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Offer hydrating menu options this summer

For restaurant guests looking to beat the summer heat, serve hydrating, stand-out specialties that can become your seasonal staples. Experiencing culinary brain freeze? Play with classic and complex flavor profiles and track what resonates most with your guests.

Here are a handful of ideas that can inspire your tastemakers:

Popsicles. Made with 100 [...]

Serving up the whole animal: Nose-to-tail cooking

Click here to view the original article published by the National Restaurant Association.

Move over, pork chops. Nose-to-tail cooking, in which chefs use the whole animal, continues to be trendy. At Chicago’s Publican, adventurous diners can savor everything from crispy pigs’ ears to pigtail terrine. “There’s only so much you can do [...]

Top 5 trends in restaurant side dishes

Original article posted on Nation’s Restaurant News.com by Bret Thorn

Photo courtesy of Village Whiskey

Although most of the attention on a plate tends to go to the main course, side dishes can add distinctiveness, visual appeal and health cues. As more restaurants focus on shared and small plates, these items, which [...]

Restaurants ready summer seafood specialties

Original Article from Nation’s Restaurant News.com by Fern Glazer

Spring may have recently arrived, but restaurant operators are already looking ahead to summer, which is prime season for many seafood favorites. Rather than just offering those standbys, many chefs are planning to riff on them, and also doing seafood-related interpretations of other summertime [...]

5 of the latest restaurant dessert trends

See the top 5 dessert trends from Nation’s Restaurant News.com written by Bret Thorn.

Photo courtesy of Trentina restaurant

American diners aren’t just looking for adventure when it comes to savory food; they also want it at dessert, according to chefs surveyed by the National Restaurant Association. The nearly 1,300 chefs polled [...]

Restaurants upgrade coffee offerings as consumer tastes mature

Coffee is America’s favorite hot beverage, and it’s getting hotter, with new consumers starting to drink it at a younger age and restaurants upgrading their coffee offerings. Learn more in this article from Nation’s Restaurant News, written by Bret Thorn.

Coffee by the numbers

According to a study conducted last year by menu [...]

Create memorable dining experiences for guests with food allergies

What are you doing to improve the dining experience for guests with food allergens? Most people’s best memories are shaped by food and beverage occasions, and diners with food allergies shouldn’t have to have different expectations, says Chef Gary Jones. Learn more in this article from the National Restaurant Association.

Jones, the culinary [...]

Top 5 breakfast trends for restaurants

Ethnic flavors, healthfulness and portability are expected to drive breakfast traffic this year, the National Restaurant Association found in its recent What’s Hot in 2015 chef survey.

Breakfast remains the industry’s fastest growing daypart, with visits rising 2 percent in the year ended in December 2014, according to NPD Group/Crest foodservice market research.

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Restaurant Menu Watch: Bone broth trend is nothing new

The latest trendy food is arguably the most mundane one yet: Broth, according to a recent article from Nation’s Restaurant News, written by senior food editor Bret Thorn.

Specifically it’s meat broth, which is what most broth is, but chefs and trendspotters are calling it “bone broth.”

Julia Moskin declared in The New [...]

Toast is a flavor: Incredible food trends in 2015

Toast is popping up all over. It’s one of the hot new tastes of 2015, along with seaweed and chocolate dark enough to resemble a black hole. In this article from USA Today written by Elizabeth Weise, learn what new trends of 2015 are making headlines.

All were on display at this year’s [...]

Early Launch of Fall Restaurant Menus & Trends

Fall 2014 begins on September 23, but the restaurant industry already has a head start on the upcoming season’s menu. It all began when Starbucks announced the early launch of the Pumpkin Spice Latte, which even has it’s own twitter handle @TheRealPSL. After that, locations all over have begun to announce their seasonal [...]

Housemade sodas bubble up

Flavor-forward soft drinks are making a splash, according to this article from Restaurant Business Online by Alia Akkam. Specialty soft drinks continue to lure customers away from traditional colas and other brand-name sodas, according to NPD Group, a Port Washington, N.Y.-based research firm. Restaurant operators also are smitten with housemade sodas in unconventional [...]

5 nutrition trends on the menu at the NRA Show

In this great article from the National Restaurant Association, learn about the op trends at the NRA Show in Chicago, IL.

As restaurants make nutrition part of their menu-development process, they looked for advice, ideas, innovations and ingredients at the NRA Show. The four-day show featured a dozen education sessions on health and [...]