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The State Journal-Register
Epicuriosity 101: Food Halls – a new trend in Chicago dining
The State Journal-Register
Eric Fine, director of sales and marketing for the Illinois Restaurant Association, correctly reminded me after reading my last article on the Epcot Food and Wine Festival that it is not necessary to travel all the way to Florida to experience foods

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The State Journal-Register
Epicuriosity 101: Food Halls – a new trend in Chicago dining
The State Journal-Register
Eric Fine, director of sales and marketing for the Illinois Restaurant Association, correctly reminded me after reading my last article on the Epcot Food and Wine Festival that it is not necessary to travel all the way to Florida to experience foods

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Fortune
Why 2016 Has Been a Lousy Year For Restaurants
Fortune
Analysts earlier this summer flagged worries about declining sales trends, with some saying there could soon be a “restaurant recession”—though the sector hasn’t suffered that deeply just yet. The weakness was particularly profound during lunch hour, …
NPD: Independent restaurants struggle against larger competitorsNation’s Restaurant News

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Bon Appetit
Should Restaurants Get Rid of Tipping? Depends Who You Ask
Bon Appetit
Generations of restaurant meals have ended the same way: A forefinger-to-thumb air signature, a silently mouthed “Check, please!” and rusty grade-school mental math to tabulate a tip. But you might have noticed that the routine is changing. More

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Bon Appetit
Should Restaurants Get Rid of Tipping? Depends Who You Ask
Bon Appetit
Generations of restaurant meals have ended the same way: A forefinger-to-thumb air signature, a silently mouthed “Check, please!” and rusty grade-school mental math to tabulate a tip. But you might have noticed that the routine is changing. More

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Madison.com
Mayor Paul Soglin vetoes liquor license for State Street pizza restaurant
Madison.com
Preliminary results from the Minneapolis-based firm Tangible Consulting were released in mid-August, including an analysis of market and retails trends, retail vitality and a set of three case studies on four other cities’ downtown revitalization

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Eater
Are Robots Really Destined to Take Over Restaurant Kitchens?
Eater
Silicon Valley’s Momentum Machines, a group of “foodies and engineers with decades of robotics and restaurant experience,” specializes in a fully-automated restaurant system that cooks and prepares almost 400 burgers per hour. The MIT students behind

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Top Restaurant POS Trends
Modern Restaurant Management (registration)
You’d think that fragmented, piecemeal point of sale systems, like bulky countertop terminals and handwritten receipts, would have been done away with by now, especially in a day and age where POS advancements have never been more sophisticated, …

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Forbes
Restaurant Entrepreneur Sam Fox’s Bid To Capitalize On The Clean Food Trend
Forbes
If you’ve ever dined out in the Southwest U.S., chances are you’ve eaten in one of Sam Fox’s restaurants. His company, Fox Restaurant Concepts, dominates the area food scene with a wide range of places, whose locations have grown to multiple states.

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Wall Street Journal
White Retiree Influx Helps Keep Florida in Play for Donald Trump
Wall Street Journal
THE VILLAGES, Fla.—Fast-growing minority communities give Democrats an increasing advantage in Florida, one of the most heated battlegrounds in the presidential election. A different and little-noted demographic trend is helping to keep the state …

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The Sun Herald
There’s more to Shaggy’s than food and fun
The Sun Herald
He runs the restaurant business like he did his software company, and keeps close watch on trends. Nationally, the restaurant index is down. “Year to date, our same-store sales are up,” Ladner said. “We’re blessed to be as successful as we are.” Ladner

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This is also the opinion of Michael Cronan, the president of the BITE Restaurant ETF. “We have a 150-year trend of people eating out versus eating at home,” he told FORBES in a phone interview this week. “You rarely see those types of long term trends.”.

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Fast CasualPart 1: Why more restaurants are getting REALFast CasualIn addition to Williams, plenty of organizations and studies have noted the healthful-and-sustainable trend overtaking the restaurant industry. In fact, the National Restaurant Associat…

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Pizza MarketplacePart 1: Why more restaurants are getting REAL | Pizza MarketplacePizza MarketplaceHundreds of restaurant brands have achieved REAL certification, but what are they getting out of it? Our two-part report begins with a look at research i…

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QSRweb.comPart 1: Why more restaurants are getting REAL | QSRWebQSRweb.comHundreds of restaurant brands have achieved REAL certification, but what are they getting out of it? Our two-part report begins with a look at research into the …and more&…

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Thrillist
Cockroach Milk, Poop Cafes, and Other Disgusting Food Trends
Thrillist
In food, there’s often a fine line between appetizing and nauseating. If you add a dash of cockroach to your milk or a pinch of poop to your cafe, it’s easy to turn potentially delicious into definitively disgusting. Most of the entries on this list

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Fresno BeePoke food trend takes off in FresnoFresno BeePoke, a popular Hawaiian comfort food and one of the hottest food trends in the U.S., has firmly landed in Fresno. This simple yet tasty dish is popping up on the menus of several local restaurants…

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Benzinga
Food Trends Turning Tasty?
Benzinga
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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cleveland.com
Chef Jonathon Sawyer talks LeBron James’ ‘Cleveland Hustles,’ new restaurants and his recipe for success
cleveland.com
I try to stay ahead of the curve in terms of trends.” He’s trendsetter, but one who still listens to his customers. “Five years ago, ramen noodles were foreign to Cleveland,” he says of Noodlecat’s opening. “Now there are three other places doing them

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Australian Hospitality MagazineTop restaurant industry trends revealed: Dimmi Australian Dining IndexAustralian Hospitality MagazineTop restaurant industry trends revealed: Dimmi Australian Dining Index The restaurant industry grew 4.4 percent on the y…

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The Boston Globe
The newest food trend: fermentation – The Boston Globe
The Boston Globe
It’s not just about flavor. It’s about the bacteria that live in our guts.

