Emerging Trends

The latest foodservice industry trends, insights and innovations
senior living
For FoodService Director’s 30th birthday, leaders in senior living foodservice take a walk down memory lane—and reveal what they believe the future holds.
college cafeteria

Engage diners with these four events taking place this month.

noodles
At Pine Manor College, students not only choose their own ingredients, they can personalize portion size and seasoning.
salad bar
The straightforward Chipotle model of customization has become, as the kids say, so basic.
portions
As menu item customization hits the next level, operators are playing around with portion sizes.
condiments
Operators share the innovative ways they’re meeting diners’ desires.
adult eating pizza

Changing tastes are driving demand for more nuanced takes on the classic pie.

wahoo tacos
School FSDs are boosting health and engagement in the lunchroom—while keeping an eye on Washington.
Thai beef salad
Chefs share which restaurant trends they are paying the most attention to.
workforce fsd
Here’s how operators are balancing more tasks than ever, from interior design to staff training.

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