Emerging Trends

The latest foodservice industry trends, insights and innovations
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It wasn’t just the outdoor temperatures that were sizzling during the Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management’s national conference in Phoenix.

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Getting likes and shares for social media videos is cool, but not as important as using those platforms to create a sense of community among diners and staff.

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Restaurants have taken to social media to promote their brands in innovative ways, providing an arsenal of steal-worthy ideas. Here are three standouts.

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Excitement is building over new dining initiatives and ideas at colleges across the country. Here are a few of the most innovative that we stumbled upon.
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The Princeton Review has released its latest list of colleges with the best on-campus food, as rated by students. See which factors enabled these dining operations to...

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Minimal manual labor, 24-hour service and easy installation are driving vending machines’ new vogue. 

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The caffeine giant is bringing a mobile concept to Rutgers University.
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During a preview of Chicago's...

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These five restaurants have made robots a part of their staff. 

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Every FSD with retail operations wants to feature the next Starbucks or Chipotle. Here are six fast-casual concepts that could earn that distinction.

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