Food trends and recipes to keep menus fresh


Operator Snapshot: Bread Factory Cafe

Bread Factory Cafe, a fast-casual restaurant in New York City, offers comfort-food classics as well as innovative twists on trending ingredients and indulgent baked goods.


Show chain food some love

While indie dishes may get the glory, a little coaxing draws out some fast-food faves.

The loaded hash brown scrambler breakfast bowl will be around for a limited time.

The Cookie BonBite will be available beginning Dec. 4 for a limited time.

Health authorities say an investigation of the situation is continuing.

With Lenten season continuing until the end of March, that demand for seafood is strong right now. Expand your seafood menu lineup with these five recipes.

As comfort classics and retro foods grow in popularity, these items continue to be an area of opportunity for operators.

Coffee drinkers jam the counters at Starbucks waiting to jump-start their day. But more than half of customers come in after 11 a.m., many looking for something to eat.

The annual “What’s Hot” survey of 1,800 chefs by the National Restaurant Association pegged gluten-free/food allergy-conscious items as No. 7 on the top 10 trends list this year. That’s up a notch from its 2011 position.

No longer just an add-on, breakfast is big business, bringing in $57 billion a year to restaurants (2011 Mintel Breakfast Report). Savvy foodservice...

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