Food trends and recipes to keep menus fresh


Chains are moving beyond plant-based burgers

Noting the success of meat-free burgers, several restaurant brands this week have added other meatless sandwiches, sauces and more.


Menu news of the week: Dec. 16, 2019

Some restaurants are trying to lure customers at the tail end of 2019 with seasonal specials, while others are looking ahead to January, launching new items for the new year.

The chain is expanding its dollar menu with the return of $1 Double Stacked Tacos.

Hear which dishes and flavors experts predict will take off in the coming months.

Without technology designed to automate these tasks, GMs and chefs end up spending a lot of time doing redundant tasks

Today’s consumers also want more items tailored to their individual dietary needs and preferences—especially if they are flexitarian; following diets such as keto, paleo or Whole30; or are restricted in what they can eat due to medical conditions such as food allergies or heart disease.

Food and drink menus with a holiday theme were trending this week. Also new are seasonal items focusing on seafood. Here’s a roundup of menu activity for this week.

The chain's Lobster and Seafood Taco is part of its mission to introduce flavors that are hard to get at other fast casuals.

Sheetz has become the first convenience-store chain to sell the meatless Beyond Burger, joining several other retailers who've added plant-based menu items recently.

The chain is trying a new Crispy Chicken Sandwich in Houston and Knoxville, Tenn., as it looks to push back against Chick-fil-A and Popeyes.

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