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Gloucester Daily Times
‘Lost Recipes’ book tells story of bygone restaurants, inns
Gloucester Daily Times
“The things people are driven to eat are influenced by the economy, politics, immigration trends and all kinds of other things.” A recurring theme in the book, out this month from Page Street Publishing, is how immigrant chefs took ethnic food mainstream.

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WGNOCity Greens opens third restaurant on Metairie RoadWGNOAs trends toward healthy, active living become less the exception and more the rule in New Orleans, City Greens has enjoyed steady growth with its first location in downtown New Orleans in 2012…

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Florida Today
New Census report details Brevard’s increasing diversity
Florida Today
The Space Coast is becoming a more diverse community, reflecting trends being seen in many other parts of Florida and the nation, newly released Census data shows. From July 2010 to July 2015, for example, Brevard County’s Hispanic population grew by …

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Chicago Tribune
Old Orchard: Luxury theaters to open in Skokie next year with cocktails, cuisine
Chicago Tribune
“The economic landscape for restaurants and entertainment venues has evolved over the last several years,” Corporation Counsel Michael Lorge said at the time. “In order to respond to these evolving business trends, the village needs to implement

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Chicago Daily HeraldMount Prospect restaurateur keeps tradition going in Crystal LakeChicago Daily HeraldHe and Lorraine, 44, also enjoyed trips to France to research food trends and realized how simply prepared foods, from farm-to-table, were the best…

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FortuneAmericans Are Dining Out Less as Economy CoolsFortuneThe cooling economy is resulting in chilly sales trends at U.S. restaurants, a problematic trend for an industry that is also grappling with higher wage costs. The Wall Street Journal got an e…

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Wall Street Journal
Dining Out Falls Victim to Economy
Wall Street Journal
“As a result, we would not be surprised to see restaurant trends remain somewhat volatile throughout the summer and potentially into the fall.” There are indicators that suggest some consumers are feeling confident. Americans are taking on more credit

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Digital Trends
Baidu’s food app Nuomi is like a supercharged, AI-enabled Yelp
Digital Trends
Let’s be honest — we all consider ourselves amateur food critics, but when it comes to reviewing restaurants, there’s a lot to consider. How many stars do you give the little cafe with the awesome homemade pappardelle but bland bouillabaisse? What’s

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Eater NY
Eaters’ Journal 6/25/16: Tapestry, Morgenstern’s, Glady’s, Fung Tu, Santina, and More
Eater NY
Anyway so last week I briefly gave up on life and a purchased a Salmon and Pickled Veggies Power Lunch with chimichurri vinaigrette, a compact, 530-calorie bundle of past-peak food trends: avocado, acid-forward fermented stuff, a random assortment …

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Eater
Meet Eater’s Young Guns Semifinalists from the West
Eater
A favorite industry trend: Growing focus on micro-regional cooking, be it specific cities in India, Southern Appalachian american cooking, micro-regional Chinese cooking… all of it. I want to know the specifics, and I love tasting food that has a

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Nothing will cost over $5 at health food restaurant run by Elon Musk’s brother
Digital Trends
Healthy food for $5 or less will be the menu at Elon Musk’s younger brother Kimbal’s fast-food restaurant, The Kitchenette, located in Memphis, Tennessee. Following his success with The Kitchen and The Kitchen Community, Kimbal Musk aims to provide …

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[FREE WEBINAR] Food Transparency and Simplified Ingredient Lists: Trends and Tips for Understanding the ‘Clean …
Fast Casual
The demand for a pared down ingredient list for restaurant menus is being influenced by millennials and Generation Z, who crave authenticity and transparency. These generations of consumers will continue to drive consumption growth in the areas of

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Martn expertly pulls off latest culinary trends in American cuisine
Albuquerque Journal
Restaurant Martín, the brainchild of celebrity chef Martín Rios, has brought some of the recent fads in modern cooking to Santa Fe. Want to know what happens to venison cooked sous vide, or basically slow-poached in plastic? Restaurant Martín will give

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Fortune
The Food Trends Consumers Can’t Get Enough of
Fortune
The CEO of Fox Restaurant Concepts dishes on what customers are reaching for. Courtesy of Fox Restaurant Concepts. E-mail; Tweet; Facebook; Linkedin. Share icons. TECH · MANAGEMENT · FINANCE · MARKETS · CAREERS · AUTOS · INTERNATIONAL …

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Bon Appetit
A Rant About Restaurant Bathrooms
Bon Appetit
Obviously I go to restaurants for the food, but to be honest, I also go a little bit for the bathrooms. If you really want to get a sense of a space, you gotta see how well they treat the toilet. Fancy soap? You bet I’ll like the place more. Funky

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MassLive.com
Restaurant review: Ibiza Tapas Wine Bar in Northampton
MassLive.com
One of many trends woven into today’s dining experience, tapas is a concept co-opted from Spain, where it represents a cuisine within a cuisine. Ibiza Tapas Wine Bar, located on Strong Avenue in downtown Northampton, strives to do justice to that

