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Nancy Kruse, Bret Thorn talk top food trends from the 2015 NRA Show
Nation’s Restaurant News
Nancy Kruse: I’d love to get your take on the National Restaurant Association Show that just ended. I look forward to that orgy of ideas every year, and I would say the show really surpassed itself this year. I liked the fact that the producers adopted

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Fresh food trend receives international online attentionGood4UtahSALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) – A story ABC 4 Utah reported on about fresh food trends is getting unusual online attention. The trend deals with restaurants and food suppliers shifting away…

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Facebook challenges Yelp and Foursquare with its very own restaurant reviews
Digital Trends
If the debut of Instant Articles didn’t make it clear, Facebook aims to be the portal through which you get most, if not all, of the information you care about. The key is convenience — people are likelier to stay on a webpage or app if it’s easier or
Facebook adds critic reviews to US restaurant pagesSmartCompany.com.au

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Trends That Could Have Killed Fine Dining Ended Up Helping New York’s
Eater
Strangely enough, the trends that threatened to sink fine dining—bigger restaurants, mega groups, tip fights and big costs— set the stage for more and better sommeliers and have ultimately helped raised New York’s position in the wine world today.

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Dishing up restaurant trends
Atlanta Journal Constitution
From cucumber gelato to milk made from macadamia nuts, the National Restaurant Association’s annual trade show was chock-full of food products, kitchen gadgets and the latest in food service industry technology. Vendors purposely smashed dishes …

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Christian Science Monitor
Millennials and ‘fast casual’: food trends everyone is watching
Christian Science Monitor
The annual National Restaurant Association Show kicked off on Thursday May 22 in Chicago. Workers in the industry are keeping an eye out for emerging restaurant and food trends, including the relationship between Millennials and ‘fast casual.’ …

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Telegraph.co.uk
More than sardines: is Portuguese food the next big trend?
Telegraph.co.uk
When Nuno Mendes opens a new restaurant, you can be sure it will make waves – this is the same chef who brought us celebrity mecca the Chiltern Firehouse, after all. And for his latest venture, Taberna do Mercado in London’s Old Spitalfields Market, …

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NRA: Menu trends beckon return to simpler times
QSRweb.com
For those of us who want to return to “the good old days,” that time is here, at least in the world of restaurant trends, according to mega-trends analyst Nancy Kruse in her “Menus 2015: Turning Trends into Moneymakers” session at NRA 2015. Real, clean …

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Nation’s Restaurant News
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, Brass Tap COO talks remodeling, beer trends
Nation’s Restaurant News
We had a company location that had pretty bad scores for food quality, employee attitude — a bunch of different things. We went through a major remodel on it and every [score] improved. Nothing changed: The food didn’t get any better, it was the same …

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Market RealistJohnson Redbook: A Window to Restaurant Industry TrendsMarket RealistThe Johnson Redbook Index reports same-store sales data, a good indicator for retail sales. It increased to 2.1% in the second week of May, from 1.6% in the previous wee…

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Johnson Redbook: A Window to Restaurant Industry TrendsMarket RealistThe Johnson Redbook Index reports same-store sales data, a good indicator for retail sales. It increased to 2.1% in the second week of May, from 1.6% in the previous week. But it was …

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NRA: Menu trends beckon return to simpler times
Fast Casual
For those of us who want to return to “the good old days,” that time is here, at least in the world of restaurant trends, according to mega-trends analyst Nancy Kruse in her “Menus 2015: Turning Trends into Moneymakers” session at NRA 2015. Real, clean …

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Following trends, not fads, separates Big Burrito Restaurant GroupTribune-ReviewFrom the shale fields to the cooling towers, Trib Total Media covers the energy industry in Western Pennsylvania and beyond. For the latest news and views on gas, coal, ele…

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ChicagoNow (blog)
Food Trends 2015: 10 Top Trends From NRA Show
ChicagoNow (blog)
With over 2000 exhibitors, celebrity chefs, food professionals and others vying for attention, it’s easy to be overwhelmed. By taking a step back to see things in perspective, SMC was able to identify some obvious trends. Here’s our top 10 along with

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NRA 2015: Simple, authentic driving menu trends
Food Business News (registration)
Ms. Kruse discussed profound changes in consumer attitudes and behavior that are affecting the restaurant industry. The confluence of three “mega-trends,” including ongoing economic uncertainty, a shift to technology as the basis of economy, and an …

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NBC Chicago (blog)Food Trends, Technology on Display at 2015 National Restaurant Association …NBC Chicago (blog)From edible 3D creations to alcohol-infused whipped cream to sustainable salmon, the 2015 National Restaurant Association show in Chicago …

