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The word 'fresh' is the most powerful driver of menus because it has a connotation that it is real food being served.
It is not often in the QSR industry, that one decision can positively impact so many touch points in restaurant operations.
Mazzio’s added a jalapeno stuffed crust pizza to its new menu platform.
Sriracha, according to CCD Innovation, is in 2014 what chipotle was in 2009.
Brands’ innovation processes should be influenced directly by consumer feedback.
Invasivor consumption is motivated by the desire to preserve native plant or animal species, and is tied to sustainability.
The budget conscience consumer will demand luxury and "value" will be defined as the best quality for the money.
Trends indicate that consumers and food continue to move toward experimentation.
The most innovation in the food industry over the past five years has been in packaging, beverages and dairy products.
Unique Pizza and Subs Corporation today announced it has engaged Dr. M. (Mali) S.
HMSHost has introduced imagineIT, an airport terminal simulation lab that allows the company to explore new technology solutions for its airport-based dining concepts. The lab is located in Washington, D.C. According to a news release, HMSHost’s imagineIT allows employees and...
Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers has launched a new Up in Smoke menu, featuring Mexican-inspired dishes with ingredients such as mole sauce, chipotle and poblano peppers. According to a news release, the new menu, which also includes specialty cocktails, is available...
General Mills Foodservice is calling on independent family restaurants to enter its Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest for a chance to win up to $50,000 ($40,000 cash plus a $10,000 charitable donation) and the opportunity to put their local dishes in the national spotlight. From Aug. 1 through Sept.
Morton Salt Inc. announced today the launch of a new food lab dedicated to exploring reduced sodium solutions.
Food and Drink Resources, a Centennial, Colo.-based consultancy firm, has opened a new Innovation Center for food and drink professionals. The founders of the test kitchen from FDR built the space to serve a range of food purveyors from QSR...
Pizza Pizza Ltd. has launched a lineup of quesadillas, called Pizza-dillas, that are now available permanently.
California Pizza Kitchen has launched a new seasonal menu lineup, available now through July. "It's been a long, cold winter for many, and we are happy to welcome the warmer weather by offering a taste of the season's freshest ingredients throughout our menu," Brian Sullivan, SVP of culinary development, said in a news release.
The National Restaurant Association has announced the winners of the second annual Kids LiveWell Recipe Challenge, an initiative showcasing restaurants' culinary efforts for creating healthful menu options for children. The event, sponsored by founding partner McCormick For Chefs and Healthy...
An independent panel of foodservice operator experts has selected finalists for the third annual 2014 Operator Innovation Awards. These finalists were chosen in five categories - Health and Nutrition, Marketing, Menu Development, Sustainability and Technology. The winners in each category,...
The National Restaurant Association has announced the recipients of the annual Food and Beverage Innovations Awards. According to a news release, the FABI awards recognize "progressive food and beverage innovations that will make a significant impact in the restaurant industry."...
Mellow Mushroom has crowdsourced its own employees to create a new menu. According to a news release, servers, bartenders, prep and line cooks from more than 160 Mellow Mushroom locations across the country created the menu, with homemade dishes such...
Leaders from The Culinary Institute of America and Ventura Foods have announced an expansion of their partnership built upon mutual dedication to the science of food research and menu development for the foodservice industry. The decade-long relationship has focused on...
Brand development company Sterling-Rice Group has identified its top 10 food trend predictions for menus and supermarket shelves in 2014. SRG said consumers will continue to seek healthy options, but with an occasional indulgent splurge in the coming year. These...
The National Restaurant Association has announced a partnership with digital publisher SmartBrief Inc. to relaunch the daily Restaurant SmartBrief e-newsletter. With this agreement, Restaurant SmartBrief, originally launched in 2001, will continue to include curated summaries of restaurant industry and public...
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