Food trends and recipes to keep menus fresh


3 products pushing chain menu boundaries

Will these unconventional items bring a sales boost to Burger King, Dunkin’ Donuts and Olive Garden?


Payoffs of menu simplification

There are more reasons to cut down the menu than trimming the pantry stock. Research from Technomic shows happier guests, too.

Recent concept developments and menu and consumer data shifts show that Indian cuisine has potential to expand in the U.S.

To hit the top menu trends, no foodservice kitchen should be without these ingredients.

Call them downsized entrees, appetizers or tapas, small plates are not going out of style anytime soon. Click through for that recipe and four others.

Slow-cooked barbecue was not a good fit for the fast-paced lunch crowd at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. So they set out to create a lighter option for on-the-go diners.

These operators are going beyond the expected to repurpose trash into innovative menu items.

The new menu items will be available for a limited time during the fall.

What regional chicken recipe could be the next big hit at chains?

As the holiday season kicks into gear, catered events and parties are added to many operators’ workloads. To meet the catering challenge, start with these recipes.

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