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CSPnet.com
Five Consumer Trends Shaping the Future of Food & Foodservice
CSPnet.com
CHICAGO — Sluggish restaurant traffic growth and stalled sales in the center aisles at grocery stores are evidence that U.S. consumers’ eating behaviors are evolving. The growing influence of Hispanics, millennials going through life stages, aging

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Shape Magazine
These Are the Biggest Food Trends for 2016, According to Google
Shape Magazine
Every time Google releases any data, it’s like we get to know what the entire world’s been thinking. So when the big G released a 75-page report on 2016′s top food trends, we were more than intrigued—and even happier to see the results. What Google

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Asahi Shimbun
‘Made in Tokyo’ trends in food, drink as brand gains cachet
Asahi Shimbun
Tokyo may not have been an easy name to sell products with during Japan’s postwar years of economic growth thanks to its association with pollution–but in 2016 the brand is far from toxic. Spurred on by the ever-increasing number of foreign tourists

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Yahoo Lifestyle
Curtis Stone: Sometimes the imperfections make you perfect
Yahoo Lifestyle
While dessert hybrids like cronuts are all the fuss at the moment, we asked Stone if he thinks fruit and vegetable hybrids like kalettes will be the next big food trend for 2016. Lamb, tomatoes, feta and Californian brown turkey figs at Maude’s. Photo

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WUFT
Alachua County High Schools Possible New Lunch Option: Food Trucks
WUFT
More ethnic recipes are being offered in school menus across the country, Pratt-Heavner said, because schools are mirroring restaurant trends to attract more students to school meal programs. “I think kids in particular are looking for a lot of the

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GoodHousekeeping.com
These Will Be the Biggest Food Trends of 2016, According to Google
GoodHousekeeping.com
The experts over at Google released their latest Food Trends report this morning — and the results are pretty fascinating. Analysts broke down the top identifiable searches by seasonality and growth between January 2014 and February 2016

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Chron.comChipotle and Citi Trends burglarized in west and southeast HoustonChron.comPolice are looking for anyone involved in two unrelated burglaries that happened at a restaurant and a clothing store in west and southeast Houston early Thursday morni…

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San Francisco Chronicle
Top 100: Bay Area dining scene shaped by challenging economics
San Francisco Chronicle
For years, analysts have been fearing a stall in the San Francisco restaurant boom due to escalating costs of rent, food and labor. Yet that hasn’t happened — and as the 2016 edition of the Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants makes clear, the dining scene is

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The National Enquirer
Hot This Week — The Trends A-Listers Are Loving!
The National Enquirer
Hot This Week — The Trends A-Listers Are Loving! By J.R. Taylor. Posted on Apr 25, 2016 @ 7:03AM. 0. Share. Check out the latest hot trends in restaurants, health supplements, watches, and more — all sizzling with star power… Jeff Goldblum and his

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Digital Trends
Want to eat better? Modus makes it easy to manage your nutrition
Digital Trends
If you’re anything like me, you’re not the best at keeping track of the food you eat and the effects that food could have on your health. After all, sometimes it’s hard to imagine what the food we’re eating actually does to the body, making it easier

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Toronto Star
The next restaurant trend? Ask Janet Zuccarini
Toronto Star
“My dad didn’t get a credit card until he was in his 60s,” she’d told me just minutes prior as we rendezvoused at the back of her Italian restaurant on Portland St., north of King St. W., which serves 1,000 people a day and sits across the street from

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FoodNavigator-USA.com
What Millennials want: From customization to continuous snacking
FoodNavigator-USA.com
CUSTOMIZATION: Today’s consumers in general and Millennials in particular want food items that are fresh, creative, and made just for them, says Packaged Facts. “That’s where the customization trend comes in—and it’s hotter than ever in the fast

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Nation’s Restaurant NewsChipotle offers teachers free foodNation’s Restaurant NewsChipotle executives have indicated that marketing efforts, including free-food coupons and buy-one-get-one-free offers, have helped improve transaction trends. The compan…

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This Year’s New York City Food Trends
Huffington Post Canada
It’s no longer good enough to do one thing well; you have to hit all the right notes on many levels to be a success in the restaurant biz. City Winery started as a private make your own wine venue and has grown into a 300 seat concert hall, unique

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WJXT Jacksonville
Community concerned over shooting in St…
WJXT Jacksonville
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – St. Augustine police continue searching for the suspects responsible for shooting two people and assaulting a third outside a restaurant and bar early Sunday morning. … workplace and home. She’s concerned that this is the new trend.

