Four operator tips for creating main dishes that sizzle on a dime.
11-20-2012 Menu Development
Global cuisines and flavors will continue to play an integral role in consumers’ restaurant choices. Industry studies reveal that customers are increasingly driven to try unique flavors. In...
11-05-2012 Menu Development
As more people look to eat more healthfully, vegetarian cuisine is gaining larger acceptance. This includes the sandwich category, where cheese is often the lone vegetarian alternative.
10-17-2012 Menu Development
With busy customers of all ages, grab-and-go might be the standard, but that doesn’t temper diners’ desire for customized orders, especially at breakfast. Operators are responding...
09-07-2012 Menu Development
Burgers are big business. The top 75 limited-service burger chains generated sales of more than $65 billion in 2010, according to Technomic. While the big three—McDonald’s, Burger...
08-17-2012 Menu Development
Fruit salads have a new look these days. Chefs are grilling, pan-frying and even smoking fruit. Sometimes they’re tossing in out-of-the-ordinary ingredients to create a fun salad rendition...
07-25-2012 Menu Development
One way to understand diners’ needs is to put yourself in their shoes or, better yet, on their diet. Chef Jeff Schack, with Morrison Healthcare Food Services at Norwalk (Conn.) Hospital,...
06-17-2012 Menu Development
Wraps and pita bread are like the bow ties of the sandwich world. They are neat to eat even when holding extremely moist fillings.
05-16-2012 Menu Development
Iowa State University, in Ames, is not New York City or Los Angeles, but that doesn’t mean it can’t produce some on-trend desserts for its 29,800 students. The secret, according...
05-14-2012 Menu Development
With summer just around the corner, foodservice operators are updating menus by adding cold or lighter main courses in the form of entrée salads to their warm-weather menus.
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Although the foodservice provider recently agreed to pay $19 million to settle a lawsuit alleging mismanagement and fraudulent conduct, the D.C. council may approve a new contract for the upcoming school year.
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How do operators run micromarkets while also avoiding theft?
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