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Food trends and recipes to keep menus fresh


Making sense of the wackiest food at the NRA Show

One intrepid Restaurant Business editor eats her way through eccentric fare at the National Restaurant Association Show.


The future of safe sourcing

Markers and masking tape used to be the norm for keeping tabs on ingredients, but now more advanced tracking has become ingrained in many restaurant kitchens.

Chain restaurants are motivated by down-home, affordable and operationally efficient meatloaf.

The under-the-radar ingredients emerging on menus this year.

The trend toward local sourcing of ingredients is prompting chefs in different parts of the country to revisit local dishes. Each of these recipes has a story to tell.

The most intriguing new restaurants around the country are staying on top of today’s trends. These concepts will be the focus of the closing session at next month’s Restaurant Trends & Directions conference in Chicago.

See how an ice cream concept is "rescuing" food scraps to boost sustainability and marketing power.

Pronto by Giada is set to open sometime early next year.

The Cincinnati-based chain collaborated with Queen City Sausage on the new menu item.

To continue pushing the bar forward, restaurants can make moves to clean up their operations. Check out these three ways that operators are answering consumers’ call for increased sustainability.

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