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Food

Food trends and recipes to keep menus fresh

Food

Kids' menus get an upgrade

Mac and cheese down, broccolini up as restaurants offer kids healthier, more premium choices.

Food

Restaurants energize brunch with new formats and flavors

Consumers are seeking dining-out occasions that offer an engaging experience and enticing food and drink, and operators are updating brunch to deliver both.

Taste tracker: Shake Shack partners with restaurateur Dominique Crenn for an LTO; bacon and cheddar team up at Wendy’s and Schlotzsky’s; nachos and tacos trend at El Pollo Loco, Torchy’s and Taco Cabana; Dutch Bros. and Bennigan’s tout new drinks; and sweet treats get seasonal.

Taste tracker: Shake Shack partners with famous chefs for LTOs; bacon and cheddar team up at Wendy’s and Schlotzsky’s; nachos and tacos trend at El Pollo Loco, Torchy’s and Taco Cabana; Dutch Bros. and Bennigan’s tout new drinks; and sweet treats get seasonal.

The USDA is soliciting public input on what sort of information should be provided to consumers. The news comes as a well-known American chef is poised to add the proteins to her menu.

The pandemic slowed the emergence of trendy new flavors and ingredients, but futurist Liz Moskow sees innovation ahead.

Fresh, farm-grown peas are the starting point for the fast casual’s new vegan chorizo option.

September signals a new beginning, with Labor Day weekend marking the unofficial transition from summer to fall. Operators are responding to that signal with new menu launches and revamps of favorites.

The fast-casual chain said it spent two years perfecting the vegan sausage crumble with Plantly.

The chain is introducing a line of Stuffed Quesadilla Tacos with either chicken or steak along with a line of caramel beverages.

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