Fast food industry driving global cheese market

Research and Markets has released the "Global Cheese Market 2014-2018" report to their line of products.

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Restaurants beefing up offerings despite rising protein costs

Operators are so undeterred by rising protein costs that menu mentions of protein across the board have risen 67 percent in the last five years.

In times of doubt, think outside the nutritional box

If you are still on the fence about whether you should provide menu items that are allergen- and/or gluten-free, provide a dish as a limited-time-offer to see how well it sells.

Prognostication: 2015 menu trends

Beverages, micro-local, crowdsourcing and increased competition from nontraditional foodservice outlets are all expected to shape the restaurant landscape in 2015.

Tea, craft soda, beer bubbling up in beverage trends

Fast casual operators can pull away from the pack by offering trendy beverages like handcrafted sodas, specialty teas and alcohol. But will margins be high enough to make it worth it?

Industry trends: Consumers will spend more for transparency, authenticity, safety

Watch for menu trends at airport bars and lounges, Hollywood and convenience stores.

A case for produce management

Produce is hard to benchmark what you should be paying on a regular basis because there is no regularity to the product category.

Is it possible to deliver fine dining experience for $10?

Frank Klein, CEO of Asian Box, thinks it's possible. The Asian concept sources sustainable ingredients, makes its own sauces and butchers its own meat.

How to survive the protein craze

Cutting costs by creating limited time offers or new menu items that scale down the serving of animal protein could be interesting to test with consumers.

What are Any’tizers, Tanglers, Frisnacks or Wrappetizers?

Restaurants can sell snacks at premium profit margins and can be more exciting for guests than the traditional core menu.

A thing for wings

From QSRs to sports bars, wings are on menus everywhere. Why?

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NEWS


GRILLiT plans to add adult beverages to menu mix

Miami-based Latin-Caribbean fusion concept GRILLiT Inc. announced plans to add beer, wine and a line of margaritas and other wine-based mixed drinks to its menu.

Jamba Juice offering free smoothies to kids on Halloween

Participating Jamba Juice locations will give away a free 9.5 oz Jamba Kids smoothie to all children ages 8 and younger on Halloween.

Dick's named 'Best Wings' for 11th time

For the second consecutive year, and for the 11th time in the last 13 years, the ARC Group's Dick's Wings and Grill has been named "Best Wings" in Jacksonville, Florida, by Folio Weekly.

Schlotzsky's adds ribeye LTO

Schlotzsky's Bakery-Cafe announced the addition of five new ribeye steak entrees to its menu through Dec. 28.

‘Artisan fast’ pizza and salad concept plans franchise expansion

St. Louis-based Crushed Red Urban Bake and Chop Shop, which recently introduced its "Artisan Fast” concept to franchisees, will open six new restaurants within the next four and a half years in the Denver and Boulder, Colorado, areas, through a...

Menchie’s partnership unveils first-ever Cinnabon fro-yo flavor

Menchie's has partnered with Cinnabon for its November featured flavor, Cinnabon Classic Cinnamon Roll. The partnership marks the first time that Cinnabon has teamed up with a frozen yogurt brand to create a cinnamon roll flavor. According to a news...

Capriotti's announces turkey, sandwich giveaway

Capriotti's Sandwich Shop is offering fans a chance to win a free Butterball turkey, as well as one free Bobbie sandwich per week for a year.

PJ's Coffee, Painting with a Twist pair up

Painting with a Twist is partnering with PJ's Coffee of New Orleans to offer small batch roasted coffee for daytime "Coffee and Canvas" classes.

BurgerFi will open in CNN Center, add breakfast menu

BurgerFi steps up its exploration of non-traditional storefronts and launches into the breakfast daypart with its newest location.

Tropical Smoothie Café adds turkey club options, 'Naughty' and 'Nice' smoothies to holiday menu

Tropical Smoothie Café is adding six new holiday-themed options to its menu nationwide through late December.

Slapfish adds 'Little Sharks Menu' for kids

Slapfish is introducing a "Little Sharks Menu" for kids under 12 at its Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach locations in Southern California.

Franchise Rankings names 10 best franchises

Franchiserankings.com announced rankings for Best Overall Franchises and Best Food Franchises for October 2014..

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill opens 35th location

To celebrate the 35th location, Firebirds will offer a $10 Gift to You card with every $50 gift card purchase.

Mediterranean Brands receives foodservice innovation award

Falafel Scoop and Go was awarded third place finish in the foodservice category at the Prepared Foods- New Products Conference.

Starbucks set to roll out mobile ordering in 2015

Starbucks will roll out mobile order and pay across the US in 2015, according to a statement for the coffee giant.

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