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TIME
Finally, Some Good News About Kids and Fast Food
TIME
Calories from Mexican and sandwich fast-food restaurants remained stable. MORE: This Is the Scary Amount of Pizza Kids Are Really Eating. “We’ve seen similar trends in adults, so we suspected the trend would be similar in children,” says study author
US Kids Getting Fewer Daily Calories From Fast FoodU.S. News & World Report
Percentage of children eating fast food on a given day dropsMedical Xpress

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Condé Nast Traveler
Berlin’s Buzziest New Restaurant, and Other Big Food Trends
Condé Nast Traveler
As the co-owner and sommelier of Noblehart & Schmutzig, the city’s most hyped restaurant since well before it opened in mid-February, he’s helping to forge a new culinary identity for the German capital; it’s a quest shared by baristas, bartenders

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Nation’s Restaurant NewsSophisticated breads rise on restaurant menusNation’s Restaurant NewsWith many Americans now avoiding gluten, and a growing number of people eschewing most carbohydrates as they follow the paleo diet, bread is less of a meal sta…

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Consumer Spending Trends: Millennials Giving Up on Fast Food? Not So Fast…
Millionaire Corner
The fast food industry may deserve a break today, but it’s not going to get it from Millennials, according to a recent consumer spending trends report. Millennials, who have surpassed Baby Boomers as the largest generation in history, represent about

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Bisnow
5 ATL Restaurant Trends for 2015
Bisnow
From the curse of Instagram and the appetites of Millennials to out-of-town restaurateurs and a hiring crunch, we got the skinny on five restaurant trends from our experts at this morning’s 2nd Annual Atlanta Restaurant Summit at Twelve Hotels.

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Online takeaway ordering company, JUST EAT, reveals UK food and restaurant
Retail Times
JUST EAT has announced produced trend data about the food and restaurant industry in the UK. Orders of sushi have seen a phenomenal growth since 2013 on JUST EAT – with the number of orders rising 120% in that time. And mild curries like Korma are …

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Calgary Herald
French, Thai and 2015 food trends
Calgary Herald
Food trends come and go, often very quickly. Some last, like the ubiquitous cupcake, others, such as fondue, cycle in and out every few years. Some, like focaccia, become staples in our cuisine. Every year, there’s a new list of the hot trends in North

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American food trends ‘heat up’ via social food sharing
High Plains Journal
“It doesn’t matter if you consider yourself a foodie, a novice chef, a restaurant aficionado or just someone who enjoys a great home-cooked meal—diversity is the most common denominator in our tastes, based on what we’re sharing on our plates,” said …

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Nation’s Restaurant News
Chefs find alternatives to wild king salmon
Nation’s Restaurant News
When wild salmon season begins in mid-summer, king, or Chinook, salmon will start jumping onto dinner plates at restaurants everywhere. But until this precious species becomes available, chefs are finding innovative alternatives to feed diners’ hunger

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Nation’s Restaurant News
Chat cocktail trends on Facebook with NRN’s Bret Thorn
Nation’s Restaurant News
Join me in a discussion of these and other beverage trends during a Nation’s Restaurant News Facebook chat on March 24 at 3 p.m. EST, and share your own observations about the scene with other foodservice professionals. Other topics will include …

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The GuardianThe OFM 50: the 50 hottest places, people and trends in foodThe GuardianWith the trend for eastern Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food showing no sign of dropping off, wines from the region, natural partners for the mix of freshness and s…

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Palm Springs Life
5 Local Foodie Trends
Palm Springs Life
According to a 2014 culinary forecast by the National Restaurant Association, today’s consumers are more interested than ever about what they eat and where their food comes from. The nation is indeed gravitating toward locally sourced and locally

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SFGate (blog)Is the return of tablecloths a new restaurant trend?SFGate (blog)Is the return of tablecloths a trend in the making? When Sons & Daugthers, a trendy restaurant that opened in 2010 by two young tech-set-worthy chefs, decided to cover th…

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Nation’s Restaurant News
Demand for creative cocktails grows
Nation’s Restaurant News
Cocktails have become a robust and profitable part of the American dining scene, and restaurant and bar operators are drawing on all their creative skills — from dramatic presentations to culinary flourishes to pairing their drinks with food — to

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Chillin’ with the iced coffee wave
Nation’s Restaurant News
Along with being a valuable add-on sale in a restaurant, chilly javas arguably draw customers because they are the type of beverages that are more likely to be purchased away from home than made at home. When the Chicago-based research firm …

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Rapid City Journal
Social media survey pinpoints food trends
Rapid City Journal
“It doesn’t matter if you consider yourself a foodie, a novice chef, a restaurant aficionado or just someone who enjoys a great home-cooked meal – diversity is the most common denominator in our tastes, based on what we’re sharing on our plates,” said …

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Gothamist
How Chef Marc Murphy Embraces This Year’s Biggest Food Trend
Gothamist
Foodiots waiting with baited breath to hear yet another forecast of 2015′s top food trends (remember, kale toast is so out), rejoice: the NRA—National Restaurant Association, to be clear—has released their ten predictions for the year. Embrace the

