Emerging Trends

The latest foodservice industry trends, insights and innovations
blaze chicken pesto pizza

Combining speed, convenience and fun perks, fast-casual pizza and college students seem like a match made in foodie heaven. Here's how three chains are working to make...

kids students cafeteria line

Foodservice directors across the country have boosted K-12 participation by tapping into technology and innovation.

taco bell flatbread sandwich

This year’s winners of the Leaders in Foodservice awards offer a bevy of inspiration on engaging customers, being forward looking and building craveable menus. 

olympic athlete feeding tables
As associate director of food and nutrition services for the U.S. Olympic Committee, Terri Moreman leads foodservice at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado.
patient hospital tray food

Besides schooling attendees in the art of the lip sync-off, the Association for Healthcare Foodservice Conference had many other teaching moments. 

Sheetz convenience store
In the c-store business, Sheetz is revered as a trendsetter, particularly in blending the line between retailing and foodservice. Here's a look at the innovator's most food-forward format...
Move over, millennials—Gen Z is aging into the dining-out scene, and these kids have some very different tastes and behaviors.
boulder valley schools food truck
Three noncommercial operators from across the country talk about the needs food trucks are filling on their campuses—and whether they will have staying power.
The New Age supermarket giant has opened a new venture that's packed with ideas about how to deliver convenience without the baggage of a traditional c-store...
FoodService Director's annual Taste the Trends tour of new Chicago restaurants revealed a number of stealable ideas that translate perfectly to noncommercial...


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