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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

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.

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

CONCEPT TRENDS

1.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.Flavor Makers

Chefs know that the secret is in the sauce. Or the dip. Or the spread. It’s those condiments that carry big flavor, impacting all of the senses in significant—and hopefully memorable—ways. Creativity is key, offering big flavor in unexpected, but enticing combinations.

TECHNIQUE & TECHNOLOGY

RECIPES

GALLERY

FROM OUR FRIENDS

Chef DJ Tangalin utilizes fresh, frozen and dehydrated potatoes in order to develop an incredibly delicious gluten-free menu
One of the easiest, most cost-effective ways to elevate a popular or familiar dish is with an on-trend condiment. Here are five of the mouth-watering varieties we expect will resonate with larger audiences over the coming year.
Blueberries offer a meaningful connection for healthy diners
Renowned restauranteur/chef Ray Garcia dishes on the appeal of Latin cuisine and demonstrates how to make his Yolkamole Egg Tostada

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