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Daily News & Analysis
Delhi restaurant denies entry to differently-abled customer; #ShameonKeya
Daily News & Analysis
Nipun Malhotra was denied entry to Keya restaurant at DLF Promenade Mall in Vasant Kunj, Delhi on Friday after he was told that they do not allow the ‘disabled’ inside their premises. Malhotra said he was stopped by four security guards from entering

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25 trends in two days in OaklandNation’s Restaurant News (blog)We visited 19 restaurants and almond-product manufacturers over the course of 26 hours, to look at trends and see all the trendy things that could be done with almonds in what is these days…

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Restaurant Menu Watch: McDonald’s shakes up regional menus
Nation’s Restaurant News
NRN senior food editor Bret Thorn breaks down what you should be watching in the industry this week. Connect with him on the latest marketing trends and news at bret.thorn@penton.com and @foodwriterdiary. RELATED: • McDonald’s to stop selling …

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New Market Trends in Biotech, Entertainment, and Organic Food
Stockhouse
Mr. Brown discussed LATX’s two main competitive advantages, their groundbreaking restaurant platform and their membership program, adding that the company is in a unique position to attract new members by offering them a comprehensive entertainment …

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New Market Trends in Biotech, Entertainment, and Organic Food
Marketwired (press release)
NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – March 05, 2015) – RedHill Biopharma ( NASDAQ : RDHL) ( TASE : RDHL) CEO Dror Ben Asher discussed the company’s recent fourth quarter and year-end results which include a strong cash position of over $34 million, …

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New York Times
Efficiency in the Kitchen to Reduce Food Waste
New York Times
Reducing food waste is moving so quickly into the cultural mainstream that it ranked ninth among the top 20 food trends on the National Restaurant Association’s annual “What’s Hot in 2015” list, based on a survey of almost 1,300 chefs. Imperfect fruits

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New York Times
Efficiency in the Kitchen to Reduce Food Waste
New York Times
Reducing food waste is moving so quickly into the cultural mainstream that it ranked ninth among the top 20 food trends on the National Restaurant Association’s annual “What’s Hot in 2015” list, based on a survey of almost 1,300 chefs. Imperfect fruits

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Nation’s Restaurant News
NPD: Number of restaurants falls in 2014
Nation’s Restaurant News
The shift in the number of restaurants in each category reflects prevailing trends in restaurant traffic, NPD said. Traffic overall was flat for the calendar year 2014, but visits to quick-service restaurants, which represent 79 percent of traffic
US restaurant count declinesMeat & Poultry (registration)

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Nation’s Restaurant News
Consumer demand for ‘real foods’ grows
Nation’s Restaurant News
Understanding their patrons’ expectations of real food will enable operators to successfully address the trend. Nancy Kruse, President of the Kruse Company, is a menu trends analyst based in Atlanta. As one of LinkedIn’s Top 100 Influencers in the U.S

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Treehugger7 food trends of 2015 that embrace health and sustainabilityTreehuggerSome years see food fads that bring shudders to the green- and salubrious-inclined, but 2015 has ushered in some fashionable noshes that we can live with. There once was a …

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NDTV
What’s Hot and What’s Not: Top Food Trends for 2015
NDTV
Food Festivals – It’s no secret that we are hungry. Hungry for options, hungry to try new things, and honestly really hungry for good food. We are also busy (read: lazy), and that’s why having all that under one roof is a no brainer. We saw it coming

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Top 5 ethnic food trends for 2015
Nation’s Restaurant News
Southeast Asian cuisine was the fifth most frequently cited ethnic trend by chefs. One of the trendiest Southeast Asian menu items these days is the Vietnamese bánh mì sandwich, which Dallas-based Which Wich featured last year. Photo: Bánh Mì from

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5280 | The Denver Magazine
Restaurant Trends We Don’t Love
5280 | The Denver Magazine
For a new restaurant to draw attention, it needs a bold menu, sure. Apparently, it needs a flashy handle, too. Restaurateurs seem to think that means slamming an ampersand somewhere in the middle of some highfalutin words. But an & (or, even worse, a +

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BlackburnNews.comRestaurant TrendsBlackburnNews.comChefs across the country identified the menu items and cooking methods at the peak of popularity. Gluten-free and food allergy conscious is trending fifth and Quinoa is sixth. Inexpensive and underused…

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Crain’s Chicago Business (blog)
Five food and drink trends we can get behind
Crain’s Chicago Business (blog)
Kale, communal tables, small plates, cronuts—some food trends can provoke strong feelings in the dining masses. Here are five of Chicago’s hottest food and drink crazes we aren’t ashamed to love. Avocado on everything. If snagging the first produce

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Crain’s Chicago Business (blog)
Five food and drink trends we’re not ashamed to love
Crain’s Chicago Business (blog)
Kale, communal tables, small plates, cronuts—some food trends can provoke strong feelings in the dining masses. Here are five of Chicago’s hottest food and drink crazes we aren’t ashamed to love. Avocado on everything. If snagging the first produce

