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Food trends and recipes to keep menus fresh


Technomic: Limited-Time offer tale of the tape

One limited-time offer is not like the other. Both might fill a demand for something special, or an operator need to increase frequency among existing customers.


8 takeaways from Cuba's restaurant scene

The island is full of surprises that are adaptable to American operations.

Schlotzsky's kitchen swapped labor-intensive pastas for four variations of ever-popular mac and cheese, all sharing one signature sauce.

Ham is on the upswing on menus, but not in the way consumers are used to. Beyond sandwiches, it’s making moves toward the center of the plate—as well as charcuterie boards and small plates.

The LTO is debuting with a promotion that takes aim at Wendy’s.

The chain has added two new pizzas and appetizers to its menu this month.

LTOs are the lifeblood of restaurant operations, particularly in the hyper-competitive chain marketplace.

These eight food and drink forces shaped menus this year.

Spicy flavors continue to find favor with today’s consumers. To heat up the menu with something new, try one of these four recipes.

New offerings range from the interesting and stealable, to the out there and way out there.

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