Patricia Cobe

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Patricia Cobe

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US Foods survey reveals foodservice operators' top pain points

It’s no surprise that respondents named hiring, training or managing staff as their greatest source of stress.


4 menu trends that might hit the mainstream

Technomic tracks the latest ingredients and flavors to trickle down from independent restaurants.

Almost 14% of restaurant visits are made in order to purchase a snack, according to Technomic, and consumers report that they are replacing meals with snacks more often.

Here’s what Gen Zers of legal drinking age are looking for in establishments that serve alcohol, according to Technomic data.

What do consumers approaching drinking age want to imbibe—and what does that say about what’s trending?

As the weather warms up, customers begin to crave lighter desserts with fresh, fruity flavors. These five new recipes will take your menu in a sweet, seasonal direction.

AI and other advancements can enhance operations. But when should you take the plunge?

Here’s a look at some of this week's revved-up efforts to reduce waste.

Olivier Poirot most recently served as chief executive of Le Duff America.

Technomic shares some ingredients behind successful short-term offers.

Customization may be giving way to chef-created options.

Restaurants are taking a page from delivery’s playbook to update the ordering process. But not all the same rules apply.

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