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PR Newswire (press release)
American Food Trends “Heat Up” Via Social Food Sharing
PR Newswire (press release)
“It doesn’t matter if you consider yourself a foodie, a novice chef, a restaurant aficionado or just someone who enjoys a great home-cooked meal – diversity is the most common denominator in our tastes, based on what we’re sharing on our plates,” said …

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Campbell’s Top 10 Influential Food Trends of 2015
Consumer Goods Technology
Campbell’s Culinary & Baking Institute, a global network of highly-trained chefs, bakers and culinary professionals at Campbell Soup Company, released its second annual Culinary TrendScape – a trend report tracking the top 10 influential food themes

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Pete Miller of Bull’s Head Grille talks business, food trends and operating an
The Herald Journal
Miller emphasizes that when he and his business partner, Dave Miller (no relation), established Bull’s Head, they wanted it to be a restaurant for the community — not just for students. So he and the other eating establishments in Blue Square have set

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Nation’s Restaurant News
Chefs play with lobster’s versatility
Nation’s Restaurant News
With peak lobster season beginning as early as April, menus across the country will soon be crawling with the spiny crustacean. Most restaurants will serve it in traditional forms, such as steamed with drawn butter, in creamy bisque, or diced and

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ETF Trends
Order Up: The Right ETF for Restaurant Stocks
ETF Trends
PSCD, which tracks consumer discretionary sectors from the S&P SmallCap 600 Index, allocates 30% of its weight hotel, leisure and restaurant stocks, making that group the ETF’s largest industry weight. However, restaurant stocks are the largest

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Greenville News
Small plates are a big food trend
Greenville News
Tupelo Honey Café made a big announcement last month. The Asheville-based restaurant told customers it would be changing its menu, adding more mix-and-match options, new bar items and new, healthier sides. But one of the biggest changes the …

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Greenville NewsSmall plates are a big food trendGreenville NewsAnd the trend is growing. Twenty-seven percent of consumers said they usually ordered small plates as a starter to a meal or as part of a tapas-style meal, according to a 2013 study by Tech…

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Nation’s Restaurant NewsRetro foods make a menu comebackNation’s Restaurant NewsRestaurant 1833 in Monterey, Calif., offers a Mediterranean variation on the theme with the Crispy Hen Egg, which substitutes prosciutto for sausage and adds sherry vinaigr…

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FoodNavigator.com
Flavour migration: From offbeat idea to mainstream favourite
FoodNavigator.com
According to David Turner, food and drink analyst at Mintel, new flavour ideas generally originate from two key sources, restaurant menus and travel abroad. “When people eat out at restaurants they enjoy trying things they haven’t tried before and can

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Foodservice Frying Trends for 2015Nation’s Restaurant NewsBut as chefs and operators throughout the foodservice community retool their menus to accommodate these new flavor trends, many are overlooking the advantages of being able to pair a fried food …

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To attract Millennials, put their kids first
Nation’s Restaurant News
They’ve been called narcissists, entitled and the me-me-me generation, but when it comes to eating out, Millennials with kids are putting their children first. And, according to officials from market research firm The NPD Group, restaurants that wish

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Staying Fluid: the Quest for Hydration
Nation’s Restaurant News
The trend toward offering these nonalcoholic beverages is all in keeping with current nutritional advice that urges consumers to drink plenty of fluids for improved wellness and performance. Just about anything wet that doesn’t have a payload of sugar

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Rising Sales Trends Accelerated by Mild Winter Weather & Improving Economy
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)
Restaurant same-store sales grew by 6.1% year-over-year in January, a 3.0% increase over the December growth rate, challenge to keep restaurants fully staffed is increasing and restaurant guest satisfaction increased in January with “food” once again …

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These Hipster Restaurant Parodies Are Spot On
The Daily Meal
Live black ants on top of langoustine, cotton candy foie gras… the restaurant world has no shortage of bizarre culinary trends, which makes it all too easy to poke fun at some of the gastronomic weirdness. Austin’s hottest fake restaurant, Abbrev’s

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RestaurantNewsRelease.com (press release)
Technology, Lifestyle Food Choices Evolving Trends for Restaurant Industry in
RestaurantNewsRelease.com (press release)
Technology, Lifestyle Food Choices Evolving Trends for Restaurant Industry in 2015 Washington, DC (Restaurant News Release) According to the National Restaurant Association’s 2015 Restaurant Industry Forecast, roughly one-quarter of consumers say …

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RestaurantNews.com
Technology, Lifestyle Food Choices Evolving Trends for Restaurant Industry in
RestaurantNews.com
Technology, Lifestyle Food Choices Evolving Trends for Restaurant Industry in 2015 Washington, DC (RestaurantNews.com) According to the National Restaurant Association’s 2015 Restaurant Industry Forecast, roughly one-quarter of consumers say …

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RestaurantNewsRelease.com (press release)
Report: Restaurant industry sees strong start to 2015
Nation’s Restaurant News
“Considering that December average checks are typically higher due to the additional holiday spending, the results achieved by the industry during January continue to fuel optimism for a sustained positive sales trend and a very strong first half of
Technology, Lifestyle Food Choices Evolving Trends for Restaurant Industry in RestaurantNewsRelease.com (press release)

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