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New York’s Momofuku Nishi restaurant is now serving veggie burgers that bleed
Digital Trends
While veggie burgers have, of course, been served in dining establishments for years — often inspiring smug or pitying looks from the more carnivorous patrons — this particular burger earns its spot on Digital Trends‘ “Cool Tech” page by virtue of

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Food & Wine (blog)
Experts Predict a Restaurant Recession
Food & Wine (blog)
And apparently as the restaurant industry goes, so goes the larger economy. Because the way consumers spend at restaurants typically reflects how they are spending on all consumer goods, restaurant trends have often been reflective or predictive of
Is The Restaurant Industry Headed For A Recession?Forbes
Diners are losing their appetites for eating out | New York PostNew York Post

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Seeking Alpha
Food Trends Turning Tasty?
Seeking Alpha
Feeling a bit frustrated with how much you’re spending on food each month? Perhaps changing your mindset and approaching food as an investment opportunity could be just the silver lining to cheer you up. But where to begin? Two simple approaches to …

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Fortune
Buffalo Wild Wings Falters While Panera Dominates Again
Fortune
Panera, meanwhile, has worked hard to stand out from the crowd by promising diners that the chain’s food uses “cleaner” ingredients, a move that it feels makes it more on trend with prevailing trends today as consumers—in particular millennials—want
Buffalo Wild Wings Keeps Moving Forward, Boosts Share RepurchasesMotley Fool
Buffalo Wings & Rings Launches Limited-Time Offering of Nashville Hot Wings, Wing Specials, Giveaways and More …RestaurantNews.com

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New York Post
Is The Restaurant Industry Headed For A Recession?
Forbes
There’s a troubling trend brewing in the restaurant world – and it’s not the sudden explosion of meatless meats. No, it’s something far more problematic to restaurants‘ bottom lines and, ultimately, survival: according to two new research notes, the
Diners are losing their appetites for eating outNew York Post

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Restaurant Chefs Are Using Functional Ingredients To Drive Menu Trends
PerishableNews (press release) (registration)
More commercial ingredients and food science techniques are being used in restaurant kitchens. For instance, cranberry beads, which can be a garnish on a dessert or a flavor component in a cocktail in a restaurant, wouldn’t be possible without the food …

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Investor’s Business Daily
McDonald’s Warns On Brexit As Stock Dives On Weak US Sales
Investor’s Business Daily
Management also said on the call that the company’s sponsorship of the Rio Olympic Games next month would keep third-quarter general and administrative costs higher, but without having much effect on general business trends. The burger chain also
McDonald’s shares down 4 percent after disappointing US salesCNBC
McDonald’s sales slump despite all-day breakfast successChristian Science Monitor
McDonald’s Reports Second Quarter 2016 ResultsHospitality-Industry.com (press release)

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Bon Appetit
How Rio’s Bars and Restaurants Are Preparing for Olympic-Sized Crowds
Bon Appetit
Right now, in Rio de Janeiro, it’s winter. But that’s hard to tell, given the number of Speedo-strapped or bikini-bare Brazilian beach dwellers, comfortably sipping from coconuts along the calçadão, the city’s iconic black-and-white-swirled walkway off

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CNBC
McDonald’s shares down 4 percent after disappointing US sales
CNBC
“There is no doubt that in the U.S. the market as a whole was weak across the reporting period, with lower growth in consumer expenditure on fast food and casual dining,” Saunders said. “Indeed, this trend has been evident in the recent results of
McDonald’s Reports Second Quarter 2016 ResultsPR Newswire (press release)

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Online Food Ordering Trend is Hot and on a Roll: TechSci Research Report
MarketWatch
With rapidly growing food market in India, which stood at over US$400 billion in 2015, the food ordering and delivery companies are capitalizing on the opportunity to increase their “evolving-faster-than-ever” customer base. Mounting Internet

