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STRATEGY | MENU MATTERS

Cheese Makes The Menu

BY ROBIN SCHEMPP | SEPT 1, 2016

It’s comforting, craveable and central to our cuisine. Can cheese get even better?

STRATEGY | CONCEPT TRENDS

The Flavors of Fast Casual

BY KATIE AYOUB | AUG. 1, 2016

What’s making the fast-casual segment pull ahead? Innovation.

STRATEGY | DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS

Forever Young

BY KATIE AYOUB | AUG. 14, 2016

Key into the flavor preferences of the hugely influential younger generations.

DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS

2.The Next Generation

What does Gen Z represent for restaurant brands, and how are operators strategizing? We took a snapshot to help better understand these younger dining consumers, coloring in the profile of Gen Z while also outlining a few concepts’ savvy approach in making them loyal customers.

MENU MATTERS

1.The Next Generation

What does Gen Z represent for restaurant brands, and how are operators strategizing? We took a snapshot to help better understand these younger dining consumers, coloring in the profile of Gen Z while also outlining a few concepts’ savvy approach in making them loyal customers.

DAYPART TRENDS

2.Breakfast Breakouts

There are really no limits to flavor play in the breakfast space. We bring you inspiration. Salmon tacos. Avocado chicharrones. Adjarian Khachapuri - a flatbread from Georgia. A Roasted Pear, Spinach and Gorgonzola Omelette. And much much more.

CONCEPT TRENDS

2.Eyeing The Future

The twentieth Worlds of Flavor Conference provided the opportunity to reflect on the exciting changes and innovation that have moved foodservice forward over the past two decades, and contemplate the changes to come. As global cuisines continue to exert their influence on American menus, whether highly authentic or playfully mashed-up, that world becomes just a bit smaller with each passing year.

COMMODITY BOARDS

2.Breakfast Breakouts

There are really no limits to flavor play in the breakfast space. We bring you inspiration. Salmon tacos. Avocado chicharrones. Adjarian Khachapuri - a flatbread from Georgia. A Roasted Pear, Spinach and Gorgonzola Omelette. And much much more.

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