Simplified ingredient lists: A trend at the point of no return

Natural ingredients and minimally processed foods are one of the top five culinary trends for 2015 and 2016. Major brands across segments have responded by simplifying their menus with cleaner, fresher ingredient lists.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Litehouse Foods




Restaurant Opening Master Checklist

While opening a new restaurant is exciting it can also be very stressful. Making sure that you have all your 'i's dotted and your 't's crossed before the big day can feel overwhelming.

Type: Special Report

Sponsor: TouchBistro




Buying Recommendations for Cooking Oils: Average Production vs Average Consumption

The average consumption of oils is outpacing production in many countries including the US and Italy. The comparison in this report includes consumption vs. production of extra virgin and pure or refined oils.

Type: Fact Sheet

Sponsor: Catania Oils


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From wobbly table fixes to herbal refrigerators, innovation was on display at NRA (Part 1)

More than 45,000 buyers in the restaurant industry hit Chicago this week to check out the thousands of products and services on display at the National Restaurant Association show.

NRA 2017 in photos: Editors share top highlights

The editors of FastCasual, Pizza Marketplace, QSRWeb and Food Truck Operator share some highlights from the 2017 NRA show in Chicago.

Mobile Vending University helps prepare food truck owners

Mobile Vending University provides a certified course in operating a food truck in Pasco, Washington. The attendees are taught by subject matter experts in all aspects of operating a food truck.

How technology can improve ROI of maintaining foodservice equipment

Foodservice equipment has long required multiple distribution levels. Managing equipment information on such equipment places a heavy burden on all players in the supply chain. New technology offers options to reduce data management.

3 ways technology can lower food costs

With timely insights, restaurants can optimize processes, make better decisions, and save time and money

How fast food can be good food: London's LEON co-founder shares strategy for success

LEON CEO John Vincent, who will keynote the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit being held July 18-20 in London, talks with FastCasual about how he set out to "create fast food as it would be served in heaven."

From food trucks to food halls: Slapfish founder launches 2 concepts

Chef Andrew Gruel, who opened his first concept — Slapfish — as a food truck, has just launched two concepts inside an Orange County food hall.

Food trucks and restaurants – a symbiotic relationship

While many limited service restaurants are clearly interested in expanding into food trucks, veteran food truck operators are using the skills they develop on their food trucks to open brick-and-mortar restaurants.

Who really is your supply chain partner?

By Bruce Reinstein, president, Consolidated Concepts A partner is defined as a person or company who takes part in an undertaking or a relationship with another or others comprised of shared risks and profits. In a business sense, your partner needs to make money if they are saving you money.

Calcuatling the new cost of food spoilage

Forward-thinking companies are embracing new technologies to better position themselves for ongoing profitability.

More please! Hungry American business people increase spending on food

American workers are clearly hungry. And today, another report from the business dining sector shows just how ravenous we are when we're on the road or just entertaining clients in town.

How to use data to control food costs (Part 2)

Dave Bennett discusses alternatives to the standard back-office system.

Food Transparency: Why your customers care

FoodLogiq's Katy Jones gives explains why restaurant patrons care about their food and how brands can appease them.

At the Summit: How to create a franchise-friendly supply chain

The supply chain is often the thorn in the side of franchisors, especially those that have brands spread nationwide or globally.

4 ways to control your food costs in 2016

Commodity prices have temporarily fallen and taken some pressure off food cost. Now is the time for strategic buyers to align with manufacturers, distributors and a GPO to lock in contracts at lower prices.

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Best practices for managing food costs via employee training, using the right equipment and going green.

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