Food trends and recipes to keep menus fresh


Tempo by Hilton partners with Bluestone Lane on new café concept

Moonsong Bar + Café in Louisville, Kentucky, offers a food and drink menu that fits the lifestyle of Tempo’s ideal guest, the operator said.


Taco Bell takes to the street with latest menu launch

After a successful test in October, Cheesy Street Chalupas roll out Thursday for a limited time.

State of the Plate: Nancy Kruse, RB’s menu trends columnist, says grocers are stepping up their game, and restaurants need to keep up.

The chain's ongoing menu revamp continued this week with several new items, including Avocado Toast. And fan pressure has brought both Sesame and Blueberry bagels back.

Taste Tracker: It’s a sweet summer for Chip City, Scooter’s and Rita’s; 7 Brew, Bigbby’s, Dunkin’ and PJ’s target the thirsty; Zaxby's does tacos; and Biscuitville goes all in on Spam.

Menu Talk: Pat and Bret discuss the latest food and drink trends and feature a conversation with Greywind chef, Dan Kluger.

Behind the Menu: The gluten-free, air-fried tenders stay true to the restaurant’s health and quality mission, with the crispy crunch consumers crave.

The fast-food chain’s new Fiery Menu offers five items aimed at spice seekers, with each rated according to its heat level.

Updates such as tableside drink service and specially grown tomatoes are designed to give customers more bang for their buck at the polished-casual Italian chain.

The menu transformation is exceeding expectations, but the brand has been in headlines for lots of other reasons. EVP and COO Debbie Roberts takes on questions about the test of par-baked bread, dough facility closures, the data breach and more.

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