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Greatest hits from noncommercial menus 2020

Greatest hits from noncommercial menus

2020 has been a disruptive year for restaurants, and no part of the industry has been left untouched, including menu development.

50 Great Ideas 2020

50 Great Ideas

When the coronavirus took over the U.S. in mid-March, it was like nothing restaurants had experienced before.

Instagram, food festivals and TV chefs are accelerating the speed at which unique flavors and ingredients hit the mainstream. Consumers now expect operators to update menus more frequently with on-trend ideas. To keep ahead of the curve, operators have to stay on top of new flavor trends without abandoning the old.

For this year’s Power 20 list, RB sought to recognize the next wave of great restaurant leaders. We gathered nominations from current executives and did some groundwork of our own to identify these 20 standouts, whose careers are on the rise thanks to their accomplishments across many areas of the business.

The Top 100 Independent restaurants grossed nearly $1.8 billion in 2018—and much of that is concentrated in major metro markets.

Restaurants in this year’s Top 100 Independents ranking brought in a combined $1.8 billion last year.

With a crowded, competitive restaurant market in the U.S., many operations have headed overseas to drive their growth.

Each of this year's 50 Great Ideas has the potential to make a positive impact for operators.

10 sandwich sales drivers

Today’s busy consumers are increasingly skipping breakfast at home, finds Technomic’s Breakfast Consumer Trend Report.

Sriracha. Nashville hot chicken. Kale. While relatively mainstream now, these flavors were once uncommon.

Burgers continue to be one of Americans’ favorite, most craveable foods.

The influencers on this year’s Power 20 list aren’t just changing the menu within their own organizations—they are altering how the entire restaurant industry thinks about and approaches menus. They are the disruptors and the rebels who dare to go in a different direction.

Today’s always-on-the-go lifestyle is changing the way people eat—and what they want restaurants to provide.

Nearly 80% of millennials will be parents by 2026. And millennials aren’t the only parents dining out with their spouse and kids.

Industry experts name their favorite menu items of 2018.

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These 50 ideas go beyond what’s “cool” to deliver smart, trend-forward solutions that might just serve as an inspiration for others.

The problems hitting the restaurant industry—labor woes, competition from outside forces, real estate challenges and more—are affecting national brands...

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