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Food trends and recipes to keep menus fresh


Optimizing the dessert menu for off-premise dining

With the pandemic forcing many eateries to pivot to take-out and delivery, restaurant operators are looking for menu items that are easy to prepare, travel well and have broad appeal.


Restaurants tweak favorites with new flavor variations

Taste Tracker: Jack in the Box, PDQ spice it up; Einstein Bros. does brisket for breakfast; Jersey Mike’s adds a portabella sub; and more menu news of the week.

The fresh vending company makes its first move into the restaurant space.

The fast-casual burger chain is partnering with well-known chefs around the country for one-day rollouts of special menu items.

The Mexican fast-food chain will test the “Crispy Chicken Sandwich Taco” in Nashville and Charlotte next month.

As operators pare the choices they offer guests, making strategic use of dessert menu real estate is crucial. 

The fast casual is feeling the heat from greater demand for chicken wings. But the chain is putting stock in its belief the uptick is pandemic-fueled and temporary, rather than a long-term concern.

Chef Perry Hendrix is taking the iconic restaurant in new directions and into a large second space.

The company has introduced a new Jalapeno Popper Chicken Sandwich in the middle of an innovation surge in the fast-food chicken business.

The grocery chain is tapping experienced chefs to create housemade, technique-driven dishes for its in-store HL Fresh program.

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