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INSPIRATION | STREET-LEVEL TRENDS

Trend Tracking at the Source: Part 2

BY GERRY LUDWIG | SEPT 1, 2016

Visits to the country’s newest restaurants provide a street-level perspective on emerging menu opportunities.

INSPIRATION | DOZEN WAYS

Expanding Flavor Systems

BY KATIE AYOUB | SEPT 1, 2016

Extend the flavor stories behind some of the most craveable and successful profiles today.

INSPIRATION | 10 FLAVOR UPGRADES

10 Sandwich Heroes

BY JOAN LANG | JULY 1, 2016

Sandwiches invite creativity, from riffs on such classics as club sandwiches and BLTs to new ingredient stars like lamb and braised short rib.

CHEF’S NOTES

DOZEN WAYS

STREET-LEVEL TRENDS

1.2018 Trends Tour - Part 2

Gerry Ludwig and his team visited 113 restaurants and tasted 1,107 dishes on their annual street-level trends tour, finding actionable insights that can translate onto today's menus. Here's part two in our series, delivering even more on-trend takeaways.

10 FLAVOR UPGRADES

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