Emerging Trends

The latest foodservice industry trends, insights and innovations
Evolution in the restaurant industry means newer baby boomer retirees are bringing higher expectations with them to senior living facilities.
But Generation Z students rarely segment their campus lives in such a neat and tidy way. That’s one reason Colgate University expanded to 24-hour service.
Though perks like free lunches get millennials' attention, what they really value is open communication, collaboration and support, Fortune reports...
Gen Z is a year into its college invasion. There are more millennials in the workforce today, surpassing both Gen X and baby boomers, who are retiring.
The Den
Here are six restaurant concepts and formats that crept onto our radar in 2015—and that noncommercial operators in all segments will want to scout for stealable ideas.
Sad Santa
We asked noncommercial operators to share their requests for Santa that would benefit the industry in 2016.
Chefs and industry folks aren’t the only ones who blend pleasure and profession over restaurant meals. Winsight Media is tracking foodservice trends.
cafeteria tray line
Lunchtime atmosphere is shifting from tray lines toward family-style dining at 10 K-12 schools in the Philadelphia area, thanks to the Eatiquette program.
When it comes to capturing the attention of America’s young consumers, Starbucks reigns supreme, according to Piper Jaffray’s Fall 2015 survey of 9,400 teens.
induction cooktop
While induction cooking’s safety, speed and efficiency appeals in modern kitchens, the technology itself isn’t new. Induction only started in the mid-1990s.

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