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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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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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Digital Trends
Nintendo eyeing new business ventures in medicine, restaurants, and IP
Digital Trends
The world might be seeing a very different Nintendo in the coming years, one that’s making medical devices and hamburgers. Nintendo recently revised its Articles of Incorporation to allow for new business ventures in medicine, IP licensing, and “eating …

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Forbes
Good Food Is Not Enough: 3 Dining Trends For The Digital Age
Forbes
Today’s diners expect more than just good food; they expect a good experience—and they want it to be as convenient as possible. This means using a mobile app to quickly make reservations, being able to browse menus and nutritional information before …

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Digital TrendsAmazon launches its restaurant service in New York City and Dallas, TexasDigital TrendsNew York may be the city that never sleeps, but as far as eating is concerned, we do that all the time. On-demand food services are all the rage in thi…

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Westword
The Preservery’s Brendan Russell on Michelin Stars, Denver Trends and Favorite Bands
Westword
The Preservery, which opened in RiNo’s Backyard on Blake development this spring, is a product of its time: part market, part live-music venue, part restaurant and more. The relaxed, community-minded operation is a far cry from the intense, Michelin

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The Boston Globe
Designer Taniya Nayak on restaurant decor trends and home kitchens on a budget
The Boston Globe
We took this opportunity to touch base with the designer, who forecasts restaurant decor trends, and has tips for transforming home kitchens on a budget. “I’ve always been such a fan of what we’ve seen now for many years, which is that industrial, raw

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Delmarva Daily Times
Clean eating more than just a trend on Delmarva
Delmarva Daily Times
Every day, new health food eateries open for business, and not just in major metros and bustling cities. Within the last 10 years, nearly a dozen have been added to Delmarva’s landscape. These eateries, offering menus featuring fresh, homemade, local

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Vollrath Company Showcases Solutions for Fresh Trends at the National Restaurant Association Show
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Vollrath Company, a leading manufacturer of foodservice equipment and smallwares, will demonstrate its popular line of Redco® Manual Food Processors in its “Fresh is Best” exhibit in booth #4037 at the 2016 National Restaurant Association® (NRA) Show, …

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Digital Trends
Hate ordering fried chicken from human beings? KFC’s new restaurant has you covered
Digital Trends
The restaurant’s first commercial stars Lu Han, a young Chinese singer-actor, who’s popularity among millennials hints at KFC’s desire to attract youth and keep pace with emerging social and technological trends. And the Colonel isn’t alone in its

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Restaurant Industry Stock Outlook – May 2016NasdaqDespite the positive reports, optimism surrounding the sector is not very remarkable, as expectations have come down, especially with the sluggish consumer spending trends. For more details about earnin…

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Restaurant Industry Stock Outlook – May 2016Zacks.comDespite the positive reports, optimism surrounding the sector is not very remarkable, as expectations have come down, especially with the sluggish consumer spending trends. For more details about ear…

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GQ Magazine
Our Favorite Chefs Are Calling BS on These Foodie Trends
GQ Magazine
But for some, the beauty is in the details. We’re talking salts, secret spices, spatulas—if it makes the food at these places that good, we wanna know what it is. So, we sent out a survey to dozens of our favorite chefs across the country, and asked

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Good Food
Mark Best to close Marque restaurant
Good Food
“I like the craft of restaurants and I like the art of it, and I like the customers. (Generally.) But when you’ve spent most of that time pushing against current trends, it’s tiring. I’ve come to the point where I’m happy to move on. I’m 50 years old

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Reuters
Global PE firms find sweet spot in Japan’s food sector
Reuters
Tokyo is one of the world’s great food cities, with far more Michelin three-star restaurants than either Paris or New York. It is also a hive of innovation with new trends constantly appearing, such as standing-only steak houses and high-end hamburger

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Business Insider
Why McDonald’s is the most popular fast-food restaurant in the US by a long shot
Business Insider
McDonald’s is a huge force in the fast-food industry — and it’s just getting more powerful. Last quarter, 32% of all quick-service restaurant visits were to McDonald’s locations, according to xAd’s report on foot-traffic trends, which used the