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OZY
Chef Alex on the Food World’s Biggest Trends
OZY
We have to admit, she looks pro-fresh in her black chef’s jacket, monogrammed with her name. In this edited conversation, Guarnaschelli tells OZY about food trends, foodies and her best cooking tip.a. OZY: A big moment in food writing came about

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OZY
Chef Alex on the Food World’s Biggest Trends
OZY
We have to admit, she looks pro-fresh in her black chef’s jacket, monogrammed with her name. In this edited conversation, Guarnaschelli tells OZY about food trends, foodies and her best cooking tip.a. OZY: A big moment in food writing came about

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Restaurants Reflect Consumption Trends (Literally)
TheStreet.com
One of the sectors I’ve never written about specifically is restaurants. The reason is that the margins are slim and there is an almost constant turnover in companies going out of business or being taken private, and being replaced in the publicly

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Thrillist
I confirm I am at least 21 years old
Thrillist
Following suit with America’s overarching restaurant trend, that last portion of the scenario is likely what you least identify with nowadays. A certain come-as-you-are attitude has overtaken Chicago’s fine-dining scene, as places find more ways to

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Are Food Delivery Trends Hurting Drive-Through Sales?
Convenience Store Decisions
Foodservice delivery is gaining steam among hungry consumers who see it as “the ultimate” dining convenience, and its uptick in popularity is hurting drive-through sales at restaurants and convenience stores, according to a recent report by global …

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Small Business Trends
Food for Thought: 5 Ways Restaurants Need to Use Technology Over the Next Decade
Small Business Trends
But on the other end of the spectrum, it would seem, is the restaurant industry, which on the surface hasn’t changed much at all. People still need to eat. Restaurants still rely on basic, older technologies like stoves and unchanged ingredients like

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Telegraph.co.uk
Diana Henry on the New York food trends we’ll be eating soon
Telegraph.co.uk
The city smells of every kind of food: garlicky pizza, sugar-dusted doughnuts, salty pretzels. It’s all served up with characteristic sass (at a specialist rice-pudding shop, a sign boasts “dozens of delicious flavours and three sh—y ones”). For me

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azcentral.comScottsdale restaurant trends: resort dining, healthy eating, fusion cuisineazcentral.comThe restaurant is closed for lunch, but comes back at dinner with dishes like white asparagus bisque with crispy egg and shaved asparagus ($12); char-g…

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Bloomberg
We May Have Hit Peak Restaurant
Bloomberg
That broad trend has continued in the past six months, but a closer look suggests the outsize sales growth restaurants have enjoyed may be dwindling. Last year, a few quarters of positive sales at restaurants such as Taco Bell and McDonald’s — as well

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CultureMap Houston
Hey mon, go eat some poke: Hawaiian raw fish trend heats up Houston food scene
CultureMap Houston
One of the country’s hottest food trends is slowly making its way to Houston. Poke, a raw fish salad that started in Hawaii and has taken the West Coast by storm, is drawing crowds across the Bayou City. Monday nights are usually relatively quiet at

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ETF Trends
Lower Food Costs May Boost Restaurant ETF This Earnings Season
ETF Trends
The dining industry and restaurant-related exchange traded fund may enjoy a strong second-quarter earnings season as lower food costs helped bolster diners’ margins. “Prices were some of the lowest levels in four years,” David Maloni, chief commodity …

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ETF Trends
Lower Food Costs May Boost Restaurant ETF This Earnings Season
ETF Trends
The dining industry and restaurant-related exchange traded fund may enjoy a strong second-quarter earnings season as lower food costs helped bolster diners’ margins. “Prices were some of the lowest levels in four years,” David Maloni, chief commodity …

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Eater New Orleans
Eater’s Guide To Tales Of The Cocktail 2016
Eater New Orleans
Hot seminars: Tales likes to keep things fresh, so expect topics that are centered around industry trends, ranging from bar management to wellness to career-oriented talks. Spirits Business … Full list is here, and reservations must be made via the

