Food Trends http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/6594/more en Hispanic, Mexican operators heat up the marketplace http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/hispanic-mexican-operators-heat-marketplace <div class="node-body article-body">Restaurateurs cater to bolder, more adventurous tastes with spicier ethnic dishes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/hispanic-mexican-operators-heat-marketplace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/hispanic-mexican-operators-heat-marketplace#comments Food Trends Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:11:00 +0000 35731 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com U.S. income gap squeezing restaurants; fruit tops for snackers http://restaurant-hospitality.com/eat-beat-business/us-income-gap-squeezing-restaurants-fruit-tops-snackers <div class="node-body article-body">The yawning gap between high- and low-income groups, along with a shrinking middle, are affecting restaurant business, according to the NPD Group.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/eat-beat-business/us-income-gap-squeezing-restaurants-fruit-tops-snackers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/eat-beat-business/us-income-gap-squeezing-restaurants-fruit-tops-snackers#comments Eat Beat Business Food Trends Consumer Trends Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:45:00 +0000 35421 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Mashup concepts debut in bakery/cafe segment http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/mashup-concepts-debut-bakerycafe-segment <div class="field-deck"> Couldn’t cash in on the cronut craze? Creffles and bruffins might be for you. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Move over, Cronut. Here come the creffle and the bruin.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/mashup-concepts-debut-bakerycafe-segment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/mashup-concepts-debut-bakerycafe-segment#comments Eat Beat Business Food Trends Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:36:00 +0000 35401 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>The &quot;creffle&quot; is a a combination of a French crepe, a Belgian waffle and Hong Kong street food staple the eggette.</p> Entrée salads step into the spotlight http://restaurant-hospitality.com/salad-solutions/entr-e-salads-step-spotlight <div class="node-body article-body">Operators expand main-dish salad sections to showcase innovative combinations, unique flavors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/salad-solutions/entr-e-salads-step-spotlight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/salad-solutions/entr-e-salads-step-spotlight#comments Food Trends Sponsored Salad Solutions Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:51:00 +0000 35181 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Olive Garden: Battle of the breadsticks http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/olive-garden-battle-breadsticks <div class="field-deck"> Darden’s activist investors say the company’s flagship Italian concept needs a serious makeover. Management says one is already underway. Who will prevail? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A scathing 296-page assessment of Darden Restaurants issued by Starboard Value, the hedge fund that owns more than $500 million worth of Darden stock, questions the quality of Olive Garden’s food.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/olive-garden-battle-breadsticks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/olive-garden-battle-breadsticks#comments Eat Beat Food Trends Featured Operators Consumer Trends Finance Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:00:00 +0000 35341 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com How to manage fluctuating produce prices http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/how-manage-fluctuating-produce-prices <div class="field-deck"> Restaurants can prepare for unstable pricing to reduce the impact on their bottom line. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Restaurants can prepare for fluid price changes to reduce the impact on their bottom line.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/how-manage-fluctuating-produce-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/how-manage-fluctuating-produce-prices#comments Management Tips Eat Beat Food Trends How To Finance Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:00:00 +0000 35331 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Freeimages.com Keep it simple to promote healthy eating http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/keep-it-simple-promote-healthy-eating <div class="field-deck"> Consumers like to order healthful meals with ingredients they are familiar with. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Consumers like to order healthful meals with ingredients they are familiar with.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/keep-it-simple-promote-healthy-eating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/keep-it-simple-promote-healthy-eating#comments Management Tips Marketing Food Trends Consumer Trends Green Food Natural/organics Nutrition Labels Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:52:00 +0000 35211 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>THE LCL: Bar &amp; Kitchen gives as many details on its food as possible, which helps diners accept new ingredients they haven&#39;t tried.</p> Hot honey could be the next Sriracha http://restaurant-hospitality.com/5-things-you-need-know-now/hot-honey-could-be-next-sriracha <div class="field-deck"> Also: Chipotle workers walk out, and Pac-Man creator will open an upscale eatery in Chicago. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Also: Chipotle workers walk out, and Pac-Man creator will open an upscale eatery in Chicago.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/5-things-you-need-know-now/hot-honey-could-be-next-sriracha" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/5-things-you-need-know-now/hot-honey-could-be-next-sriracha#comments 5 Things You Need to Know Now Eat Beat Food Trends Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:33:00 +0000 35171 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Book reviews: Charcutería, The Chef Says http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/book-reviews-charcuter-chef-says <div class="node-body article-body">Latest books take on Spanish meats, chef quips</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/book-reviews-charcuter-chef-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/book-reviews-charcuter-chef-says#comments Eat Beat Business Food Trends Top Chefs Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:00:00 +0000 35021 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com 2014 state fair fare: Exploring the outer limits http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/2014-state-fair-fare-exploring-outer-limits <div class="field-deck"> Occasionally an off-the-wall item makes the leap from state fair novelty to restaurant menu staple. Here are some of this year’s candidates. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sometimes food at state fairs finds its way onto restaurant plates. Here are some of this year’s crossover candidates. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/2014-state-fair-fare-exploring-outer-limits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/2014-state-fair-fare-exploring-outer-limits#comments Eat Beat Food Trends Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:58:00 +0000 34621 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>The Chicken Fried Loaded Baked Potato is expected to be a hit at the Texas State Fair in September.</p>