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.
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.
Many in the foodservice industry are touting cricket flour as the next "super protein."
As restaurants race toward trends the Millennial generation embraces, enviromentally- and animal-friendly initiatives are picking up speed.
Today, forward-thinking restaurant operators are using modern video technology to measure virtually everything from shift readiness to inventory control.
An already contentious issue, organizations including the International Franchise Association, the Service Employees International Union and others drafted statements explaining how they think the wage campaign will impact the industry.
The restaurant of the future is here, with technological innovations that enable faster, more efficient and more profitable operations than ever.
Online ordering, and mobile ordering in particular, is no longer simply a nice add-on for consumers,it's an expectation.
It's a race to the top for both fast casuals and QSRs latching on to the potential digital ordering can offer.
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With increasing support for and legalization of gay marriage among the majority of Americans, particularly millennials, it's worth considering how engaging in controversial issues like this one will impact your restaurant.
Food Genius, a foodservice data provider, published a new monthly industry analytics presentation focused on Mediterranean cuisine.
New data from Market Research Company Euromonitor’s has found that global consumer foodservice value increased over 5.4 percent in 2014, with over USD $2.7 trillion dollars in sales
Monthly sales at restaurants exceeded grocery store sales for the first time on record, the National Restaurant Association reported.
Technomic released its "2015 Center of the Plate: Poultry Consumer Trend Report," which found that diners are increasingly looking for menu alternatives.
Applied Predictive Technologies' index found an increase of 3.6 percent in restaurant sales for the same month, compared to April of last year.
According to "Food Industry Transformation: The Next Decade," a report from Technomic Inc., the developing disruptions in the food industry will change every aspect of the business, including sourcing processing, distribution, operations and marketing.
The data show same-store sales growth of 1.9 percent in April, a 1.1 percent improvement from the previous month’s year-over-year growth rate.
C-stores' double-digit growth of pizza servings compared to flattening growth at QSRs is evidence of the segment's increasing focus on foodservice, and its competitive threat to traditional QSRs.
The growing influence of Hispanics, millennials, Baby Boomers, smaller households, and the desire for fresh and non-processed foods are driving a shift in how consumers eat
AEB emphasizes that restaurants must jump on the group's preferences for locally grown, sustainably raised and non-processed foods.
Technomic Inc. unveiled its Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report, which shows the fast casual sector increased collective annual sales by 12.8 percent to $30 billion in 2014.
Datassential released its Appetizers report, which includes a list of the top five "most loved" appetizers.
Visits to quick service restaurants, which represent the bulk of global foodservice traffic, were more a reflection of consumer sentiment than each country’s economic state in the fourth quarter of last year
Mother's Day, the most popular holiday of the year for dining out, will bring nearly half of Americans to dine out, or order restaurant takeout or delivery, on May 10.
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The National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index remained positive in March as a result of higher same-store sales and optimistic outlook for business conditions