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Food trends and recipes to keep menus fresh

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5 one-pot meal recipes

Here are five make-ahead recipes to add to your repertoire. Soups, stews, baked pastas and other one-pot meals not only ease operations during the hectic holiday season, but they also have wide customer appeal.

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5 Asian recipes for Lunar New Year

Join in the Lunar New Year celebration by trying one of these five Asian-inspired recipes. China and other Asian countries will welcome the Year of the Dog on Feb. 16.

Watching the telecast of the 2018 Academy Awards calls for some Oscars-worthy food and drinks. These five recipes will help get the party started.

Across the industry, operators are always looking for innovative and clever ways to cut food costs and maximize labor.

Since August is National Sandwich Month, it's time to inject some creativity into your sandwich lineup. These six recipes prove small tweaks that make a big difference.

Fresh, accessible takes on Asian ingredients and cooking techniques. Inviting, contemporary décor. Friendly, English-speaking service. Westernized trappings like wine and beer, specialty cocktails and desserts that aren’t made of red beans.

Owner Christopher Mullins is getting a jumpstart on fall at McGillin’s Olde Ale House in Philadelphia. The 152-year-old tavern launched its Oktoberfest celebration at the end of August. “We try to be the first for all of the holidays,” says Mullins.

It’s been done with hamburgers, with cocktails, with Mexican QSR. Take a familiar concept, one with a degree of built-in familiarity and consumer acceptance, and differentiate it—around the ingredients, the menu, the presentation, the service model. Make it unique and craveable, make it stand out from the competition; just don’t make it so strange that customers don’t know what to make of it.

Inspired by the diversity of Asian ingredients, Chef Alex Diestra has reinvented pan-Asian cuisine at Saucebox in Portland, Ore. Diestra infuses dishes with distinctive combinations of flavors from the Philippines, China, Thailand and Burma, in addition to other Asian countries.

Offering a mix of innovative global cooking and traditional American fare is essential for Jennifer Cleveland and Eric Heath, co-owners of Cleveland-Heath, a creative comfort-food restaurant in Edwardsville, Ill. “We have old-school diners who love meat and potatoes and large entrées and other people who follow the food movement and go for small plates,” says Heath. “We really want to please them both.”

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