Smashburger intros 'healhty' kids options

Smashburger has added "healthier options" to its kids meal menu, including Grilled Chicken Strips and Musselman’s Unsweetened Squeezable applesauce.

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Keeping it real: what's in store for local, organic menu items

Knowing what's in store for the trend and how to make it work for your brand is key to keeping up with consumer demand for local and organic menu items.

3 ways to prep for the ban on trans fat

Foodservice operators can prepare for the June 6 ban by taking a few necessary steps.

Fresh to Order CEO explains why expansion plans include some states, not others

Fresh to Order's CEO, Pierre Panos, shares details on the company's expansion plans that include corporate stores opening in Atlanta, Dallas and Knoxville as well as franchised units from Chicago to Florida.

Freshii CEO: Why I called out McDonald’s

Freshii CEO Matthew Corrin explains why he thinks McDonald's would find success by partnering with his brand.

Bugging out: Is cricket flour on your menu?

Many in the foodservice industry are touting cricket flour as the next "super protein."

The un-red meat: Restaurants embracing new proteins

Restaurants are trying to meet Americans' desires to eat healthier by giving them a variety of protein options.

How to lead your brand into menu labeling

Now that menu labeling has passed and everyone knows the rules and expectations, it is important to address the best way restaurant leadership should handle nutritional analysis.

Make every year count

At the start of 2014, I was heavily anticipating the final FDA menu labeling regulations and its subsequent impact on the restaurant industry. While it took longer than expected for the FDA to make its ruling, I am thrilled that...

Juice It Up! gears up for aggressive expansion under new VP

The California-based juice bar and smoothie concept hired its first-ever VP of Business Development in November, and Laina Sullivan is ready to take it nationwide.

Rearview 2014: Here's what we were hungry for

What did we want to nosh on in 2014? Not gluten. And maybe we're getting sick of pumpkin spice, too.

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Wixon introduces Mag-nifique Sour-Lift

Flavor modifier enhances the perception of sourness without adding acid.

Starbucks, Panera square off in pumpkin latte battle

Brands are battling for the pumpkin spice latte lover who likes to drink healthful.

Starbucks leading fast casual industry?

The coffee giant is becoming a major player in the fast casual industry with the addition of new, healthy menu items.

Villa Enterprises opening 4 NJ outlets

Villa Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt and a new South Philly Cheesesteak are opening in Gloucester Township.

Flavor, adventure, more healthful ingredients drive sandwich trends

Few foods reign as ubiquitously on restaurant menus in the U.S. as the almighty sandwich.

Supply-chain study: Consumers demand sustainable food products

Technomic and Deloitte Advisory research assesses what's next in supply-chain logistics.

Compass Group adopts Five Freedoms for animal welfare

Compass Group joins Wal-Mart and General Mills in embracing Five Freedom’s procurement practices.

Free Orange Leaf frozen yogurt for ‘innovative kids’

Kevin Durant and Orange Leaf team up to challenge kids to make their communities a better place.

Consumers gobbling up meat snacks, beef seeing stiff competition

An push to eat healthier is spurring more protein-based meat snacks consumption in past five years.

Fresh To Order adds USDA-certified prime beef to menu

Fresh To Order has added USDA-certified prime beef to its menu.

Son of Rolling Stone to open BURGERFI in Europe

The fast casual chain has inked a deal with GROUND ROUND LIMITED to take the concept into the European market with its first location in central London.

Veggie Grill debuts summer fare

Veggie Grill has announced its new summer menu, designed to invoke the spirit of summertime and outdoor living.

Memphis foodservice operators recognized for contributions to health

Establishments recognized as REAL are those that meet criteria such as the use of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, healthy preparation methods, moderate portion sizes, unsweetened beverages, healthy children’s options and sustainable sourcing.

Juice It Up! celebrates 20th anniversary with two new New Mexico locations

Juice It Up! is opening two new New Mexico units.

'Fast-fine' brand opening in Denver

Honor Society Handcrafted Eatery, which describes itself as a hybrid of fast casual and fine dining, is opening its first restaurant this summer in lower downtown Denver.

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