Tara Fitzpatrick

Senior Executive Editor

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Tara Fitzpatrick

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12 mind-blowing, moneymaking menu moves to steal from commercial restaurants

At the Menu Directions conference, Restaurant Business Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Maze and Senior Editor Pat Cobe presented their up-to-the-minute take on what onsite foodservice can learn from restaurants like First Watch, McDonalds, Bojangles and Starbucks for menus that work harder for your bottom line.

Steal This Idea

Fresh from FSD's Menu Directions conference: Operational hacks too good not to steal

From AI as a menu-planning tool to pickling vegetable scraps, these ideas are ready to put into action, courtesy of the Menu Directions conference.

Podcast: A conversation with Foodservice Wellness Institute CEO Franceen Friefeld with tips for adjusting our viewpoint on wellness, as old best practices of healthy dining choices evolve into more empowering healthy dining experiences.

Making the most of summer’s bounty with a jazzed-up Caprese salad, cornbread-powered jalapeno poppers, a tomato-forward seafood dish and more…and don’t forget a fruit-tastic take on s’mores for dessert.

Heart of Foodservice: FSD’s weekly hub of ideas, people and positivity. In this edition, we take a peek at summery trends just starting to simmer.

Morrison Healthcare provides each location of the Mayo Clinic with local culinary inspiration, and ideas keep coming, including a superstar farm-forward recipe incorporating corn, beans and squash by Chef Michael Millben.

These summer refreshment recipes are super-chill to prepare, but oh-so-sophisticated to serve. Dive right into tamarind-habanero aguachile, Granny apple gazpacho, fruit salsa, pina colada-inspired sorbet and watermelon-crab soup.

From shortcakes to seafood dishes to cornbread panzanella and more, strawberries are fresh-picked for sunny summer style.

CCL Hospitality Group’s latest report on optimizing tech for senior-living communities shines a light on how best to include residents in our increasingly tech-forward world.

Patt leads the Idaho-based foodservice management company that serves B&I, healthcare, senior dining and independent schools. Her personal journey informs her work.

Brownie mix opens doors, as Eurest’s intentionality in partnerships is a powerful boost to small businesses.

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