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How restaurants can attract business diners
Nation’s Restaurant News
The panel was moderated by Mary Wagstaff, founder of Wagstaff Worldwide, a public relations and marketing firm, and included Peter Frost of Crain’s Chicago Business and Ti Martin of the restaurants Commander’s Palace, Café Adelaide and Sobou in New …

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NRA show blog: Trident planning to open delayed East Coast plant in July
Undercurrent News (registration)
Undercurrent News is in Chicago this week to bring you seafood news from the annual National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show. Of the more than 2,000 exhibitors at the gathering, there are around 40 companies focused on …

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Nation’s Restaurant News
Honey hits sweet spot of food and beverage trends
Nation’s Restaurant News
This is part of NRN’s special coverage of the 2015 NRA Show, being held in Chicago, May 16-19. Visit NRN.com for the latest coverage from the show, plus follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Advertisement. Preparing a smoothie with honey. Photo: Tara …

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Top 10 trends in food service industry
Appleton Post Crescent
The restaurant business is like oxygen. If you’re alive, you’ll use it. According to Technomic, Americans now dine outside the home an average of 4.2 times per week. That practically makes it America’s kitchen. As someone who spends a lot of time with

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Forbes
Food Trends With Bâtard’s Chef Markus Glocker, Winner of James Beard’s Best
Forbes
Bâtard, helmed by Chef Markus Glocker, took home the culinary Oscar at the James Beard awards last week in Chicago. Located in New York’s Tribeca neighborhood, the European-American fare establishment won Best New Restaurant. We got a chance to …

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BethesdaMagazine.comThe Latest Bethesda-area Restaurant Openings, Closings and TrendsBethesdaMagazine.comIn an era of fancier restaurant desserts, the cookie had crumbled in recent years. But no more. In fact, local cookie monsters are regularly gobbli…

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New tech efforts revolutionizing restaurant laborNation’s Restaurant NewsMany of these efforts are revolutionizing restaurant labor. Tools are enabling owners to improve operations, reduce labor costs and even keep from running afoul of government regu…

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Las Vegas Sun
Ben Vaughn talks dining trend after meal at Andiron in Downtown Summerlin
Las Vegas Sun
That said, if you break down what trends actually are, they’re about food and people. The ingredients that chefs use in their dishes dictate these trends. As more chefs use a particular ingredient outside the common food lexicon, it is a trend. Quinoa

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RestaurantNewsRelease.com (press release)
Restaurant Trends: All the World’s a Social Media Stage
RestaurantNewsRelease.com (press release)
In the LivingSocial “Restaurants Trends & Insights for 2015” report, more than a third of restaurant owners stated that managing customer interactions online was a primary business issue. Restaurateurs said they recognize the growing importance of

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RestaurantNews.com
Restaurant Trends: All the World’s a Social Media Stage
RestaurantNews.com
Every restaurant dish has the potential to become a star of the social media stage. According to the food research firm Technomic, one of the biggest restaurant industry trends is that dining out is becoming a “staged event”–each dish prepared with the

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Nation’s Restaurant NewsSummertime ThirstsNation’s Restaurant NewsGearing up for summer refreshment season, restaurant operators are revising their beverage menus and assembling limited-time offerings of flavored and sweet iced teas, iced coffees, flav…

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Food and Beverage News and TrendsJD Supra (press release)Schumer calls for ban on BMPEA in food supplements. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) has called upon the FDA to ban any products containing BMPEA, a positional isomer of amphetamine. Schumer said A…

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MenuMasters 2015 winners: A closer look
Nation’s Restaurant News
The trends of premium products, healthful items, culinary mashups and local flavors all are reflected in the 2015 MenuMasters Award winners. Presented by Nation’s Restaurant News and sponsored by Ventura Foods, the awards honor outstanding menu …

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MenuMasters 2015 Limited-Time Offer: Aramark
Nation’s Restaurant News
Presented by Nation’s Restaurant News and sponsored by Ventura Foods, the MenuMasters awards honor outstanding foodservice research and development. See all the winners here>> … American consumers are increasingly interested in food with a compelling

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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
5 consumers driving the shift in restaurant trendsPizza Marketplace
What and how consumers eatMeat & Poultry (registration)

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Digital TrendsSpecially designed plates make taking photos of your food practically mandatoryDigital TrendsCarmel Winery designed the punnily named Foodography project to pair gourmet tastings with workshops on food photography, specifically aimed at t…

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Nation’s Restaurant News
Chefs add creative touches to gazpacho
Nation’s Restaurant News
Although the vast majority of soup served in restaurants is hot — only 1 percent of American menus with soup on them describe them as “chilled,” according to menu research firm Food Genius — these cold liquid appetizers make for great menu additions, …

