Simplified ingredient lists: A trend at the point of no return

Natural ingredients and minimally processed foods are one of the top five culinary trends for 2015 and 2016. Major brands across segments have responded by simplifying their menus with cleaner, fresher ingredient lists.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Litehouse Foods


An In-Depth Look at Warewashing

Often overlooked and even more often misunderstood, foodservice warewashing is the method bywhich dishes, glasses, flatware, pots and pans, etc. are cleaned by an automated or manual process that employs hot water, agitation and detergent.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Axis Purchasing


WEBINAR: How to be FDA Calorie Compliant and Still Create Killer Menu Boards

Join WAND Corporation as they walk through the finer points of the menu labeling requirement including best-in-class menu design tips and a case study from McAlister’s Deli. This webinar is a must-attend if you’re in the process of (or planning to) add caloric counts to your menus in the near future.

Type: Webinar

Sponsor: WAND Corporation


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Successfully executing a cost-effective restaurant refresh

Cooking up a pizzeria environment refresh can be a tall order for some brands.

Pizza: Maybe it's not just for lunch and dinner anymore

On the surface a new study on breakfast eating trends would seem of no interest to pizza restaurateurs, but are the findings worth a second look even in this food service category?

NRA2016: 5 hot spots for global growth (Part 1)

Global growth potential is off the charts for food service, especially for concepts that revolve around limited service. These five areas show the greatest potential, according to research by Euromonitor International.

Most commodities down over last week

Diesel fuel and Domino's stock are exceptions in an otherwise down week for commodities.

The pre-shift meal: Sometimes simple is best for team building

One of the easiest and most effective options for "team building" is the pre-shift meal.

Consumers rank Panera, Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, DQ as favorite brands

Results are in from a study created via a mobile insights platform that captures customer impressions of some of the nation's premier QSR brands.

Pizza restaurateurs: Start your calorie counters

When the FDA issues its Notice of Availability for menu labeling guidelines later this month, pizza restaurateurs across the U.S. will have one year to get all their ingredients analyzed and on the menu.

My bacon-stuffed crust is better than yours!

Pizza Hut and Cici's have rolled out bacon-stuffed crust pizzas.

Site selection secrets for restaurant tenants

The commercial space chosen by a restaurant tenant can be a deciding factor in the success or failure of the business.

5 trends in specialty pizzas

Specialty and gourmet pizzas are taking limited and full-service operators by storm.

Why restaurants should ignore government’s delay on menu labeling

The real opportunity is to be a leader and put your nutritional information — all 11 of those pesky items, including consumer hot buttons like calories, fat, sugar and sodium — out there.

Bytes for bites: How disparate data can boost QSR franchise profits

QSR giants are not exempt from the rule that businesses should base product offerings on customer preferences. They arguably have the most access to data, yet many fail to translate that information into action.

It's time to break the pencil: What employees need to know about food safety

With multiple locations and an ever-changing labor force, how can restaurants be confident the food they sell is safe and that every employee is acting responsibly when it comes to food safety?

3 tips for restaurant owners to master user-generated content

We live in a social media world and nowhere is that more clear than in the restaurant industry. Pictures of food are ubiquitous, dominating photo-driven networks like Instagram and Pinterest and prominent across mainstays Facebook and Twitter.

How Smashburger, Billy Sims BBQ, East Coast Wings get franchisees to be social

Marketers have been touting the benefits of digital marketing for years, but motivating franchisees to carve out time to learn the ropes can be difficult.

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