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Convenience Store Decisions
Customers Demand Meat and Poultry Transparency
Convenience Store Decisions
A recent Packaged Facts report, “Meat, Poultry and Seafood: Restaurant Trends and Opportunities,” found foodservice customers are seeking meat and poultry menu options that are all natural. Customers also want options that reflect their desire to keep …

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5 of the Best Online Resources Your Restaurant Business Needs This SummerNav (blog)Toast is a restaurant Point of Sale (POS) system. They have a blog called the Toast Restaurant Management Blog, the purpose of which is to help their readers stay up to …

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Forbes
How To Read A Franchise Disclosure Document
Forbes
Forrest Ragsdale, Long John Silver’s senior vice president and general counsel, notes that the company now “owns only one restaurant brand and is focused solely on the success and growth of Long John Silver’s.” 2-Litigation. Franchisors are required to

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Burger trends to watch
Food Business News (registration)
CHICAGO — Food service operators are elevating the classic burger with alternative proteins, premium buns and innovative toppings. The term “cheeseburger” on menus has decreased by 15% from 2012 to 2015, while such descriptors as “bacon burger” …

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Food Business News (registration)
Culinary trends in transition
Food Business News (registration)
“Bon Appetit magazine named Al’s Place, in the San Francisco Mission District, its best new restaurant in 2015 and meats are listed as side dishes. Many chains now offer a vegetarian option, including White Castle. McDonald’s Japan has a chicken and …

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These 3 Trends Are Redefining the Next Generation of Food TourismSkiftThe biggest trend in culinary travel today is the growing diversity of food tourist profiles, and how travel companies are adapting to that increasing segmentation. A male Baby Boome…

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Packaged Facts: Restaurant Patrons Want Menu Transparency For Meat And Poultry
PerishableNews (press release) (registration)
This need to know taps a breadth of concerns related to food healthfulness and sustainable practices,” says David Sprinkle, research director, Packaged Facts. Meat, Poultry and Seafood: Restaurant Trends and Opportunities was released earlier this month.

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Have these food trends gone too far?
New Zealand Herald
Ponsonby buzzes with chatter over Helen Clark’s surprising tattoo. Although the restaurant opens in a blaze of positive publicity, eventually it becomes necessary to serve a trespass notice on Paul Henry, who insists on arriving as he means to go on.

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Packaged Facts: Restaurant Patrons Want Menu Transparency For Meat and Poultry
PR Newswire (press release)
Meat, Poultry and Seafood: Restaurant Trends and Opportunities (June 2016) focuses on five key aspects of restaurant menus: breakfast, burgers and sandwiches, entrées, seafood and international cuisine. In each case, the report trends and analyzes …

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New Fuel Rewards® Program Report on Restaurant Loyalty Trends Outlines Strategy to Engage Mobile-Centric Diners
Business Wire (press release)
DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With American consumers spending more on dining out than groceries, and increasingly relying on smartphones to guide their dining decisions, restaurants must create mobile-centric dining experiences and offer rewards that …

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Digital Trends
London’s first-ever naked restaurant strips away the tech as well as the clothes
Digital Trends
Eating breakfast in your underpants is one thing, but a three-course meal at a restaurant in your birthday suit? Now that’s another proposition entirely. Keen to get back to basics – the very basics – a pop-up restaurant in London is from this Saturday

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cleveland.com
Cleveland food trends we love: 2016 A-List dining guide
cleveland.com
Should we credit the hungry mouth of an invading presidential convention, or just our own appetites? This year, and for the past few years, Cleveland’s restaurant scene feels like it is bursting at the seams. Look no farther than downtown, where

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Small Business Trends13 Top Restaurants That Have Adopted a No Tipping TrendSmall Business TrendsThe no tipping policy trend in restaurant chains and eateries is slowly gaining traction across the U.S. According to a recent restaurant trade survey (PDF…

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Small Business Trends13 Top Restaurants That Have Adopted a No Tipping TrendSmall Business TrendsThe no tipping policy trend in restaurant chains and eateries is slowly gaining traction across the U.S. According to a recent restaurant trade survey (PDF…

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Produce Trends Highlight Food Safety, Unique Cuts and International FlavorsThe Daily MealProduce Trends Highlight Food Safety, Unique Cuts and International Flavors Waltham, MA (RestaurantNews.com) With prime produce season here, restaurant operators s…

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RestaurantNews.comProduce Trends Highlight Food Safety, Unique Cuts and International FlavorsRestaurantNews.comProduce Trends Highlight Food Safety, Unique Cuts and International Flavors Waltham, MA (RestaurantNews.com) With prime produce season here, …

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Adweek
8 Food Marketing Trends You Need to Know About Right Now
Adweek
Adweek takes a look at this and other trends that run the gamut from packaging innovation—turn that burger box into a high-tech toy—to the hottest flavors emerging on the scene. What we found: food is fashion, food is political, food is a

