Food trends and recipes to keep menus fresh


On restaurant menus, texture matters more than you think

State of the Plate: RB menu trends columnist Nancy Kruse dishes on texture on restaurant menus. But while Americans are culinary adventurers, they remain pickier when it comes to how a food item feels.


Sonic goes nuts for its first LTO of the new year

The drive-in chain pairs peanut butter and bacon in a very limited-time cheeseburger and shake.

Lizzy Freier, director of menu research and insights for Technomic, digs into 2024’s top trends and predictions.

2023 saw a lot of menu activity and unique food and drink launches. But many operators stuck with perennial favorites for LTOs.

Behind the Menu: As new VP of culinary, Joel Reynders is expanding the menu in new directions without losing focus on the bar.

Parents who bring their kids to the eatertainment concept have to eat too, and now there’s more pizza, wings, meatballs and desserts geared to grownup tastes.

As new VP of culinary, Joel Reynders is creating chef-driven entrees, sides and bar bites that cover every daypart.

Taste Tracker: Ruby Slipper and Burgerville feed the morning crowd; drink it up at Mellow Mushroom and Sip Fresh; Insomnia and Pinkbox sweeten the day; and more menu news of the week.

The head of culinary arts oversees menus and concepts on 17 cruise ships, managing a “United Nations of Chefs” much like a coach does with a football team.

Technomic’s 2024 Global Restaurant Trends Forecast provides a glimpse into the next wave in food and drink outside the U.S.

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