Foodservice industry has 3 years to cut the fat

A FDA decision gives the industry until 2018 to remove trans fats from all foods, which the federal agency estimates causes 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths from heart disease each year.

Commodities: Papa John's, Papa Murphy's reach new 52-week highs

Last week's prices for cheese and wheat moved little, while regular unleaded gas rose five cents.

Success pours from Buffalo Wild Wings' beer program

The surprising element of success at Buffalo Wild Wings is not just the restaurant's wings, according to CEO Sally Smith in her BAR Keynote Speech at the National Restaurant Association's 2015 show in Chicago.

Creating franchise-friendly supply chains

A well-managed supply chain accomplishes three vital goals that are critical to a franchisee’s operations and bottom line:

Bird Flu: What restaurants can do to overcome its impact

While financials for publicly traded restaurants remain positive remain positive overall, helped by lower cheese and wheat costs, many operators must still contend the impact of Avian Influenza.

Commodities: Gas holding steady; cheese, wheat prices climb

Last week's prices show a significant rise in the cost of cheese and wheat.

Restaurants hitting home runs in baseball stadiums

Peanuts and Crackerjacks have always been staples at baseball stadiums around the country, but restaurants are trying to add other cuisines to baseball fans’ traditions.

5 tips for understanding consumer data

Restaurants now have the ability to collect tons of data but don't know how to use it.

Commodities: Prices on the rise for cheese, gas, wheat

Last week's commodities saw a rise in prices for just about everything, with exceptions for natural gas and Pizza Hut stocks.

Gluten-free: passing fad or permanent trend?

Is it time for your restaurant to go "gluten-free?" Though the trend "seems to be leveling out in the mainstream," it's more than just a passing fad.

Does your restaurant have a 'water issue'?

With sustainability now a top trend this year, it could be time for all restaurants to incorporate environment-friendly practices into their business plans.

NRA: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram execs share 3 social media myths

Social media myths dispelled by Facebook, Twitter and Instragram experts.

NRA: Menu trends beckon return to simpler times

For those of us who want to return to "the good old days," that time is here, at least in the world of restaurant trends, according to mega-trends analyst Nancy Kruse in her "Menus 2015: Turning Trends into Moneymakers" session at NRA 2015.

NRA: Is marijuana the next menu trend?

Will marijuana soon be on your menu? Steve Fox, director of VS Strategies, counsel at Vicente Sederberg LLC, and panelist for the 2015 National Restaurant Association Show's "Marijuana on the Menu" session thinks so.

Industry gears up for NRA show

The restaurant industry’s biggest show of the year is kicking off Saturday when tens of thousands of restaurant operators and vendors meet in Chicago for the NRA event.

Commodities: Gas on the rise, cheese staying steady

As we inch closer to the upcoming Memorial holiday, gas continues to rise, but the week saw few changes in cheese and wheat.

Leveraging kiosks for fresh-on-the-spot pizza anywhere

Pizza is the go-to meal for almost every occasion. Normally there are only a few options to purchase pizza such as frozen, carryout or delivery. However, kiosk manufacturer A1 concepts has crafted a new pizza kiosk which will allow consumers to purchase a fresh pizza on the spot.

Building brands: Pie Five's CEO shares strategies

Pie Five's parent company, Rave Restaurant Group, is looking to build and expand the concepts under the brand.

Gas prices top highest of the year

While gas prices continued to rise, cheese remained steady last week and wheat saw a significant drop.

Why Group Purchasing Organizations are good for manufacturers and members

By working through a GPO, the manufacture of food or supplies can "speak" directly to decision-makers in the purchasing arena, thus saving time, money and the hassle of hunting down those important people.

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