Emerging Trends

The latest foodservice industry trends, insights and innovations
Americans care less about waste and costs to operators than they do about the feel-good nature of what the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act promises.
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In the past few weeks, Senior Editor Pat Cobe has noticed activity in three areas: restaurant-design, a favorite daypart and a hot cooking technique.
With an integral role in the nutritional lives of students, employees, patients and seniors, FSDs are called upon to support, nurture and shape communities.
What’s bubbling up in the restaurant world that may be adaptable to noncommercial foodservice? Here’s a look at a cuisine that’s poised to take off.
Baby Boomers are shaking up senior living facilities by bringing their social-drinking habits with them.
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Innovation isn’t just about what’s cooking behind the counter. These technologies are driving concessions at parks and stadiums to the next level.
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Operators must balance classic fare with creative meals for hungry customers at stadiums, theme parks and zoos. They must innovate and improve classics.
Some college students are not bashful about sharing their opinions, and University of Pennsylvania’s dining services is using that candor to its advantage.
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!

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