Lean on your supply chain partners to innovate for you; they have resources and answers.
It is not often in the QSR industry, that one decision can positively impact so many touch points in restaurant operations.
Sriracha, according to CCD Innovation, is in 2014 what chipotle was in 2009.
Customers' preferences are more sophisticated than ever, and should be considered in the R&D process.
Vegetables will soon be treated with the same care and creativity as proteins.
You can create a great product but without marketing, it won't budge.
Gluten free, Greek yogurt, beverages and children's nutrition are just some of the show highlights from the food side.
Consumers respond more favorably to professionally created and produced communications.
The old paradigm of type-A R&D; business managers that run large R&D; departments is out, and the new model of servant leaders with innovative thought leadership is in.
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Eric Justice with Culinary Concepts Group discusses culinary trends in the restaurant space. Operators are focusing on authentic ethnic flavors that span from big, bold flavors to those of a more subtle variety.
Chefs compete to get their items featured on the Black Market Menu, which often leads to a spot on the brand's core menu.
Mike Remes, the mind behind the Bayou Burger and a soon-to-be-introduced fried green tomato burger, will be responsible for driving food innovation.
The Product Development and Management Association today announced that it has awarded the 2014 Outstanding Corporate Innovator Award to Danish bioinnovation firm Novozymes and Seattle-based Starbucks. The companies were chosen for corporate commitment to innovation as a strategy to grow...
Habit Restaurants LLC will add the Hatch Chile Charburger to its menu from Aug. 20 through Sept.30 at more than 90 locations.
Noodles & Company recently announced the appointment of Chef Nick Graff as director of Culinary Research and Development. Graff will oversee the development of the company’s in-restaurant menu, new catering program, seasonal limited time offerings and the selection of all...
Fresh To Order announced today it's adding a new bison burger to its menu, along with a new fruit and two new desserts to its summer offerings. The bison burger is prepared fresh to order on a flame grill in...
HMSHost has introduced imagineIT, an airport terminal simulation lab that allows the company to explore new technology solutions for its airport-based dining concepts. The lab is located in Washington, D.C. According to a news release, HMSHost’s imagineIT allows employees and...
Yogurtland has launched its Ultimate Summer promotion, featuring “vacation-inspired” flavors.
“Yogurtland’s Ultimate Summer promotion offers an oasis of flavors inspired by our fans’ favorite vacations including big city getaways, tropical escapes, outdoor adventures and spa retreats.
General Mills Foodservice is calling on independent family restaurants to enter its Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest for a chance to win up to $50,000 ($40,000 cash plus a $10,000 charitable donation) and the opportunity to put their local dishes in the national spotlight. From Aug. 1 through Sept.
Sweetgreen's recently revamped one of its Washington D.C.-area stores to become a test kitchen for the chain, according to a report in the Washington Post. The move is part of Sweetgreen's focus on developing new menu items. "We have been...
Morton Salt Inc. announced today the launch of a new food lab dedicated to exploring reduced sodium solutions.
JJ's Red Hots is teaming up with King of Pops to create a new summer menu offering: JJ's Red Pop, a gourmet popsicle featuring chocolate, smoked candied bacon, cayenne and sea salt. "This ain’t a frozen hot dog on a...
Food and Drink Resources, a Centennial, Colo.-based consultancy firm, has opened a new Innovation Center for food and drink professionals. The founders of the test kitchen from FDR built the space to serve a range of food purveyors from QSR...
Jamba Juice’s expanded fresh-squeezed juice menu will be available in more than 500 stores nationally as of June 2. According to the company, due to overwhelming consumer response in the pilot launch, the company accelerated the national rollout of the...
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Chicago Bears legendary coach, player and current TV commentator Mike Ditka has been named as the new spokesperson for Chicago Franchise Systems Inc., parent company of Al’s Beef and Nancy’s Pizza restaurants. According to a news release, Ditka will support...