Emerging Trends

The latest foodservice industry trends, insights and innovations
la madeleine breakfast spread

The rise of snacking and new competition channels are just two of the factors remaking the midday daypart. 

idea lightblub

Kick of the school year with some fresh ideas that will reenergize guests and staff.

hogwarts great hall
Steaming cauldrons will meet school food Aug. 5-7 as St. Bonaventure University hosts its first Harry Potter-theme Spellbound Festival.
nra show floor 2016

As menu planning accelerates into the second half of 2016, it’s a good time to look ahead at cuisines and ingredients coming down the pike, including these trends.

fsd screenshot web
The new FoodServiceDirector.com has been redesigned to be more engaging and even easier to use. We’ve made it faster to find recipes, HR best practices and more.
nacufs show floor
The proliferation of GMO-free, gluten-free, additive-free and other “clean” products was apparent at this year’s NACUFS conference showcase.
dole whip float

With 150 food and beverage locations at Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure, and more than 8,500 individual items on the menu, knowing what guests want is a...

anderson high school food truck
A foodservice director shares how she fosters a different perception of school breakfasts and lunches by selling cafeteria-prepared food out of what's seen as an independent mobile venue...
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.

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