Food trends and recipes to keep menus fresh


Chili's takes shot at the Big Mac with new Big Smasher burger

The burger mirrors McDonald’s signature sandwich in almost every way and continues Chili’s efforts to steal share from fast-food chains.


How to use the plus-one strategy to build unique LTOs

This strategy can help operators elevate core menu items and create signature dishes by re-imagining everyday ingredients.

The remodeled NYC location gives guests a chance to sample and provide feedback on new menu items before they roll out systemwide.

The 32-unit Mexican-themed chain formalized catering by focusing on the culinary and digital experience.

Menu Talk: Pat and Bret dig into the latest food and drink trends and news.

Taste Tracker: Bacon stars at Wayback and Black Bear Diner; Starbucks and Hooters kick up the heat; On the Border is ready for Cinco de Mayo; and more menu news of the week.

The Mexican fast-food chain partnered with a hot sauce company to launch Secret Aardvark Nacho Fries for a limited run.

Chick-fil-A was a No Antibiotics Ever brand, but now its standards are more in line with KFC and others. Will consumers understand the nuanced difference?

Many operators are on a sustainability mission year round, but they go the extra mile to promote their efforts on April 22.

Inflation and increased competition mean that menus have to work harder to build traffic and sales, concluded speakers at the Restaurant Leadership Conference. Here’s how to make that happen.

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