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Flavor and cuisine trends should then be overlapped with consumer and health trends to create a comprehensive strategy.
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...
Consumer drivers, health trends, consumer disconnects and flavor trends lead to a focused health and wellness strategy development.
Sustainability can be broken into the branches of organic, local, seasonal, green and ethical.
Will NYC's ban on large sodas lead to more regulations against the restaurant industry?
Opportunities are available with healthier offerings, leaner proteins and breakfast varieties.
Big-margin soft drinks are good for operators' bottom lines.
Gold medalist learns new non-carb diet and realizes positive results.
The terms now capturing restaurant consumers' mindsets include simplicity, value, authenticity, playfulness, escapism, invigorating and risk taking.
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.
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.
One analyst estimates that 5 percent of McDonald's sales come from soft drinks.
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.
The inaugural Top 100 Movers & Shakers features a ranking of the top concepts, leaders and trends in the $38 billion pizza segment.
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.
US Foods' top chef Mark Eggerding discusses culinary trends in foodservice and what the company is going to help restaurants stay relevant.
Social media, mobile and point-of-sale trends have evolved.
Company will gauge results from Minnesota rollout before making a decision to go national.
Fastcasual.com speaks with Coca-Cola's Mark Rhode about the company's healthy beverage and smoothie product line and trends.
Fastcasual.com speaks with Honest Tea founder Seth Goldman about the company's 2011 acquisition and trends in brewed tea.
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