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Food trends and recipes to keep menus fresh

Food

Restaurants ease holiday stress with meals to-go and festive drinks

Taste Tracker: IHOP does breakfast to go; celebrate the Mexican way at Fuzzy’s, Torchy’s and Miguel’s Jr.; Chili’s mixes up seasonal sips and more menu news of the week.

Food

Breakfast sides, immune-boosting desserts and Mexican flatbreads are trending on the global menu scene

2022 is shaping up to be a bounce-back year, according to Technomic’s Global Trends Forecast, with both familiar and emerging trends impacting foodservice.

Black truffles, cherry peppers, avocado and more are helping the fast casual drive check averages even as margins get hit by soaring labor, food and supply costs.

The culinary techniques and flavors from Japanese and Italian cultures combine to drive this emerging cuisine. But don’t call it fusion.

From the Editor: Subscribers will get access to the menu maven's State of the Plate column every month as part of our broadening menu coverage.

The fast casual, which rarely rolls out new menu additions, is debuting Orange Szechuan for a limited time for its wings and thighs.

The chain’s new sandwich and fries have given the company a big lift this year. But it’s been helped along by its buckets.

State of the Plate: Menu Trends Columnist Nancy Kruse reports from the Culinary Institute of America’s Worlds of Flavor Conference, which provided a taste of the Americas.

Consumers are seeking authentic global flavors on quick-service and fast-casual restaurant menus, and they are willing to pay a premium for these culinary experiences. “Global flavors are among the...

Taste Tracker: Carrabba’s Italian spin on comfort; hearty Mexican fare at Abuelo’s and Taco John’s; Smashburger partners with Rick Bayless; and holiday-ready sweet treats.

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