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Toronto Life
This new Dundas West restaurant will track Toronto food trends (and stay open
Toronto Life
The restaurateur behind it is Fishbar owner William Tavares, who describes the place as an “all-day eatery”—an increasingly popular Toronto restaurant model—with a particular focus on wee-hour snacks. “We’ll be sort of like a Tim Hortons or a fast

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Toronto Life
This new Dundas West restaurant will track Toronto food trends (and stay open
Toronto Life
The restaurateur behind it is Fishbar owner William Tavares, who describes the place as an “all-day eatery”—an increasingly popular Toronto restaurant model—with a particular focus on wee-hour snacks. “We’ll be sort of like a Tim Hortons or a fast

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Nation’s Restaurant News
Casual-dining chains focus on brunch
Nation’s Restaurant News
Cucina Italiana have revamped their weekend brunch menus with premium ingredients, wider variety and more robust flavors, Bravo Brio Restaurant Group Inc. president and chief executive Saed Mohseni said in a press release. “Because brunch is a time to …

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Bucking the Trends: Pastas & Pastry Aims for Classic and Timeless While
Cleveland Scene Weekly
Diners of a certain age might recall Snicker’s, a quirky restaurant in an out-of-the-way locale that enjoyed a small but devoted following. That restaurant had an amazing 20-year run before the final owner, Ron Heinbaugh, closed it to open Krazy Mac’s, …

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Mmmm Good: Bugs Get Placed On Restaurants‘ Menus
CBS Local
“It’s like an underground trend with people who are willing to try something different,” said Hugenberger. A trend that seems to be spreading, some restaurants have insect items on their regular menus. Online you can easily get salted ants, seaweed

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Research and Markets: Foodservice Breakfast Trends in the US – Latest EditionBusiness Wire (press release)Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, not just for the average American consumer, but also for the restaurant industry nationwide, acco…

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Nation’s Restaurant News
Firehouse Subs introduces low-calorie menu
Nation’s Restaurant News
Captain Sorensen’s Datil Pepper Grilled Chicken Firehouse Subs has made the biggest change to its menu in nearly 20 years with the introduction of a new line of low-calorie items. The “Hearty & Flavorful, Under 500 Calories menu” is comprised of six

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How Millennials Will Dictate The Future Of Fast Food
Forbes
Roughly defined as young adults ages 18 to 33, Millennials have, in the past seven years, embarked on a trend that should make any restaurant owner scared stiff: they’ve slowed their restaurant visits. According to data compiled by RBC and the NPD

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Vinegar gets popular in cocktails
Nation’s Restaurant News
Driven by progressive bartenders on the hunt for new flavors to add to their liquid arsenals, as well as the current lime shortage that’s hit the United States, the trend – which arguably began nearly 10 years ago – is now reaching a feverish pitch

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Irish Independent10 Irish menu trends we want to let go ofIrish IndependentHere are 10 Irish restaurant trends we want to see put in the brown bin, for good. 1) Sweet Chilli Sauce. For the love of Buddah, unless you are a Thai restaurant and have made …

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Irish Independent10 Irish menu trends we are sick ofIrish IndependentHere are 10 Irish restaurant trends we want to see put in the brown bin, for good. 1) Sweet Chilli Sauce. For the love of Buddah, unless you are a Thai restaurant and have made it fro…

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MenuMasters 2014: True Food Kitchen
Nation’s Restaurant News
Inspired by the anti-inflammatory diet of natural food advocate Dr. Andrew Weil, the restaurant offers increasingly mainstream items like Chicken Sausage Pizza as well as less conventional items like the vegetarian “Inside Out” Quinoa Burger — two …

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MenuMasters 2014: McDonald’s
Nation’s Restaurant News
Nation’s Restaurant News salutes culinary creativity with its annual MenuMasters Awards. Honorees will be celebrated at the Drake Hotel in Chicago on May 17. … The line of meal-sized wrap sandwiches, built on large flour tortillas and filled with

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MenuMasters 2014: A closer look at the winners
Nation’s Restaurant News
Presented by Nation’s Restaurant News and sponsored by Ventura Foods, the awards honor outstanding foodservice research and development. Winners have created menu items that NRN’s editorial board has judged to have had a significant impact on the …

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Nation’s Restaurant NewsRestaurants give potatoes new flairNation’s Restaurant NewsLow in cost and high in popularity, potatoes continue to be a staple on menus as the favorite fried sidekick of hamburgers or the mashed companion of any protein with gr…

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MenuMasters 2014: Wendy’s
Nation’s Restaurant News
Read in-depth profiles of all 2014 winners >>. The genesis of the Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger, winner of the 2014 MenuMasters award for Best Limited-Time Offer, was a pretzel roll that Wendy’s officials spied in a bread basket at a full-service restaurant.

