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Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf


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.

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.

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.

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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