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Digital Trends
This automated restaurant in San Francisco doesn’t have waiters or cashiers
Digital Trends
San Francisco is home to a new high-tech fast food joint that provides a dining experience like no other. Located off the Embarcadero on the eastern waterfront, Eatsa serves up healthy dishes using an automated delivery process that replaces servers

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Nation’s Restaurant News
McDonald’s to serve all-day breakfast
Nation’s Restaurant News
McDonald’s Corp. plans to start offering breakfast all day nationwide on Oct. 6, after franchisees of the quick-service operator approved the plan this week, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Franchisees approved the operational change last
McDonald’s is finally rolling out all-day breakfast at every restaurant in the Washington Post (blog)
McDonald’s will launch all day breakfast on Oct. 6Boston Herald

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Opinion: Unlocking the profit power of pricey beef
Nation’s Restaurant News
Ronald W. Cegnar currently serves as partner and CEO of CEO Partners, Inc., a foodservice industry consulting firm, where he counsels numerous restaurant and supply chain groups including the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association on a paid basis.

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Paste MagazineJonathan Gold Weighs in on LA Food TrendsPaste MagazineLos Angeles, like most major cities, is continually flush with the latest food trends. Some, like bacon in everything, reach a fever pitch and sweep the nation before burning out from…

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Washingtonian.com (blog)Why Do So Many Hot New Restaurants Have Names That Sound the Same?Washingtonian.com (blog)This would seem to suggest that the name is outside of time in some way, either way ahead of the curve or way behind it, when in fact it f…

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RestaurantNews.comHot Off the Grill: CHD Expert Evaluates the Latest Burger TrendsRestaurantNews.comThe Hamburger Restaurant Landscape of the United States continues to grow, with roughly 1.6 hamburger restaurants for every 10,000 Americans. Hot Off th…

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Nation’s Restaurant News
Report: Consumer interest in ethnic cuisines grows
Nation’s Restaurant News
“Typical restaurant diners are more knowledgeable, sophisticated and experienced than they were two decades ago,” the report said. “Today’s consumer — especially in the younger age groups — generally is more willing to try new foods and expand their …

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Digital TrendsGoogle Maps now detects and prompts you to share photos of foodDigital TrendsGoogle has quite the preoccupation with food photography. Its DeepMind artificial intelligence division is working on a system that can estimate the calories in …

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This Japanese restaurant sells poop!
India.com
Sounds gross? Well, don’t freak out! Apprently there is a Japanese restaurant that sells poop-flavoured curry. The restaurant, Curry Shop Shimizu’s own research suggests most of consumers have no desire to eat their ‘exotic’ poop-flavored curry. Only a …

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Lowcountry Restaurant Bagging Southern Seafood Trend and Karaoke in WrigleyvilleEater ChicagoSauced-up Southern-style seafood boiled and served in plastic bags has become one of the biggest restaurant trends in Chicago in recent months, beginning with …

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Nation’s Restaurant News
The fine art of frying
Nation’s Restaurant News
Americans love fried food, and eat a lot of it. The word “fried” appears on 73 percent of the more than 93,000 restaurant menus tracked by data analysis company Food Genius, and that doesn’t include descriptors that generally mean the food is fried

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Huffington Post
10 Of The Coolest Restaurant Trends In 2015
Huffington Post
Photo: Bon Appétit. BY ANDREW KNOWLTON, JULIA KRAMER, AND BELLE CUSHING. Our search for the nation’s best restaurants revealed far more than the Hot 10–like croissants gone wild and a tropical wallpaper boom. Here’s a look at the coolest, …

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10 of the Coolest Restaurant Trends in 2015
Huffington Post
Are we in a restaurant or a Costco aisle? Here’s how chefs are making magic with some of the world’s least sexy ingredients: Button mushrooms at Aldine in Philadelphia, thinly sliced raw, sheltering beef medallions / Old Bay at Fred’s Meat & Bread in

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Nation’s Restaurant News
Beef prevails on menus despite drought, higher costs
Nation’s Restaurant News
Reports of the demise of beef on restaurant bills of fare have been greatly exaggerated. … Underlying this continued demand is a powerful combination of consumer preference, operator innovation and beef’s ready compatibility with prevailing menu trends.

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CNN
Hottest Asia food trends in 2015
CNN
“A big 2015 culinary trend in China continues to be the focus on locally grown tea as an ingredient in cuisine,” says Toyo Koda, head chef at the French-style country house hotel Le Passage Mokhan Shan in China’s Zhejiang province. “It’s incredibly

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Hottest Asia food trends in 2015
WDSU New Orleans
Tokyo boasts a mind-blowing 267 Michelin-starred restaurants. In Hong Kong and Macau you can take your pick from 75. It’s not all restaurants — authentic food is served in humble backstreet cafes, markets and food stalls. You’d be hard pushed to find

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Nation’s Restaurant News
The rise in meal kit services: A discussion
Nation’s Restaurant News
Early on, Mintel projected revenues of $1 billion by 2010, but in 2008 The New York Times ran an article titled “It’s on to Plan B as a Hot Trend Cools Off,” which reported that growth estimates had been way too optimistic, and that the remaining