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Bucking Trends: Boutique hotels with food and beverage.4HoteliersThese trends are the result of consumer preferences and the realities of financially feasible hotel development. So, what happens if you are a hotelier with a passion for food and beverag…

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Palm Beach Daily News
Four Arts culinary lunch series honors trailblazing chef
Palm Beach Daily News
Sabban sees a Escoffier revival in the restaurant business. “With all the craziness in the restaurant world in the last few decades there’s a desire to go back to the classical food of Escoffier,” she said. By craziness she means trends such as sous

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Detroit Free Press
Beyond the Plate: Talking about being black in America
Detroit Free Press
One of the first and most troubling trends I noticed when dining in Detroit again after a few years living in the diverse San Francisco Bay area was just how starkly divided along racial lines the clientele and staff was at the city’s hottest new

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Economic Times
Novel menus trending in new age restaurants
Economic Times
9. Sangria: It is perhaps one of the worst cocktails you can order at a bar. Most pre-make it terribly. And still it trends. 10 The Almost Trending: These are the naanza (naan-pizza), seafood bhel, samosa-focaccia (don’t ask why), hoppers with butter

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Blue MauMauBoutique Hotels Buck Trends with Food and BeverageBlue MauMauFor the past several years, limited- and select-service hotels have been extremely popular among hotel developers. According to STR, Inc. 80 percent of the properties (70 percent o…

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Christian Science Monitor
Where’s the beef? At some McDonald’s in Texas, it’s getting fresher
Christian Science Monitor
As consumers grow increasingly conscious of what’s in their food and where it’s grown, the company has also begun offering non-traditional options that appeal to current food trends. At 800 restaurants in Southern California, customers can order a
McDonald’s tests fresh beef in DallasNation’s Restaurant News

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Hotel News Resource (press release)Bucking Trends Boutique Hotels with Food and Beverage – By Robert MandelbaumHotel News Resource (press release)For the past several years, limited- and select-service hotels have been extremely popular among hotel dev…

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Bucking Trends Boutique Hotels with Food and Beverage | By Robert MandelbaumHospitality NetFor the past several years, limited- and select-service hotels have been extremely popular among hotel developers. According to STR, Inc. 80 percent of the prope…

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Here to Stay: Hotel Dining Trends and Best PracticesModern Restaurant Management (registration)Decades ago, many hotel restaurants were headline destinations and cultural institutions. Then there was the cycle where hotel dining became more of a necess…

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Orlando Sentinel
Central Florida flows with new chocolate stores, restaurants
Orlando Sentinel
The new wave of confectioners follows the trends of restaurants, with hand-crafted goods made with more seasonal and local ingredients, and local craft beer outlets. “Consumers have become aware there is better chocolate out there than a Hershey’s bar

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Digital Trends
Google Translate 5.0 makes deciphering restaurant menus much easier
Digital Trends
Google Translate is one of those indispensable apps that deserves a spot on every smartphone user’s home screen. If you’ve ever traveled internationally, hosted foreign family members, or even dined at an ethnic restaurant, you’re probably aware of how …

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Business Wire (press release)
CKE Restaurants Sets 2015 Quick Service Hamburger Restaurant Record for Net Drive-Thru Store Openings
Business Wire (press release)
The closest competitor was Burger King with -1 net new openings for the year. “This type of category growth is impressive,” said Peter DeBiase, president of Restaurant Trends. “CKE holds a strong presence in the industry and is gaining significant

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Business Wire (press release)
CKE Restaurants Sets 2015 Quick Service Hamburger Restaurant Record for Net Drive-Thru Store Openings
Business Wire (press release)
The closest competitor was Burger King with -1 net new openings for the year. “This type of category growth is impressive,” said Peter DeBiase, president of Restaurant Trends. “CKE holds a strong presence in the industry and is gaining significant

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Washingtonian.com
David Burke is the Perfect Chef for Donald Trump’s DC Hotel
Washingtonian.com
More successful: Burke’s GourmetPops line of cheesecake lollipops, in flavors like cherry pink cashmere, which spawned the most pointless of wedding dessert-table trends. And maybe guests at Trump will be treated to his Can o’ Cake—“cake mixed, baked, …

