Food trends and recipes to keep menus fresh


Mardi Gras pancake recipes

Celebrations surrounding Mardi Gras end on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday—a day that goes by several names, including Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday and Pancake Tuesday.


Meeting the challenges of veg-centric entrees

Operators aren’t landing the buy-in for vegetarian dishes.

With visions of beach vacations on customers’ minds, the timing is right to add more fish and shellfish dishes to the menu. These six recipes fit the bill, featuring seafood paired with seasonal ingredients that highlight the best of summer eating.

Sous vide and other old-school methods impart flavor and peace of mind.

The bowls will contain ingredients such as veggies, rice and scratch-made sauces.

The spread feeds eight to 10 guests and is available now until Dec. 31.

The chain will also menu a new side and a new appetizer.

Kick off this year’s Super Bowl, the celebration that has turned into as much a food event as a championship football game, with five new recipes.

Mainstream concepts try to stay on top of menu trends—without going off the rails.

The Mexican QSR is also bringing back the Beefy Crunch Burrito in a 30-store test.

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