Chains itching to cook from scrach: Part 2

A new generation of restaurateurs is taking family recipes and running with them, shaping one of the hottest trends in casual/fast-casual dining — the 100 percent scratch-made menu, for here or to go. (I wrote about what specifically defines "made...

Health and wellness consumer drivers

Consumer drivers, health trends, consumer disconnects and flavor trends lead to a focused health and wellness strategy development.

The sustainability playground: sustainability defined

Sustainability can be broken into the branches of organic, local, seasonal, green and ethical.

Pass the baked potatoes

Will NYC's ban on large sodas lead to more regulations against the restaurant industry?

Survey: U.S. pizza market tops $40 billion

Opportunities are available with healthier offerings, leaner proteins and breakfast varieties.

NYC approves soda ban; restaurant association responds

Big-margin soft drinks are good for operators' bottom lines.

This Olympian doesn’t want to be on a Wheaties box

Gold medalist learns new non-carb diet and realizes positive results.

Game changers and shapers inspiring product development and innovation – Part 1

The terms now capturing restaurant consumers' mindsets include simplicity, value, authenticity, playfulness, escapism, invigorating and risk taking.

Pizza players head to Washington over menu labeling

The American Pizza Community is arguing that the law makes little sense for the pizza segment, which yields 90 percent of all orders from the phone or online.

Worry maps

Eighty percent mistakenly believe the gluten-free diet is either "more healthful" or a weight loss solution, instead of a medically-indicated diet for the auto immune disorder Celiac Sprue.

Commentary: NYC restaurants have long fight ahead with soda ban proposal

One analyst estimates that 5 percent of McDonald's sales come from soft drinks.

What are your brand standards?

Research shows that 96 percent of the nearly 31,000 menu items studied from chain restaurants failed to meet USDA recommendations for calories, sodium, fat and saturated fat combined.

PizzaMarketplace launches Top 100 Movers & Shakers

The inaugural Top 100 Movers & Shakers features a ranking of the top concepts, leaders and trends in the $38 billion pizza segment.

Dude, where's my regs?

Last July, the NRA and many other organizations suggested the FDA use flexibility for menu labeling stipulations as they apply to both chains and smaller operations. We're still waiting to hear the final verdict.

NRA 2012: US Foods

US Foods' top chef Mark Eggerding discusses culinary trends in foodservice and what the company is going to help restaurants stay relevant.

NRA Show 2012: A display of industry growth

Social media, mobile and point-of-sale trends have evolved.

Chuck E. Cheese's tests gluten-free options

Company will gauge results from Minnesota rollout before making a decision to go national.

NRA 2012: Coca-Cola healthy and smoothie beverage trends

Fastcasual.com speaks with Coca-Cola's Mark Rhode about the company's healthy beverage and smoothie product line and trends.

NRA 2012: Brewed tea beverage trends

Fastcasual.com speaks with Honest Tea founder Seth Goldman about the company's 2011 acquisition and trends in brewed tea.

Clinton applauds NRA for kids nutrition initiative

During NRA Show keynote address, former president says collaboration is the key to the future.

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