Demand for cups, lids to increase more than 5% per year through 2019

Worldwide demand for cups and lids will increase more than 5 percent per year through 2019.


4 for 15: 4 speakers, 15 minutes each, limitless knowledge

Three fast casual restaurant operators and other experts share their insights about the industry and how they've found success and value in it.

FCES15: The evolution of restaurant technology

There has been a massive evolution in the use of technology within the past decade, the past five years — and even within just the last year. There are no signs of that evolution of technology use slowing, including in the fast casual restaurant industry.

FCES15: Beverage smarts: What’s on trend

Beverages are an important aspect of the consumer dining experience and play a critical part of a restaurant’s branding efforts. Being on trend is key to success, say experts.

EMV is here: Now what?

The liability shift hit Oct, 1, but there's still a lot of work to be done to get consumers and merchants ready for the new payments environment.

How restaurant chains can increase profits by improving energy and operational efficiency

By implementing device-level monitoring of energy consumption, chains gain unmatched visibility into the devices running their restaurants and can easily identify systems that are inefficient or improperly used.

Industry gears up for NRA show

The restaurant industry’s biggest show of the year is kicking off Saturday when tens of thousands of restaurant operators and vendors meet in Chicago for the NRA event.

The four 'Cs' driving Jason's Deli's success

Jason's Deli racks up around $2.5M in AUVs. It's achieving that success by sticking with its core strengths, listening to customers, maintaining control and building strong company culture.

What's in your kitchen?

Technology in food engineering and processing equipment coupled with better logistics has given companies the ability to specialize.

Just Mayo vs. Mayonnaise: How the FDA restricts food innovation

The FDA established Standards of Identity for many products so that consumers were protected from mislabeled food product. But consumers today are more educated about ingredients.

Startup aims to help restaurants clear hyperlocal produce hurdles

OtherShip Foods offers 10- and 20-foot containers that use hydroponics technology to grow produce on site.

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Jamba Juice using new blenders

Jamba Juice is outfitting all of its 807 locations with Blendtec blenders.

Henny Penny celebrates opening of new training center

Henny Penny, a designer and manufacturer of cooking, holding and display equipment, is expanding again. The company has added 46,000 square feet for a training center within its Wagner Building located west of the company’s headquarters in Ohio.

Carpigiani shares sweet opportunity with 'Fantastick 4 U' concept

The gelato bar concept is gaining momentum in the frozen dessert market with gelato bar shops surfacing across the U.S.

SCA launches drive-thru napkin dispenser in North America

SCA, the producer of the Tork brand of away-from-home professional hygiene products, announced the launch of the Tork Xpressnap Drive Thru Napkin Dispenser.

Revention releases secure EMV payment solution

Revention, which provides point-of-sale solutions to the hospitality industry, announced the release of its new EMV Secure Payment software solution.

SCA to give restaurants 1-stop shop for hygiene products

SCA, a global hygiene and forest products company, and Wausau Paper Corp., a North American away-from-home tissue company, announced that SCA will acquire Wausau Paper for $10.25 per share or total consideration of $513 million in cash.

Fast casual Stonefire Grill orders up digital menu boards

Fast casual eatery Stonefire Grill has opened its eighth location, in Lakewood, California, featuring digital menu boards from Wand Corp., according to an announcement from the digital signage provider.

NRA announces alignment with Zip Schedules

Zip Schedules provides a stream-lined system for operators and managers to create clear, manageable employee schedules.

Ultra Thin Pizza intros pretzel crust

The crusts are suitable for a deck, conveyor, range, rotating, or convection oven or an open char-grill flame.

Supply chain strategic value growing due to greater consumer control, Technomic says

Technomic released its latest report, State of the Foodservice Supply Chain 2014.

LRS releases waitlist app that sends table status updates to host stand remotely

Long Range Systems, a supplier of technology designed to improve and enhance the guest experience, announced an updated version of On Cue for Restaurants.

Middleby acquires high speed slicing unit

The Middleby Corporation announced it will acquire the assets and the manufacturing facility of the High Speed Slicing business unit of Marel, which has annual revenues of approximately $15 million USD.

FTC challenges proposed Sysco, US Foods merger

The Federal Trade Commission alleges that if the merger between Sysco and US Foods goes forward as proposed, foodservice customers, including restaurants, would likely face higher prices and diminished service.

NoshList changes name to match its app, WaitList Me

NoshList has changed its name to Waitlist Me, according to a company announcement.

Elkay wins Blupura distribution rights

Blupura point-of-use water delivery products provide large quantities of cold, still, and sparkling water.

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From kitchen equipment to front-of-house furniture, we'll help you stay on top of the latest trends and considerations when it comes to restaurant supply purchases.