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Austin is a restaurant hot spot, new report says
MyStatesman.com
Restaurants aren’t just growing as a category, they’re maturing. The customers are getting smarter and are willing to spend more money.” One of the newest trends nationally is food halls, CBRE found. Austin is one of several cities in line to get one

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The Global DispatchKanida Chey, Other Chefs on Trends to Watch in Toronto Food SceneThe Global DispatchLast year, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver announced he would be opening his latest Italian restaurant in Toronto. The announcement came as little surpri…

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QSR magazine (press release) (registration)
Why Poke is the Next Big Thing in Fast Casual
QSR magazine (press release) (registration)
Poke’s popularity emerges from the meet-up of three powerful consumer trends: healthier food, customization, and the cultural love of eating from bowls. What’s more, a typical poke meal costs about half as much as a sushi meal. Cost also explains why

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The National
UAE restaurant trends: pioneers opting for fresh concepts over brand expansion
The National
The culinary scene in Abu Dhabi and Dubai is constantly evolving, and with that evolution comes a trend that has foodies – and the country’s food industry – buzzing. New, home-grown restaurant concepts are popping up at an incredible pace – and many

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From the food editor: Food trends from New York City and D.C. I’d like to see
MyAJC
I recently got back from a trip to New York City and Washington D.C., where I ate a lot of the top-notch food those cities are known for: a Momofuku ramen bowl, lunch at the Museum of Modern Art’s Michelin-star restaurant the Modern, pizza on the street.

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Eater
Avocado Poke Boats Are the Ultimate Summer Mashup Food
Eater
The biggest restaurant trends of recent memory are about to collide in New York’s Union Square neighborhood. PokéSpot will grandly open at 120 4th Ave. on Friday with a signature dish called an “avocado boat,” Gothamist reports. This meal is pretty

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Digital Trends
This food app lets you buy restaurants‘ leftover grub at super-low prices
Digital Trends
Still good enough to eat but not quite as fresh as it was at the start of the day, restaurants the world over are well known to trash perfectly decent food on a daily basis come closing time. The issue of food waste in the restaurant trade motivated a

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Investopedia
10 Food and Beverage Trends (KO,PEP)
Investopedia
Below are 10 trends in the food and beverage industry, according to Nation’s Restaurant News coverge of the NRA Show, the largest annual event for the restaurant, food service and hospitality industry. Let’s take a look at those new trends, as well as

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Nation’s Restaurant NewsKruse/Thorn: How decor trends affect food trendsNation’s Restaurant NewsJust as many of the food trends that originate in the independent sector are subsequently adopted in the mass market, so too are the interior design trends …

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Nation’s Restaurant NewsKruse/Thorn: How decor trends affect food trendsNation’s Restaurant NewsIn a monthly series, menu trend analyst Nancy Kruse and NRN senior food editor Bret Thorn debate current trends in the restaurant industry. For this install…

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Hottest New Food Trends on the Market or About to Hit the Shelves
ABC News
Billy Dec reveals the hottest food and beverage trends at the National Restaurant Association’s annual event. Robin Roberts’ Re-Boot Camp: 2016 Food Trends. Best-selling author and nutritionist Rachel Beller shows how to reboot meals with the newest …

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Digital Trends
At concept restaurant Food Ink, literally everything is 3D-printed
Digital Trends
At Food Ink, the main draw isn’t even the food, but the way in which it’s made. You see, everything at this London concept restaurant is 3D-printed. From the dishes to the dishes upon which they sit, you’re eating at the throne of technology. Because

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Wall Street Journal
Restaurant Brands Says Sales at Tim Hortons and Burger King Slow
Wall Street Journal
We try not to get too caught up in macroeconomic and industry trends.” The Canadian restaurant chain operator formed about two years ago when Burger King, controlled by private-equity firm 3G Capital Partners LP, bought Canada’s Tim Hortons for $11
Burger King parent focuses on long-term strategyNation’s Restaurant News
Tim Hortons parent sees sales slow as sector grapples with political uncertaintiesThe Globe and Mail

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Tampabay.com
From the food editor: Food trends from New York City and DC I’d like to see in Tampa Bay
Tampabay.com
Jenny Anderson, with her children Julia, 14, left, and Matthew, 11, right, visiting from Chicago, Ill., eat at Kellogg’s cafe Times Square, New York, Tuesday July 12, 2016. The breakfast food giant opened the trendy cafe in New York City this month

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SmartCompany.com.auDude food and freakshakes: The hot and not of 2016 food trends …SmartCompany.com.auFoodie fanatics should look forward to the rest of 2016, with research by point-of-sale provider Impos showing the trend towards hand-crafted gourme…

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WestwordReader: My Least Favorite Trend Is Stagnant Pay for Untipped EmployeesWestwordAnother relatively current trend that makes no sense is the plating style of stacking the various elements of a dinner one on top of another. It is not visually pleas…

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Digital Trends
GoEat Surprises You With a Restaurant Destination | Digital Trends
Digital Trends
Going out to eat may be a welcome departure from your nights of cooking (or let’s be honest, ordering in), but if you’re really looking for some culinary adventure, …

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Bisnow
Three Baltimore Restaurant Design Trends
Bisnow
The Elephant, as it’s now called, serves food that’s globally inspired, much like the interior finishes. Fans of the former incarnation will recognize the restored Tiffany-stained glass dome, Waterford crystal, Italian marble bar and intricately carved

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Digital Trends
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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