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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.

Food

7 treats sweetening summer menus

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

Get Top 500 data: sales, units and YOY change, average unit volume, and company/franchise units, as well as Technomic’s analysis, growth forecast and more.

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

More than half of the restaurant industry’s $491 billion in sales come from the Top 500 chains. And these giants grew at a modestly stronger rate, both in terms of sales and store counts, than the industry overall. Restaurant Business focused on the leading 250 performers to identify trends for our first-ever special report delivering lessons from Technomic’s annual Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report. This special package includes lessons for all operators from the largest chains by segment, menu category and more.

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

These mini breakfast bites meet both goals, says Director of Product Development Michelle Stene, and since September, they’re a core menu item at all 302 U.S. locations.

Sales among the coffee cafe chains among the Top 500 increased 9.7% in 2016 to $24.8 billion, and units grew 4.8% to 24,391.

Men and women each reveal which chain limited-time offers they deem most craveable.

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