Top trends listed from National Restaurant Association Show

The 93rd Annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show and 5th annual International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event, held in May, showcased emerging trends driving the restaurant and foodservice industry. The NRA has identified the five biggest trends from this...

Tony's Pizza kicks off summer mobile tour

Schwan's Consumer Brands Inc.'s Tony's Pizza is embarking on a summer mobile tour that brings the brand directly to cities in the Midwest in June. "Our new square shape delivers more delicious original crust pizza in every box and we're...

Mobile purchasing app launched for restaurants, food trucks

Paperlinks, a QR marketing and mobile commerce provider, has launched PayDragon, a mobile ordering app for restaurants and food trucks. The new app lets smartphone users skip lines at the register with one-tap ordering and payment. PayDragon also enables consumers...

Pizza Hut to offer free pizza for March Madness Cinderella

Pizza Hut to offer free pizza for March Madness Cinderella

Pizza Hut has committed once again to offering a free pizza if a No. 16 seed upsets a No.

California legislator tries to limit food truck presence near schools

California Assemblyman Bill Monning (D-Carmel) has proposed a state law to ban food trucks from selling food within 500 yards of a school campus.

Traveling wood-fired pizza kitchen concept rolls out

Amooré Pizza, a new traveling wood-fired pizza kitchen concept, is making its debut in Franklin, Tenn., where it will be featured at the Taste of Williamson Fundraiser for the local United Way. Amooré Pizza travels to parties, businesses or homes,...

Mobile Neapolitan Pizzeria rolls out in San Francisco

Del Popolo will roll out on the San Francisco streets beginning in February. The food truck focuses on Neapolitan pizza, a tricky proposition for a mobile unit considering the characteristics of such a pizza. Preparation and cooking requirements of an...

Kids' nutrition, local sourcing top NRA's 2012 trend predictions

Kids' nutrition, local sourcing top NRA's 2012 trend predictions

The National Restaurant Association's "What's Hot in 2012" survey of nearly 1,800 professional chefs – members of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) – reveals that children's nutrition and local sourcing will be the hottest trends on restaurant menus in 2012....

Food truck segment speeding up

Food truck segment speeding up

The food truck has been gaining momentum since 2008, with some predicting a short-lived heyday. That has certainly not been the case, as new research by the National Restaurant Association confirms. According to the research, six out of 10 consumers...

New York food truck obtains liquor license

As food trucks continue their growth spurt, one such operator has just added a new twist to the trend. The Wall Street Journal  reports that The Turkish Truck, based in New York City, has just received its liquor license, the first in the city to do so. The truck, typically located in Central Park, will begin selling beer, wine and spirits today.

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