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5 consumers driving the shift in restaurant trends
Pizza Marketplace
In 2014 U.S. Hispanics grew restaurant visits while non-Hispanic visits declined. In-home the Hispanic population combined with their adherence to dining traditions is beginning to influence national consumption patterns. Fresh and from scratch are the
Five Consumer Trends Shaping the Food IndustryFood Processing
Five Consumer Trends Shaping the Food and Foodservice IndustriesIT Business Net
What and how consumers eatMeat & Poultry (registration)

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Behind Chipotle’s singular success: A discussion
Nation’s Restaurant News
Thorn: Nancy, I want to talk to you about what’s probably the most popular topic among Nation’s Restaurant News readers: the fast-casual Mexican juggernaut Chipotle Mexican Grill. Anytime we write about Chipotle, our readers click eagerly to see

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Five Consumer Trends Shaping the Food Industry
Food Processing
Stalled sales in the center aisles at grocery stores and sluggish restaurant traffic growth are evidence that U.S. consumers’ eating behaviors are evolving. The growing influence of Hispanics, millennials, aging boomers and smaller households and the

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Five Consumer Trends Shaping the Food Industry
Food Processing
Stalled sales in the center aisles at grocery stores and sluggish restaurant traffic growth are evidence that U.S. consumers’ eating behaviors are evolving. The growing influence of Hispanics, millennials, aging boomers and smaller households and the

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Five Consumer Trends Shaping The Food And Foodservice Industries
VendingMarketWatch
Chicago (PRWEB) May 07, 2015 – 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

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Forbes5 Top Places For Tasting Charcuterie TrendsForbesFast-forward a few years, and a spate of charcuterie-driven classes, buffets, butchers, food trucks and restaurants, from such high-profile chefs as Mario Batali (who opened salumi-inspired Chi Spa…

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Wall Street Journal (blog)
Kelso’s Roadhouse Blues Show Shifting Restaurant Trends
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Lower gasoline prices and declining unemployment has allowed consumers to put the extra dollars in their pockets elsewhere, which has been a boon to the restaurant industry. But, as we report in this month’s Private Equity Analyst, healthier eating

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New York Post
Vegan lunacy invades NYC
New York Post
As a restaurant critic who’s a Type-2 diabetic, I take nutrition as seriously as taste. My blood sugar was once so high doctors believed I needed massive insulin injections. Although I got it under control with oral medication and, later, diet alone, I

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Millennials blazing trends trail as franchiseesFast CasualMillennials are crazy about fast casuals, healthy menu options and the independence restaurant technology affords, but are they a generation likely to be interested in owning a restaurant? The d…

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Nation’s Restaurant News
Asian flavors inspire latest culinary mashups
Nation’s Restaurant News
At the restaurant, she plated it with kohlrabi mustard pickle. Savory, gluten-free pancakes are fundamental to Korean cookery and to the menu at Revel, her Asian-fusion operation. The Pork Belly Pancake with kimchi is a consistent best seller, and it’s

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Nation’s Restaurant News
Semifreddo lightens up spring dessert menus
Nation’s Restaurant News
When Amis, the Vetri Family group’s third restaurant, opened in Philadelphia in 2010, its two sister concepts had gelato machines for making Italian ice cream. But chef and partner Brad Spence said he didn’t want a fancy gelato machine at the Roman

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Millennials blazing trends trail as franchiseesPizza MarketplaceMillennials are crazy about fast casuals, healthy menu options and the independence restaurant technology affords, but are they a generation likely to be interested in owning a restaurant?…

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The Daily AdvertiserCafe Josephine chef shares coming and going food trendsThe Daily AdvertiserChef Troy Bijeaux whips up everything from duck tamales and lobster wraps to seared tuna steak and braised short ribs at his Sunset restaurant, Cafe Josephin…

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Future of Foodservice: Food and Beverage Menu Trends & OpportunitiesPR Newswire (press release)NEW YORK, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — To grow sales, the restaurant industry must continually adapt to evolving consumer trends. Among the most import…

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Future of Foodservice: Food and Beverage Menu Trends & OpportunitiesMarketWatchNEW YORK, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — To grow sales, the restaurant industry must continually adapt to evolving consumer trends. Among the most important trends facin…

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Nation’s Restaurant News
Maggiano’s to debut first standalone gluten-free menu
Nation’s Restaurant News
Maggiano’s Little Italy will unveil on April 30 its first standalone menu that highlights the chain’s gluten-free offerings. The 49-unit division of Dallas-based Brinker International Inc. plans to roll out the two special gluten-free menus during its

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Fast Casual5 eco-friendly trends radically transforming foodserviceFast CasualNatural and organic foods, reduction of waste and transparency in origin of menu items are among the fastest growing restaurant trends in the nation. And with economically po…

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