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MenuMasters 2014: Michael Smith
Nation’s Restaurant News
His experience at the famed Charlie Trotter’s restaurant and at other fine-dining restaurants in the United States and abroad helped him refine his cooking into a sophisticated but approachable style. Smith left Charlie Trotter’s to become corporate

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Digital Trends
Restaurant researches diners on Google, social media before reservation
Digital Trends
Detailed on Grub Street, a maître d’ at NYC restaurant Eleven Madison Park spends his afternoon Googling anyone that will be dining at the restaurant later in the evening. Attempting to glean information off social networks and other public sites

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Chain Full-Service Restaurants in the U.S.SYS-CON Media (press release)Many family restaurant chains, which rely disproportionately on lower-to-middle-income consumers, remain vulnerable to price sensitivity and reduced guest traffic. However, 2013 sal…

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Chain Full-Service Restaurants in the U.S.MarketWatchMany family restaurant chains, which rely disproportionately on lower-to-middle-income consumers, remain vulnerable to price sensitivity and reduced guest traffic. However, 2013 sales trends suggest …

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Nation’s Restaurant News
Domino’s Pizza introduces Specialty Chicken
Nation’s Restaurant News
… ticked up, but order counts declined a slight, unspecified amount. Domino’s operates or franchises nearly 5,000 locations in the United States and more than 5,500 restaurants in 70 international markets. Contact Mark Brandau at mark.brandau@penton

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Irish Independent
10 Irish menu trends we are sick of
Irish Independent
Irish restaurants tend to play it safe. Even the ethnic restaurants all have pretty much the same menus – and I want to know why. Are our palates that boring? Are we so afraid of change? Here are 10 Irish restaurant trends I would love to see go the

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Digital TrendsHow Cortana works in Windows Phone 8.1Digital TrendsIt muddles through complex grammar to perform tasks like facilitating restaurant reservations and notifies you when new appointments are in conflict with a previously scheduled meeting. …

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Top Restaurant Chains Serving Healthier DishesMotley FoolThe broader fast-casual restaurant chain segment offers a number of menu options. But for those looking to make gains on healthy trends in restaurant chains, Noodles & Company and Bravo Brio …

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Book uncovers city’s restaurant history
Youngstown Vindicator
One aspect of the book that makes it unique is its focus on the larger trends affecting the city, and how they affected the restaurant business. “The book was intended to shed light on the dramatic changes the community experienced in the decades since

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The Real Reason Why Tablets Will Make Restaurants More Profitable
Motley Fool
While delivery and takeout services aren’t the same as restaurant tablets, perhaps we could see similar trends happen among the lunch crowd. The real, indirect reason. Consider that, according to Brinker International, the average table turnover time

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Chain Full-Service Restaurants in the U.S.PR Newswire (press release)Many family restaurant chains, which rely disproportionately on lower-to-middle-income consumers, remain vulnerable to price sensitivity and reduced guest traffic. However, 2013 sales…

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Auckland’s 50 Best Restaurants Named
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Wilson noted that Sky City’s investment in restaurants continues to pay off, but says a couple of other trends are counteracting that. “One is that there are several small-scale independent operators who have renewed their commitment to quality and

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Globalnews.ca
Teens are abandoning the mall – here’s how mall owners are responding
Globalnews.ca
The owners of Toronto’s Eaton Centre recently spent $45 million to expand and enhance its food and restaurant offerings. … Compared to the spring of 2007, it’s down nearly a quarter, according to Piper Jaffray’s semi-annual report on teen shopping

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Asheville restaurants tap into fast-casual trendAsheville Citizen-TimesBut national trends point to an ever-increasing shift in favor of fast-casual over fine-dining restaurants. Fast-casual restaurants have counter service rather than table-side serve…

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Restaurants winging it with chicken
Meat & Poultry (registration)
Brands Inc. has confirmed it is testing a new restaurant concept called Super Chix, featuring customizable sandwiches with a hand-breaded, peanut oil-fried chicken breast filet and such optional free toppings as jalapeños, hot pickles and haystack

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Washington Post
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Washington Post
When he recently moved the dish from the restaurant’s winter menu to spring, he added fresh peas. It’s easy to … Washingtologists consistently post thought-provoking, timely comments on events, communities, and trends in the Washington area. More

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Bacon restaurant returns after remodelingLehigh Valley BusinessChefs trying to cash in on the trend have devised concoctions ranging from chocolate-covered bacon to bacon-flavored popcorn. So when owner Robert Dalessandro was trying to come up with a n…

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Restaurants winging it with chicken
Food Business News (registration)
Speaking at Technomic, Inc.’s Trends & Directions Conference last June, Ms. Kruse noted a shakeup in the chicken category that includes a growth in dark meat and an evolution of a better chicken segment. “This is not going to replace the better burger …