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Nation’s Restaurant News
Circling the globe with coffee customs
Nation’s Restaurant News
At Area Four, a restaurant and café in Cambridge, Mass., the online café menu includes the Italianesque bicerin, espresso with chocolate sauce and whipped cream; and Americano, espresso diluted with hot water to approximate U.S. drip coffee. Other

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RestaurantNews.com
Trendsytia MRC releases “Most Meaningful Foodservice Trends” for Q4 2015
RestaurantNews.com
(RestaurantNews.com) Trendystia MRC (Maryland Restaurant Consulting) released its most meaningful trends for Q4 2015. The Maryland-based consultancy offers services to restaurants nationwide related to menu management, menu development, …

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Nation’s Restaurant News
How The John Dory Oyster Bar sources, prepares seafood
Nation’s Restaurant News
… Oliver — to open The Spotted Pig in February 2004, helping to start a gastropub trend that swept food-forward American cities. The team went on to open The Breslin Bar & Dining room in 2009, The John Dory Oyster Bar in 2011 and Salvation Taco in 2012.

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BusinessKorea
New Globalization Trends of the Korean Food Industry
BusinessKorea
In April this year, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced that the government will work to nearly double the number of Korean restaurants in other countries, a move aimed at developing the country’s restaurant industry and

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Knoxville News Sentinel
Peerless Restaurant rebrands to K-town Tavern and will feature 40 craft brews
Knoxville News Sentinel
Peerless has operated in Knoxville for 10 years and has had its flagship restaurant in Johnson City since 1938. Owner Gary Kalogeros said the change in branding locally is being made to follow restaurant trends. “With the economy on the downside over

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Rochester Democrat and ChronicleBig-city dining trends popping up in RochesterRochester Democrat and ChronicleAdam Peterson prides himself at being on the front end of food trends. Five years ago, he and his wife, Sarah Peterson, owned a barbecue food …

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VendingMarketWatchReport: Sandwich Culinary Trends Driven By Flavor Adventure, Healthier IngredientsVendingMarketWatchROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Few foods reign as ubiquitously on restaurant menus in the U.S. as the almighty sandwich….

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Nation’s Restaurant News
Report: Restaurant traffic improves in July as sales remain positive
Nation’s Restaurant News
… year-over-year, a combination of restaurant brands increasing prices, promotions, and shifts in sales mix and type — particularly an acceleration in to-go and catering sales. This trend did diminish slightly during July, with average guest check

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Report: Sandwich Culinary Trends Driven By Flavor Adventure, Healthier Ingredients
PR Newswire (press release)
Yet it’s the sandwich that has restaurateurs, food retailers, and culinary masterminds nationwide most excited, according to the all-new Packaged Facts report, Sandwiches: Culinary Trend Tracking Series. The sandwich already reigns supreme on

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Breakfast Trends Help U.S. Restaurant Traffic Growth
VendingMarketWatch
Breakfast items are fueling consumers’ stomachs and restaurants‘ pocketbooks. According to TIME, sales of coffee, pancakes and doughnuts are aiding in U.S. restaurant traffic growth, driven by the improving U.S. job market and the all-day breakfast

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Breakfast Trends Helps U.S. Restaurant Traffic Growth
VendingMarketWatch
Breakfast items are fueling consumers’ stomachs and restaurants‘ pocketbooks. According to TIME, sales of coffee, pancakes and doughnuts are aiding in U.S. restaurant traffic growth, driven by the improving U.S. job market and the all-day breakfast

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Observing Food Trends at Festivals and Fares | By Larry Mogelonsky
Hospitality Net
Gourmet burgers are soooo 2013. Tacos? I thought they peaked last summer. What’s next year’s hot dish going to be? When will our current bacon craze go belly up? (pun intended) Important to us hoteliers, if we have a vague semblance of where food

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Times LIVEFood TrendsTimes LIVEInstead of wallowing in the grease of the latest American food trend like the current fascination with every kind of pulled meat imaginable, we should look to reinventing local flavours and food styles. The idea is to cul…

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Nation’s Restaurant News
Chefs bring glamour back to dessert
Nation’s Restaurant News
Not so long ago dessert at full-service restaurants was an event. Bananas Foster or Cherries Jubilee flambéed tableside, carts with tiers of pastries and cakes wheeled around the dining room, even candle-topped birthday sundaes delivered with a song.