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Food Business News (registration)
‘Glocal’ driving dairy flavor trends
Food Business News (registration)
CHICAGO – As the American palate grows more adventurous, globally inspired flavors are making their way onto menus of all restaurant types, as confirmed by a panel of chefs and restaurant owners at the National Restaurant Association (N.R.A.) show in …

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Forget McDonald’s, Invest in These Restaurant Stocks Instead
Zacks.com
Moreover, the company has been seeing an upward trend in earnings estimate revision. Over the past 60 days, the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased 10.1% for both 2016 and 2017 earnings. Further, for full-year 2016, sales growth is pegged at 14.4% …

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Salt Lake Tribune
‘Lost Recipes’ book tells story of bygone restaurants, inns
Salt Lake Tribune
“The things people are driven to eat are influenced by the economy, politics, immigration trends and all kinds of other things.” A recurring theme in the book, out this month from Page Street Publishing, is how immigrant chefs took ethnic food mainstream.

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Chron.comGourmet food trends for 2016Chron.comNEW YORK — Ever wonder how food trends such as quinoa, matcha, cookie butters, beets, and Indian food spices start to infiltrate the supermarket aisles and eventually show up on our breakfast/lunch/dinner …

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Forbes
The Future Of Customer Service: Five Consumer Trends And Best Practices
Forbes
That’s A Some Pizza, a tiny-but-bustling 500 square foot Seattle-area restaurant, wins customers over with both delicious pies and the (true) fact that their crust comes from a sourdough starter that dates back to Seattle’s Alaska-bound Klondike gold rush.

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Bon AppetitKobe Beef in the US Is Basically a Huge ShamBon AppetitJapanese Wagyu, including Kobe, is more widely available in this country than ever before, which is good news for food lovers. The bad news? It is still scarce, and only a sliver of the …

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Houston ChronicleGourmet marketplace sets food, restaurant trendsHouston ChronicleThe industry that represents 14 percent of all retail food sales in the United States helps set and define trends that eventually go mainstream by blossoming in grocery s…

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Bon Appetit
Restaurants Are Cashing In on Pokémon Go Madness
Bon Appetit
“It’s a beautiful day for retail—and for Pokémon,” said Derek Fridman, group creative director of Huge Atlanta, a digital agency that happens to run a public-facing coffee shop (Huge Cafe) in a perfect location…across the street from two Pokémon Go …

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U.S. News & World Report
The Most-Loved Restaurants on Social Media
U.S. News & World Report
NetBase recently released a report examining the top trends and overall performance of 100 leading restaurant brands across social channels from January 2015 through December 2015. It pooled its data from 740 million restaurant-related posts and …

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Paste Magazine4 Food Loves Tech Trends We LovedPaste MagazineAt Food Loves Tech you can get your hands (and mouth!) on emerging trends in the space where food meets technology. The event is a creation of Vayner Media and Edible Manhattan and was held a…

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Miami HeraldHow millennial tastes shape a new generation of food startupsMiami HeraldAccording to entrepreneurship nonprofit Endeavor, South Florida is ripe for food-and-beverage startups building on these national trends because the critical ingredien…

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StyleBlueprint (blog)
Laura Daily: FACES of the South
StyleBlueprint (blog)
You’ve seen the rocking chairs out front and, no doubt, sampled some of the restaurant’s classic buttermilk biscuits. But Cracker Barrel is about more than its “Old Country Store” image — and … down to the pennies. So a head merchant really wears

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Hyper-Local Free Range Cricket Farm Coming To Brooklyn Navy Yard
Gothamist
When you take into account that Brooklyn food trends set the tone for the country (I’ve seen rainbow bagels in my hometown) and that noted nude, mad and red conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been sounding the alarm that the NWO and global elites are …

