers are venturing into new beverage alcohol territory.

As the volume trend softens, consumers spark increased competition among premium beer, wine and spirits for drink orders in restaurants and bars.

Some changes are afoot in the wine industry, according to a recent survey conducted by Wine Intelligence. The study polled leading wine professionals from around the world on what they expect to see in the wine industry over the next 20 years.

From the opening piano chords, it sounds like a nostalgic ad for Coke. Video clips show a ’50s soda fountain and a mom shopping.

The adult beverage industry is using technology, new packaging and fresh ingredients to entice imbibers in 2013. According to extensive industry research by Technomic and its team of experts, these are the top 10 trends to watch in 2013:

Here’s a sampling of happy hour strategies that go beyond the usual.

Get with the program and diversify your offerings.