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Food

6 ideas to freshen up your menu

Several actionable food and drink insights bubbled up at a recent conference on restaurant trends.

Consumer Trends

Consumers reveal which restaurant chains earn their loyalty

See which brand beat Denny’s, Applebee’s and others in a new ranking of full-service concepts by the strength of their customer following.

So, how's business?

A dozen restaurants are being outfitted with a design abounding in upscale touches.

A remodel, which Playa Vista, Calif.-based California Pizza Kitchen is calling the “next chapter,” was tested at a California site before rolling out to Chicagoland.

With flexitarian diets in vogue, operators must make their veggie offerings stand out.

Pizza may be a national staple, but its different styles vary based on regions, from the Quad Cities to New Haven. With regional menu items such as Nashville chicken popping up on menus, could pizza be the next regional hit?

The three were selected for IFMA's Silver Plate award, making them in effect finalists for the industry's operator of the year honor.

More than 1,000 top-level chain executives came together to compare approaches to common problems and opportunities. The resulting discussions at the Restaurant Leadership Conference covered a lot of ground, including the latest challenges in building off-premise sales.

Just in time for warmer weather, operators are mixing up new riffs on sangria.

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