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Trends shatter stereotypes about American food
Shanghai Daily (subscription)
In Shanghai, a growing number of restaurants have followed these trends by acquiring their own farms in the city’s suburbs. These include local organic institution Green and Safe, on Dongping Road. Independent cafes using high-quality beans have also …

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Crain’s Cleveland Business
Investments worth a shot
Crain’s Cleveland Business
The bar and restaurant area is much more open, with captivating views of the course. The events business —which is directed by Whitney and aided by her sister, Lindsey, who returned to Northeast Ohio after serving as the marketing and events manager

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The Courier-JournalMillennial social media buzz energizes restaurantsThe Courier-JournalIn just a year, restaurant junkie Alison Myers capitalized on millennial obsession with food and social media to launch and grow her EAT LOVE LOUISVILLE Instagram a…

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Digital Trends
Certain food-sharing startups aren’t totally legal — but members don’t seem to care
Digital Trends
It’s meant to bring us together, but sharing food might be tearing us apart, at least from a legal standpoint. Despite the prevalence of food-sharing and delivery startups that have begun popping up across the country, the degree to which these are

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New York Times
NY / Region|Four Seasons, Lunch Spot for Manhattan’s Prime Movers, Moves On
New York Times
The Four Seasons, probably the most important New York restaurant of the 20th century, Americanized fine dining and set in motion many of the trends that still dominate restaurant culture in the United States. In its time, the Four Seasons was the most …

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More than 1000 Wendy’s locations hit by malware that targets credit card info
Digital Trends
Did you stop at Wendy’s for a Baconator and a Frosty some time in late 2015? Malware that infected the point-of-sale machines in more than 1,000 Wendy’s locations means you might have gotten a side of identity theft with your order. The restaurant

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Digital Trends
Yummi is a social app that lets you share your cake and eat it, too
Digital Trends
Food porn just got a new platform. Yummi, a social network exclusively devoted to all things food-related, is now available for iOS-toting foodies. With a helping of Instagram-inspired features, a dash of Yelp, and a pinch of Tinder, Yummi’s developers

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Culinary Connections for 2016
Modern Restaurant Management (registration)
With the first half of 2016 in the books, this year’s culinary trends in food and beverage are coming into focus. Some are brand new, and some are continuations of trends that have been developing over the years, but all are having an impact on an

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DNAinfo
Marriage Proposal Do’s And Don’ts From Chicago Restaurants That Know
DNAinfo
They’re seeing some emerging trends: the woman as proposer, and same-sex couples getting engaged. No matter what the circumstances of the relationship or how romantic the restaurant is, a few things are certain: The potential for “no” always looms, and …

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Philly.comTrending healthy at the 2016 Fancy Food ShowPhilly.com… and brewed coffees, to name just a few of the olfactory sensations – not to mention the accompanying tastes – being offered to the 25,000 attendees who trolled the miles of aisles at t…

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The Tennessean8 dining reasons to brave Green Hills trafficThe TennesseanQuietly serving the neighborhood for the past 15 years, Firefly planted its flag on the notion that a place can be casual and serve upscale food. It keeps up with modern dining tr…

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Così, Inc. Reports 2016 Quarter 2 Comparable Restaurant Sales and Provides Business Update
Yahoo Finance
BOSTON, July 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Così, Inc. (COSI), the fast casual restaurant company, today reported that estimated system-wide comparable restaurant sales for the 2016 Period 6 and 2016 Quarter 2, as measured for restaurants in operation …

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Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Salvatore’s converting locations to Pizza Pubs
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
When completed, all restaurants will have outdoor patios. All Salvatore’s will continue to offer full-menu delivery when they become pizza pubs, he said. Businesses have to change in order to adopt to new consumer trends, said Eugene Fram, a professor …

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Digital Trends
Surge pricing for food delivery could be coming soon
Digital Trends
The law of supply and demand is taking on an additional dimension with on-demand services. In theory, prices should go up when demand is greater than supply. But theory goes out the window when it gets personal — and that’s how many feel about …

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