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Some diners shun sharing trend
Columbia Daily Tribune
“Sharing has been one of the biggest trends in restaurants in recent years, and as millennials get into their 40s, they’re not going to give up on it,” said Annika Stensson, director of research communications at the National Restaurant Association

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Minneapolis Star TribuneMinneapolis airport considers enhanced retail, restaurant choicesMinneapolis Star TribuneAfter nearly five hours of discussion Monday, a MAC subcommittee recommended a slate of new shops, restaurants and entertainment options th…

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Huffington Post
7 Truths About Trends & Issues in the San Francisco Restaurant Industry
Huffington Post
Gwyneth Borden, Executive Director of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association, quoted Charles Dickens when she addressed the crowd at the GGRA’s first-ever industry conference in San Francisco this week. Her take? There’s plenty of wealth and …

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Entrepreneur
Meet the Renaissance Restaurant Man: Franchisee, Chef, COO
Entrepreneur
Tastemakers is a series dedicated to major restaurant chains’ executive chefs and other under-recognized experts who shape how America eats, dishing on what they’re cooking, food trends and more. Shaun Curtis thought he was an expert on Buffalo’s Café …

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Chicago Tribune
Where have all the cooks gone?
Chicago Tribune
In its 2015 industry forecast report, the National Restaurant Association summarized it succinctly: “Growth in the number of hospitality job openings accelerated sharply in 2014, a development that was out of sync with the pace of hiring.” Said Kahan

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Research and Markets: 2015 Foodservice Marketing Trends in the U.S
Business Wire (press release)
Tomorrow’s successful foodservice marketers must adapt to generational and technological changes that are shaping the way consumers engage with restaurant brandsfrom social media and digital marketing and loyalty platforms to omni-channel ordering …

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Daily News & Analysis
Food trends that you’ll witness in 10 years
Daily News & Analysis
International influences like south American (not just Latin American ) cuisine is going to take over the world along with Korean food with Peru showing the way. Vegetarianism will be a big trend in India in the next 10 years along with ayurvedic cooking.

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Nation’s Restaurant NewsNPD: Breakfast traffic on the riseNation’s Restaurant NewsBreakfast remained a bright spot for restaurant traffic over the past year, while afternoon snacking declined, according to The NPD Group. The market research firm found …

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Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Food-sharing epidemic
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
“Sharing has been one of the biggest trends in restaurants in recent years, and as millennials get into their 40s, they’re not going to give up on it,” said Annika Stensson, director of research communications at the National Restaurant Association

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Food trends: restaurants turn to pickling own ingredients
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Vinny Lauria, executive chef of modern American restaurant Stone Nullah Tavern, thinks interest in pickling is rising as food trends steer us away from classical French cuisine. He says: “Classical French cuisine was a foundation for a lot of Western

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amNY
NYC food Instagrammers you should be following | am New York
amNY
You know she’s on her Instagram game if there’s a photo of White Girl Rose in her feed. @Eatingnyc is keeping her 92,900 followers up to date on the latest food trends while always making us want to stop what we are doing and run to get a taste of

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Exploring Food Science Trends At The Institute of Food Technologists Expo …ChicagoistWhile many people know about the National Restaurant Association show that happens annually in Chicago, fewer know about the Institute Of Food Technologists (IFT) Fo…

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Nancy Kruse, Bret Thorn talk nonalcoholic beverage trends
Nation’s Restaurant News
Thirty-two percent more restaurants offered iced coffee in 2014 than in 2005, according to Datassential. Although many quick-service restaurants, from Taco Bell to Bruegger’s Bagels, are adding new varieties of flavored coffee, fewer people are

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The Daily Meal
10 Trends Reshaping the Restaurant Industry | The Daily Meal
The Daily Meal
10 Trends Reshaping the Restaurant Industry. by Aaron Allen Restaurant Consultant, Speaker & Industry Analyst Aaron Allen & Associates. It isn’t enough to know that the fast-casual brands are eating into the market share of fast-food chains and full

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Research and Markets: US Sandwiches Market Trends and Opportunities 2015 …Business Wire (press release)Sandwiches are at once a staple food and a growth and innovation platform for food-service and food retail players alike. Traditional and emerging …

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RestaurantNews.com
10 Trends Reshaping the Restaurant Industry | RestaurantNews.com
RestaurantNews.com
10 Trends Reshaping the Restaurant Industry. Thursday, July 23rd, 2015. 10 Trends Reshaping the Restaurant Industry. by Aaron Allen Restaurant Consultant, Speaker & Industry Analyst Aaron Allen & Associates. It isn’t enough to know that the fast-casual …
10 Trends Reshaping the Restaurant Industry | Aaron D. Allen | LinkedInPulse

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Cheesecake Factory to launch ‘Superfoods’ menu platform
Nation’s Restaurant News
However, Overton noted that about half of the brand’s 179 restaurants saw positive traffic during the quarter, and trends systemwide are improving. The company expects same-store sales in the third quarter to range between 1.5 percent and 2.5 percent

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Beverage Marketing Roundtable: Top trends
Nation’s Restaurant News
Penton Restaurant Group — which publishes Nation’s Restaurant News, Food Management and Restaurant Hospitality — in collaboration with Whirley-DrinkWorks!, assembled beverage marketing leaders from some of the most progressive companies in the …

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Fortune
McDonald’s toasting buns longer with view to ending slump – Fortune
Fortune
The struggling restaurant chain updated investors on its attempted turnaround and reported disappointing results despite a number of promising initiatives, like changing how it prepares burgers and streamlining its menu. McDonald’s MCD -0.17% is having

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