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Amanda Cohen on Chefs, PR, and ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ in the Restaurant World
Eater NY
Working in a high-end restaurant, your job is to transform mundane ingredients into things that people will pay money for, but people have become so divorced from cooking that what we do is starting to seem like magic. …. There are lots of silly

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A new day at Ruby Tuesday
Meat & Poultry (registration)
“We have made solid progress in a number of areas over the past eight months, and this is reflected in our improved same-restaurant sales and guest count trends,” said James Buettgen, chairman, president and chief executive officer, during an April 9

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The race for QSR market share expected to intensifyQSRweb.comTo embrace rapidly changing trends, restaurants have expanded their menus. Many now feature a barbell setup, with a value menu and a premium menu; LTO pipelines are getting bigger; and there …

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The fight for QSR market share expected to intensifyQSRweb.comTo embrace rapidly changing trends, restaurants have expanded their menus. Many now feature a barbell setup, with a value menu and a premium menu; LTO pipelines are getting bigger; and there…

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New Survey Says Teens Love Leggings & Starbucks, Because Of Course They
Global Grind
Oh, and the style isn’t too much better either, with the top trend being “leggings/lululemon” followed by Victoria’s Secret Pink and Uggs. No surprise there. Searching the Starbucks (which happens to be the top restaurant of the teens) on hashtag on

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Meet Harry MortonUSA TODAYI always like the classic LA restaurants — Ivy, Dan Tanas, The Apple Pan. They are the places that have been around for a long time through all the fads and trends. As far as an experience probably the beach because the sun s…

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Dare2Care gala, Artsyism, Bowling Ballerinas fundraiser, Rock the Catwalk
The Plain Dealer
Carrie Cerino’s Restaurant, 8922 Ridge Road, North Royalton. $42. Includes …. United Way of Greater Cleveland’s Women’s Leadership Council hosts the third annual fashion show, featuring men’s and women’s trends from local boutiques. Includes silent …

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Developers plan high-rise apartment tower in University Circle, on children’s
The Plain Dealer
And – if the developers succeed – it would act as a testament to the strength of Cleveland’s rental market and broader trends toward urban living and apartment dwelling. Buoyed by high occupancies and rising rents, the city and some suburbs are seeing

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A new day at Ruby Tuesday
Food Business News (registration)
“We have made solid progress in a number of areas over the past eight months, and this is reflected in our improved same-restaurant sales and guest count trends,” said James J. Buettgen, chairman, president and chief executive officer, during an April

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Dining Guide 2014: Our Favorite Places for NEW PACIFIC NORTHWEST Fare
Seattle Weekly
Connected to downtown’s Max Hotel, this new restaurant from Jason Wilson (Crush) takes the wood-fired-oven trend to a whole other level. The restaurant’s nine-foot custom-made Infierno wood-fired grill is no joke. A huge contraption—part grill, part

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RestaurantNews.com
Giardino Gourmet Salads Announces Nine Consecutive Quarters Of Positive
RestaurantNews.com
Over the last two years, Giardino was named to Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers & Shakers, which includes the top restaurant chains, people, trends and technologies shaping the fast casual segment. Giardino currently has eight South Florida restaurants

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4 Reasons to be at GE Capital’s Canadian Restaurant Investment Summit
Canada NewsWire (press release)
Insight: Amanda Lang returns for a second session that promises to offer an unrivalled level of insight into the commercial real estate trends that will affect the growth and profitability of Canada’s restaurant sector. The blue chip panel includes

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Giardino Gourmet Salads Announces Nine Consecutive Quarters Of Positive
PR Newswire (press release)
Over the last two years, Giardino was named to Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers & Shakers, which includes the top restaurant chains, people, trends and technologies shaping the fast casual segment. Giardino currently has eight South Florida restaurants

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Yard House Introduces 1000+ New Tap Handles NationallyPR Newswire (press release)ORLANDO, Fla., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — New drafts are flowing at every Yard House as the restaurant introduces The Official Yard House 2014 Draft. Nationally, more …

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Brothers separated by an ocean, linked by loneliness
Irish Times
“I knew he wasn’t well,” is all the farmer said when his brother fell dead suddenly outside a restaurant near Chicago Avenue and the body returned across the ocean to Shannon, and then up through Clare and Galway in a hearse, to the little country

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Daily Mail
Michelin-star restaurants changing as more middle-class diners splash out
Daily Mail
The trend for more informal fine-dining has been identified by University of Cambridge academic Christel Lane, whose new book The Cultivation of Taste is described as the first sociological study of Michelin-starred restaurants. New wave: Middle class
Cambridge: Fine Dining ‘Losing It’s Snobbery’Heart
New fine-dining elite ‘emerging’expressandstar.com

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