Emerging Trends

The latest foodservice industry trends, insights and innovations
Ed Sirhal
Restaurant Associates’ Edward Sirhal showcases new menu items and initiatives through an Apple-inspired summit.
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From barbecue and beans to mushrooms and tapas, there was a lot of food—and food for thought—passed around at the 13th annual MenuDirections conference.
Memphis, Tenn., was the site of the 13th annual MenuDirections conference. As you might expect, pork and barbecue played an important role in the event.
Chefs at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., faced off March 25 in the first Fruit & Vegetable Recipe Contest.
roadrunner food bank
Food insecurity doesn’t only affect students at the college level. In the U.S., one in five children under the age of 18 also face food insecurity.
Bruegger’s Bistro Burger
After testing two burgers as LTOs in two stores, Bruegger’s now is rolling them out systemwide (along with other grilled lunch sandwiches) over the first quarter of 2015.
Starbucks reserve roastery
To visitors, the new Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room looks and feels like an upscale java lovers’ theme park. Starbucks execs see the interactive coffee shop and restaurant, just blocks...
Compass Group USA announced last month it would incorporate the four key principles of The Culinary Institute of America and the Harvard School of Public Health’s Menus of Change initiative into its...
Non-commercial foodservice is now more than a $82 billion industry, according to research firm Technomic’s annual study.
sad student blackboard
According to Feeding America, a non-profit that serves a network of 200 food banks in the U.S. that distribute food to approximately 60,000 “feeding organizations,”one in seven Americans—46.5 million...

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