Emerging Trends

The latest foodservice industry trends, insights and innovations
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These strategies and ideas aren’t just effective, off-the-wall, creative, profitable and zany. They’re the best—according to these operators.
palm scan
A district tested palm scanners in schools to see how well they would process payments. The results were so positive that school officials installed a device.
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A part of FoodService Director's "The Besties," these are the best facitilies and sustainability practices operators have submitted in the past year...
Our roundup of ideas includes a speedy way to serve barista-style lattes, an easy design fix to boost interactivity and a chicken-cooking technique to spice up vegetables.
FSD’s editors have identified the concepts that abound in ideas with noncommercial applicability. Here’s a sampling.
From unconventional spins on vegetables to new ways to deliver customization, these are the ideas we will long remember from this year's culinary conference...
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Here are the new culinary terms overheard at MenuDirections from directors shaping the future of menus.
This year, fans of the concept, who have made its runny-egg signatures an Instagram staple, will be able to hit up Eggslut’s first brick-and-mortar locations.
Students in the Culinary Institute of America's program design a QSR-style concept that’s vetted and voted on by industry folks, administrators and their peers...
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The Oscars protest is the latest demonstration in what seems to be an extended season of protests on issues varying from racism to contaminated water.

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