Emerging Trends

The latest foodservice industry trends, insights and innovations
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.
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...
chef azmin ghahreman
When it’s lunchtime at St. Anne School in Laguna Niguel, Calif., students can contemplate ordering items such as a New York strip steak sandwich, or barbecued pulled pork sliders with pineapple...
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...
When 39 school foodservice directors and their affiliates gathered in December in Minneapolis, Minn., for a three-day culinary “boot camp,” they did more than taste food and share ideas.
NAFEM
The National Association of Foodservice Equipment Manufacturers Show got underway with 500-plus exhibitors touting their goods. Here are the top 5 trends.
The market for gluten-free foods reached $8.8 billion in 2014, a 63% increase from 2012 numbers, according to recent data from research firm Mintel.

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