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Robb Report
Haute Vegan Cuisine Is One of Dining’s Hottest Trends
Robb Report
The vegan renaissance is now. Vegan cuisine—which doesn’t incorporate any animal products, such as butter or eggs—is no longer the milquetoast cuisine of choice for your most devout PETA friends, served with a side of proselytization and …

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Economic Times
Restaurants ride the farm-to-fork wave
Economic Times
While the consumer’s desire to be part of a global food fad may be a reason for the proliferation of farm-to-fork, the trend is equally fuelled by a new tribe of hobby-turned-professional farmers, silently pottering away on their terraces, balconies

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NEWS.com.au
Alley PascoeSunday Style
NEWS.com.au
The Origin: The beautiful cakes are the creation of food stylist and designer Mitsuki Moriyasu. The Order Form: You’ll have to travel to the homeland of hybrid food, Japan, and Moriyasu’s Vegedeco cafe in Nagoya. Best Served With: A kale smoothie

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San Francisco Chronicle
Old-school waiter crucial to what makes SF great
San Francisco Chronicle
“We don’t want to chase the quick money or chase trends,” said Peter Quartaroli, one of the 14 partners who own the restaurant. “A sense of family and a sense of community for our customers is important even in the restaurant business.” And the key to

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The New Daily
Food trends that need to stop in 2016
The New Daily
With the help of the Internet, food fads such as smashed avocado now reign supreme not only in inner-city cafes, but on our screens and in our newsfeeds. The hilarious Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney know all about annoying food trends – they’ve …

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Free Press JournalFood Trends 2016: MasterChef Shipra Khanna picksFree Press JournalIn this final part of the series, Sapna Sarfare speaks to MasterChef Shipra Khanna, to predict food trends in India for 2016. MasterChef Shipra Khanna, MasterChef Seaso…

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Courier Mail
These new nibbles really take the cake
Courier Mail
No, they’re not burnt — black burger buns are simply the latest trend sweeping the country. With almost every second restaurant and cafe offering a burger these days, some have tried to set themselves apart by dying their buns ebony with vegetable

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The Daily Telegram
Doug Spade and Mike Clement: Endless fries and fast-food trends
The Daily Telegram
The working title? “Meatballs 23 — The Year of the Fries.” Theme song by Al Stewart, of course. Set in a modern fast-food restaurant, it will feature an Olympiad-style competition between Larry Fink and The Stomach. No hot dogs this time. But all-you

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National Post
One of these is the Cronut, the other is food plagiarism — and you can’t stop it
National Post
But unlike the purses of Canal Street, food copycats may even affirm the value of the real deals and turn an unknown chef who spawns a trend into a household name. If no one copies your pork bun or your rainbow bagel, “if nobody cared enough to even …

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CSNews OnlineTop Five Food Trends Millennials Are FuelingCSNews OnlineAs diners continue to seek out personalized plates, the build-your-own bowl trend offers an attractive alternative in an assembly-line format. Breakfast and lunch/dinner bowls are al…

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Food Business News (registration)
Slideshow: Five millennial-fueled food trends
Food Business News (registration)
ROCKVILLE, MD. — From the Cronut to Taco Bell’s Quesalupa, hybrids have become a hot trend on restaurant menus and represent a growing opportunity to appeal to the generation of “thrill-seeking foodies” known as millennials, said Packaged Facts, …

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Packaged Facts: Top Five Food Trends Fueled By Millennials
PerishableNews (press release) (registration)
ROCKVILLE, Md. — Our apologies to anyone who subscribes to the “customers don’t know what they want…” school of thought, but that sort of generalized business rhetoric simply doesn’t apply to Millennials. Demanding what you want, how you do and don’t …

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Get A Slice Of Millennial Marketing Secrets From Pie Five’s CEO
Forbes
Where we once believed that the restaurant thought leaders were those in fine dining, more and more of today’s food trends and innovation are starting in the fast casual space. New trends are a result of changing market behavior predominately

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STERN
London eröffnet erstes Nackt-restaurant
STERN
Es soll Londons erstes, nacktes Food-Erlebnis werden. Das Restaurant “The Bunyadi” möchte seinen Schwerpunkt auf so viel Natürlichkeit legen, wie es nur geht. Verwendet werden sollen die natürlichsten, selbst angebauten Zutaten, die uns in die Urzeit …

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The Journal News | LoHud.com
Restaurant buzz: North Salem pop-up and spring dining
The Journal News | LoHud.com
If you’re a restaurant-goer, you know it’s really, truly spring when outdoor patios open for the season. Here are a few things we’re talking about this week. Be sure to subscribe to our lohudfood newsletter for more of the latest restaurant news and

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Playing Catch-Up On The Fresh Trend
Forbes
Many in the food and beverage industry have lagged behind the curve for years when it comes to “fresh” and are just now trying to narrow the gap by responding to consumers’ demand for fresh, less processed foods and beverages. Finding meaning in such …

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Greatist
Why Farm-to-Table Might Be One Big Sham
Greatist
Farm-to-table food is one of the hottest restaurant trends right now. We’re sold stories of animals raised on picturesque farms that are just up the road (OK, more like an hour or two away if you live in a city or suburb), making us feel so much better

