Emerging Trends

The latest foodservice industry trends, insights and innovations
man ideas
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...

hand pad vending machine

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.
revival food hall door

During a preview of Chicago's...

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

lemonado food

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

buzzwords soup salad

From the senior living dining room to the college sports stadium, we took a look at how some of foodservice’s most talked-about terms are playing out.

disneyland sleeping beauty castle
Much of my undergrad diet consisted of grilled cheese, chicken nuggets and sad apples. But when I look back, that dining team worked hard to make magical memories.
decades dining
Foodservice operators are tapping into diners’ desire for simpler times with “throwback”-theme meals featuring the food, music and decor of previous decades.


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