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Food trends and recipes to keep menus fresh


To-go packaging, streamlined menus remain big in 2022

Those are among the top 10 trends highlighted by the annual “What’s Hot” survey, which was released Tuesday by the National Restaurant Association.


Applebee's adds Cheetos-flavored wings to the menu

The limited-time items are the same as some of the ones offered by the chain's virtual brand, Cosmic Wings.

Taste Tracker: Panda Express upgrades kids’ meals; pizza deals at CiCi’s and Pasqually’s; holiday specials at Chicken Salad Chick, Peet’s, Cinnaholic, Portillo’s and Logan’s; Arby’s does vodka; and more news.

These 10 restaurant brands serve consumers’ favorite dips, drizzles, spreads and condiments.

Taste Tracker: Thanksgiving specials at Lazy Dog, Bob Evans, La Madeleine and Baskin-Robbins; El Pollo Loco, Dutch Bros, Dunkin’ and Scooter’s jump ahead to Christmas; bowls roll out at Friendly’s and Vitality Bowls; bacon trends at Church’s and Smokey Bones gets meaty.

The past 18 months have been a period of unprecedented change for the restaurant industry, but operators can count on some things remaining the same. Customers will always love wings and other fing...

Shifts in consumer dining habits and preferences have been a major focus for restaurant operators navigating market recovery—and changes in how diners define good value are some of the most important....

Food connoisseurs and meat foodies want to experience a perfectly dry-aged steak that will look, feel, and taste incredible. However, most restaurants order their dry-aged meat already prepared or age...

After 10 years, the Association updated its Kids LiveWell program to conform with current nutrition science.

While restaurants are welcoming a surge in business, they’re simultaneously confronting a dramatic drop in hiring and retaining employees. According to the National Restaurant Association, 57 percent ...

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