Emerging Trends

The latest foodservice industry trends, insights and innovations
50 states college dining

Here, we dive into those 50 standouts—and share some insight into what sets their foodservice departments apart.

Freshii School Lunch
Photograph: Freshii

Alternatives to school nutrition programs are growing as restaurants such as Freshii jump into school meals.


Operators ranging from Taco Bell to independents are adding new serving sizes to raid the game day football market.

ethnic foods

These emerging eateries to watch are catering to growing demand for sophisticated, adventurous international cuisine.

multigenerational table
Content Director Abbey Lewis considers how the habits of each generation influence the way she eats.
local produce

See how students across the country are celebrating their state’s farm-to-school week. 


Here are some marketing ideas to keep in mind as fall gets into full swing. 

food truck
FSDs are piquing students’ interest with meals served on wheels.
September coffee

Here are some marketing ideas to keep in mind as diners say goodbye to summer. 

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A recent healthcare conference provided some insights.


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