Emerging Trends

The latest foodservice industry trends, insights and innovations
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All signs point to voice recognition functionalities.

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These 2017 predictions built the most consensus among industry forecasters. 

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Young professionals share their gripes about noncommercial foodservice.

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External cooking competitions are a way to show off chefs' skills while potentially raising the profile of their operation. Here are some do's and don'ts...
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Recent rollouts suggest museums are looking to change patrons' ideas of the food they serve, tapping into the talents of local restaurateurs and leveraging the themes of...

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The only remedy for insanity, as people who run any successful operation know, is being voracious about seeking out new ideas and surprising solutions to challenges.
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Operators turn to unconventional muses for customer service insights.

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Managing Editor Dana Moran pulled valuable tips from her time away from Chicago. Many didn’t even come from foodservice experiences—but they’re teachable moments.
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A report from Technomic's Consumer Brand Metrics program found that when the number of menu items went down, several consumer satisfaction scores went up...
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Corporate eateries across the country have come up with creative ways to keep customers engaged while on the job. From themed menus to unique site design, here are four...


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