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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

MENU MATTERS

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.

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

TECHNIQUE & TECHNOLOGY

RECIPES

Mouthwatering Mexican-style tamale spheres made with Idaho® Potato tamale dough.
This devilishly delicious vegan starter is a tasty twist on the beloved, classic egg recipe, complete with a mustardy mashed Idaho® Potato filling and tangy tomato jam topping.
These Idaho® Fingerling Potatoes are roasted and pressed flat on a hot skillet, then topped with a thick and zesty homemade BBQ Butter.

GALLERY

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Watch our 2019 Fruit Pairings tour video!
Fresh ideas inspired by a creative usage of grapes
Watch our 2019 Fruit Pairings tour video!
The many ways in which this on-trend workhorse is carrying modern menus

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