Emerging Trends

The latest foodservice industry trends, insights and innovations
Here are the four biggest takeaways from spending three days in the company of our nation's lunch ladies (and gentlemen). ...
Whole wheat and coffee and pears—oh my!
chick egg
When Boston University students lobbied the school to serve only cage-free eggs on campus, the university agreed to change its buying practices.
Students want to get their information more quickly, so Dawn Aubrey is experimenting with using infographics for both residents and student staff.
piada
At first glance, Piada may seem like just another Chipotle knock-off. But it’s gaining buzz for bringing an upscale twist to the fast casual segment.
A behind-the-scenes menu sampling at some of Chicago’s recently opened eateries provided foodservice directors with ideas to bring back to their operations.
A look at some of tomorrow’s up-and-coming restaurant concepts, each posing possible competition (and ideas to ‘borrow’) for FSDs
While many operators and attend the SNA’s conference to get the scoop on nutrition regulations, some see an opportunity to gain different perspectives.
As college customers’ expectations evolve, Yale plans to leverage data to stay ahead.
The three-day dive into ways of fostering health and sustainability yielded what one speaker termed a “bowl of noodles” of foodservice ideas and issues.

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