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Tracking beverage trends in food service
Food Business News (registration)
“One of the newer trends we (are seeing) this year is a fusion of food and beverage, where you’ve gone past the state of pairing coffee and tea with a particular food to combining them into one where you’re drinking the food,” Dr. Zuniga told Food

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CNBC
More restaurants opting for no-tip policies: Survey
CNBC
More broadly, tipping, wages and restaurant trends are closely watched as the service industry has been a major driver of job growth since the recession. In a separate report released Thursday, ADP and Moody’s Analytics said U.S. job gains at private …

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Produce Trends Highlight Food Safety, Unique Cuts, and International FlavorsFSR magazine (press release)With prime produce season here, restaurant operators should be thinking about the best ways to incorporate the latest produce trends into their menu…

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The Atlantic
The Future of Food Is Cheese Curds and Turmeric
The Atlantic
The ranking of avant-garde foods of the moment reads like a 18th-century shepherd’s grocery list: oats, cheese curds, and sourdough bread. That’s according to this year’s Google Food Trends report, for which the internet company compiles data on search …

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Washington Business Journal
Tasting menu restaurants bucking dining trends in D.C.
Washington Business Journal
Tasting menu restaurants continue to thrive in D.C. despite economic and dining trends that lean toward quick service and casual fare. That’s according to Eater D.C., which finds long-established chefs and young new culinary turks embracing ambitious …

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The State Journal-Register
Epicuriosity 101: LLCC Epicureans get a taste of latest Nashville food trends
The State Journal-Register
Several weeks ago, members of the LLCC student culinary club “The Epicureans” got a taste of some delicious new food trends in Nashville. The students enjoyed a food tour through Music City Bites and Sites, feasting on the famous Nashville “hot chicken

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CNBCCasual dining stocks poised to beat as consumers spend moreCNBCThe trends that favored fast casual dining over the past 5 years have recently shifted back toward the fast food and casual dining space. Casual dining names that struggled at the start…

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Nation’s Restaurant News
Thorn and Kruse talk culinary trends from the NRA show
Nation’s Restaurant News
Plant-based foods are a real hot-button trend on menus this year, and they were trending at the show, too. A company called True Made Foods run by a duo of “vetrepreneurs,” former army officers, makes barbecue sauce, ketchup and a zesty version of …

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Small Business TrendsThe Top 3 Reasons to Implement Restaurant TechnologySmall Business TrendsAssuming the reasons to implement restaurant technology are compelling, the next question becomes: which technologies should you implement? In the same survey…

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WGNO
Minneapolis chefs serve up the next food trends
WGNO
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (CNN) — Ask the average American what foods come to mind when they think of the Upper Midwest and the first images they conjure up might include sausages over a charcoal fire and a creamy mac and locally-produced cheese …

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CNNMinneapolis chefs serve up the next food trendsCNNMinneapolis, Minnesota (CNN) Ask the average American what foods come to mind when they think of the Upper Midwest and the first images they conjure up might include sausages over a charcoal fire and…

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Newsday
The best of the Hamptons 2016: Parties, restaurant trends, events, more
Newsday
The best of the Hamptons 2016: Parties, restaurant trends, events, more. Updated May 24, 2016 2:00 PM By IAN J. STARK. Navy Beach, one of Long Island’s truly summery restaurants, is adding to its New American repertoire in Montauk. (Credit: Noah Fecks).

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Food Business News (registration)
NRA 2016: What’s driving menu trends
Food Business News (registration)
CHICAGO — An “unprecedented shift” in consumer attitudes and expectations toward menus, ingredients and transparency is affecting innovation across all segments of food service, said Nancy Kruse, president of The Kruse Co., Atlanta, during a …

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Huffington Post
6 Ways We’re Learning to Love Our Food
Huffington Post
Chefs are highly influential, and according to the National Restaurant Association’s annual “What’s Hot” chef’s survey, five out of the top 10 restaurant trends of 2016 involve locally sourced, healthy, natural ingredients or environmental

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Small Business Trends
Book The Best Seat In The House With Reserve for Restaurants
Small Business Trends
Since they launched in 2014, Reserve has always been known as a ‘dining concierge’ and now they look ready to do more as they recently unveiled two new tools: Reserve.com, a website for users to find restaurants and make reservations, and a table …

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Rising food prices and competition keep restaurateurs on edge, finds American Express Restaurant Trade Survey
Food & Beverage Magazine (press release) (registration) (blog)
29% of restaurant operators plan to adopt the no-tip trend facing the restaurant industry while 18% report that they have already adopted. Restaurateurs are anxious about retirement savings – 65% are somewhat to very worried about the ability to save

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Mobile Commerce PressRestaurant goers engage in surprising smartphone trendsMobile Commerce PressWhat the study found was that there were several interesting consumer smartphone trends related to food and dining, such as among the participants surveyed…

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