Food trends and recipes to keep menus fresh


Things get crispy and crunchy at Moe's, White Castle and Burgerville

Taste Tracker: Noodles & Co. goes Alfredo-style; Father’s Day specials at Black Angus; Friendly’s releases SummerFest menu; Wayback and Culver’s build seasonal burgers; and fruit makes food and drink news this week.


Dan Kluger's newest restaurant, port pairings and Cheez-Its

Menu Talk: Pat and Bret discuss the latest goings-on in food and drink, and feature a conversation with restaurateur Nia Grace.

Behind the Menu: VP of Culinary Shannon Johnson introduced hand breading, a larger chicken breast and craveable flavor profiles to elevate the platform.

Cucumbers have been connected to two of the three contaminations. Still, the outbreaks could be separate, according to health officials.

State of the Plate: Menu trends columnist Nancy Kruse finds plenty of delicious examples that soft-serve ice cream's reach is expanding far beyond fast food.

A focus on portability, meal replacement and beverage innovation is also moving these chains up in the Top 500 ranks.

The quick-service chain known for flame-grilled burgers is expanding on that concept with a new protein, soon available in several flavor variations at select restaurants in Nebraska and Alabama.

The 2024 State of the Industry Report also shows growth in dessert concepts and popups. And croissants continue to morph.

Taste Tracker: IHOP’s Pancake of the Month debuts; summer fruits sparkle at 7-Eleven, CPK and Hardee’s; BWW goes Hawaiian; and chicken gets downsized at Dave’s.

Menu Talk: Pat and Bret beef about the high price of entrees and how Fogo de Chao offers value for meat lovers. Plus chicken nuggets and sauces keep making news.

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