Food trends and recipes to keep menus fresh


Cross-utilize red meats to keep a lid on food costs

Steak trim, beef scraps and odds and ends of lamb, pork and other red meats can take on new identities and generate additional profits when repurposed into starters.


3 ethnic fried chicken styles on the rise

Asian fried chicken recipes reign supreme.

Converging trends support the emergence of American Indian foods.

These operators go beyond the standard cones, sundaes and flavors to indulge fans.

A fast casual downsizes its sandwiches to boost traffic.

For operators that want to offer the best and most profitable comfort foods on their menus, taking regional preferences into account is key.

As customers continue to seek out global flavors, operators are expanding their repertoire to more parts of the world. Here are five favorites.

The new dishes include three new sandwiches and margaritas.

Princi will be the exclusive food provider at all the chain’s Reserve locations including its forthcoming locations in Shanghai, Tokyo, Milan, New York and Chicago.

Guests can enjoy an order of fajitas with a cup of queso and two cinnamon-dusted sopapillas for $9.99.

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