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The Independent Weekly
Restaurant Review: B.Good, One of Downtown Raleigh’s Only Chains, Wants To Be Gluttonous and Green
The Independent Weekly
It’s a smart bet, too, as B.Good taps into two momentarily dominant restaurant trends, one of which the city center has and another it desperately needs. First, B.Good is a “fast casual” chain, meaning, like Panera or Chipotle, it pairs the counter

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Natural Products INSIDER (blog)5 Key Food Trends Being Driven by MillennialsNatural Products INSIDER (blog)Demanding what you want, how you want it and when you want are all hallmarks of Millennials, and this pronounced proclivity for bold and confiden…

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RestaurantNews.comRestaurant Accounting Goes on Autopilot with New Orderly AppRestaurantNews.comOwners, managers, chefs and accountants now have access to a real time food spending dashboard from the palm of their hand. Authorized restaurant users can …

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Top 5 Food Trends Fueled By Millennials
VendingMarketWatch
Today’s consumers in general and Millennials in particular want food items that are fresh, creative, and made just for them. That’s where the customization trend comes in—and it’s hotter than ever in the fast-growing fast casual segment. Talk about a

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CNBC
Fast food earnings: ‘It’s going to be choppy’
CNBC
Analysts point to an early Easter and unfavorable weather to partially account for lighter foot traffic in March, and others say downbeat economic talk by presidential candidates may be playing a role. “It’s going to be choppy,” said Jefferies analyst

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Packaged Facts: Top 5 Food Trends Fueled By Millennials
PR Newswire (press release)
Today’s consumers in general and Millennials in particular want food items that are fresh, creative, and made just for them. That’s where the customization trend comes in—and it’s hotter than ever in the fast-growing fast casual segment. Talk about a

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Tasting menus are taking over at restaurants
Marketplace.org
Financial incentives, branding and creative expression were behind chef-owner Ryan McCaskey’s decision to take his Acadia restaurant, also in Chicago, to an exclusive tasting menu format. (There is … Palling suspects the trend has hit a peak. Diners

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Why developing experienced multiunit leaders is critical
Nation’s Restaurant News
This is the most overlooked in terms of training and development: above-restaurant leadership — area directors, franchise business consultants and multiunit franchisees. One of the fundamental differences between us and retail is that the restaurant

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Greenville News
Greenville getting a third Chicken Salad Chick restaurant
Greenville News
… Salad Chick in Greenville is open Monday – Saturday from 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.chickensaladchick.com, or call 864-603-3737. Follow Chicken Salad Chick on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and trends.

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CNBC
Chick-fil-A A-List? Chicken chain seeks loyalty
CNBC
The focus on friendly service is powering Chick-fil-A’s growth at a time when the fast-food industry is reeling from increasing competition and changing trends. In Michigan, the chain plans to go from its current two locations, to 20 in the next five

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Trend du jour: Takeover menus
Crain’s Detroit Business
In metro Detroit’s culinary landscape, restaurateurs must navigate their businesses through a sea of dining trends that can either boost or bust their restaurant brands. One such trend that appears to have some staying power is the “takeover menu

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CT Post
Mall construction bucks trends
CT Post
A marketplace for residents to spend an entire day, it will offer restaurants, coffee shops, exercise and wellness classes, and of course, access to the latest trends in upscale fashion.” Food is another big draw in successful malls, she said. “Malls

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Fruits and veggies step up to the plate in food trends for 2016TheProduceNews.comResearch firms, restaurant and hospitality consultants and others tasked with predicting and following food trends are acknowledging the surge in fruit and vegetable consu…

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Digital TrendsReservations for its eatery are sold out, but Google is giving away free donuts in NYCDigital TrendsFood is a universal language, and Google is accordingly luring people into its pop-up restaurant in New York City to showcase some of the …

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Washington Post
One of these is the Cronut. The other is food plagiarism. And you can’t stop it.
Washington Post
Given how fast food trends emerge and travel, it’s not surprising that there’s a Cronut, or Faux-nuts. But the hottest food trend of the past five years may be copycatting. Call it food plagiarism. And the examples go way beyond the Cronut. Kimchi

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The Daily AdvertiserEat it up: Recent local restaurant newsThe Daily AdvertiserEthnic pop-up dinners have become one of the latest food trends in Acadiana. Dinners are regularly held at Dark Roux and The Jefferson Street Pub. In addition to offering ne…

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The Daily AdvertiserEat it up: Recent local restaurant newsThe Daily AdvertiserEthnic pop-up dinners have become one of the latest food trends in Acadiana. Dinners are regularly held at Dark Roux and The Jefferson Street Pub. In addition to offering ne…

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Small Business Trends12 Great Sushi Franchises to Take Advantage of This Culinary TrendSmall Business TrendsWith several locations throughout California and more coming soon, Sansai Fresh Grill & Sushi Kitchen aims to be a leading national restaura…

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