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Food trends and recipes to keep menus fresh


Elevating fried chicken

Perhaps it’s due to rising beef prices, a craving for comfort classics or the Southern-food trend, but fried chicken is getting serious attention in every segment.


Stock exchange: Making the vegetarian switch

To eliminate veto votes from the growing number of guests requesting vegetarian options at its 12 locations, Fresh to Order, a fast casual based in Atlanta, made a switch.

New products have played a key role in Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen’s turnaround. Here’s how one of the newest made it to the Delta-inspired chain’s menu.

Fusion can be authentic and compelling—both from a taste and business standpoint—when it comes naturally, as it does in Hawaiian and Filipino cooking.

Breakfast bowls have several selling points: They’re more adaptable to experimentation; they can be healthy or hearty; and they offer a perception of value.

This month’s menu trends provide comforting flavors in a thrilling format.

With dayparts blurring and real estate prices climbing, restaurants are finding new ways to maximize their space and staff with between-meal traffic.

Eight operators are betting on extended holiday promotions to get couples and even friends and families in the door.

The top and fastest-growing chains don’t always align with average total menu items in their sectors.

The use of “better bread” is not new, but fresh varieties are rising to the top, and consumers indicate they want more—and are willing to pay for it.

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