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Business Insider
This statistic shows why McDonald’s is the most popular fast food restaurant in the United States by a long shot
Business Insider
McDonald’s is an huge force in the fast-food industry — and it’s just getting more powerful. Last quarter, 32% of all quick-service restaurant visits were to McDonald’s locations, according to xAd’s report on foot traffic trends, which used the

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Nation’s Restaurant News
Many like it cold
Nation’s Restaurant News
“Chefs are doing more than just food today,” says Alexander. “They are focusing really hard on flavor in beverages, too.” Developed long before the current cold coffee trend, Thai Iced Coffee is “sweet, potent and very refreshing,” Alexander says. “It

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Rapid City Journal
Spring means it’s food truck season
Rapid City Journal
“With the rising trend in mobile food vendors, we have welcomed diversity to our market by way of food trucks and mobile food stands, and our customers have responded with enthusiasm and curiosity,” Storie said. “Now customers can come shopping not …

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Rapid City Journal
Spring means it’s food truck season
Rapid City Journal
“With the rising trend in mobile food vendors, we have welcomed diversity to our market by way of food trucks and mobile food stands, and our customers have responded with enthusiasm and curiosity,” Storie said. “Now customers can come shopping not …

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Arizona Daily Star
Chef Justin Macy is the executive chef at Tanque Verde Ranch in Tucson, AZ. Photo taken Monday, May 9, 2016.
Arizona Daily Star
I would have to say the most important skill was becoming a good cook/leader and being very versatile with food. There is so much going on in a professional kitchen that it can be very overwhelming, but you learn things that you wouldn’t in culinary

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Business Insider
Haunting and bizarre photos of abandoned fast food restaurants
Business Insider
Ohio resident Nicholas Eckhart has been driving around since about 2011, taking fascinating photos of defunct retail institutions. Eckhart runs the site Dead and Dying Retail, where he chronicles what he’s witnessed. He can sense some trends with these …

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Arizona Daily Star
Chef de Tucson: Justin Macy, Tanque Verde Ranch
Arizona Daily Star
I would have to say the most important skill was becoming a good cook/leader and being very versatile with food. There is so much going on in a professional kitchen that it can be very overwhelming, but you learn things that you wouldn’t in culinary

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Washingtonian.com
The Best Thai Restaurants From Our Cheap Eats List
Washingtonian.com
Blackboards advertising “Thai tapas” and local beers such as DC Brau are telling signs that this colorful restaurant has embraced a few dining trends. Thankfully, you won’t find tiny portions at big prices: Minus a few flourishes, owners Fred and CiCi

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CNBCFast food up, fast casual downCNBCThe trends that favored fast casual for the past few years are suddenly benefiting the fast-food industry. Names that struggled at the start of the decade have begun to bounce back, while fast-casual companies are …

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Nation’s Restaurant News
Chef Collin Crannell talks seafood menu, sustainability trends
Nation’s Restaurant News
Collin Crannell is in his seventh year as executive chef of The Lobster, a landmark restaurant on the Santa Monica, Calif., oceanfront that serves roughly 500 pounds of it namesake crustacean every day. But Crannell’s customers are also enjoying a

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Holiday Inn adding burger restaurant to snag more downtown dining dollars
Columbus Business First
The restaurant concept, launched in 2013 by Holiday Inn-owner InterContinental Hotels Group, taps into the better-burger and craft beer dining trends. “I thought it’d be perfect for the market,” Sound President Ben Castera told me. “We want to do more

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Food Love: 15 trends to make your next meal tastier
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
It’s a good sign when fresh, local and sustainable foods are now largely expected on our dining scene. So what else can Rochester-area food lovers look forward to this season? Here are the best trends and ideas we found in our search for dining

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MarketWatch
Opinion: What every investor needs to know about sketchy trends in corporate accounting
MarketWatch
Restaurant chain McDonald’s Corp. MCD, +0.19% recently said first-quarter sales slipped 1% from a year earlier. But on a “constant currencies” basis, sales actually increased 3%. Social-media platform Twitter Inc. TWTR, -1.39% posted a first-quarter

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