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Menu news of the week: Nov. 4, 2019

Chefs and R&D teams are launching new menu items at a fast clip. Here’s a roundup of the most recent introductions and menu news.


7 treats sweetening summer menus

Operators are tempting customers with cool sweets to lick, sip and spoon up.

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Many kitchen desserts today consist of a slice of cake, pie or tart on a plate finished with whipped cream, a lone berry and perhaps a mint leaf. But there’s far more to a complete dessert. Just as chefs spend time thinking about the individual components of their appetizer and entree presentations, so should they devote thought to desserts.

Martha Stewart may have started in the foodservice world with a catering company, but it’s taken her until now to make the jump to restaurants.

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Rising temperatures in the years ahead could have a direct impact on a wide range of food items.

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It is adding solar-powered USB charging stations to its Los Angeles locations

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