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Foodservice and Ketogenic Diets

While the diet itself if quite strict; creating dishes that fit within it using commonly stocked foodservice products is relatively easy. Developing a well rounded and flavorful dish will be a bigger challenge than sourcing the actual ingredients.

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Gen Z: The Empowered Generation

Gen Z is more empowered than previous generations to choose where and what to eat, and won’t prioritize health for another five or more years.

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10 Foodservice Trends You Can’t Ignore in 2020

Consumer tastes, automation and population trends will all have an impact on our sector. Those brands that will survive and thrive have one eye on the balance sheet and the other on the future. The year’s coming trends revolve around talent, technology and tastes. See below.

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Kids’ Menus are a Hot Trend

Is it time to give your kids’ menu a facelift? Introducing new flavors with familiar ingredients can assist in balancing a kid-friendly item with unique flavor trends.

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Foodservice & The Street Food Influence

Humans have had street food since the dawn of civilization. The ancient Greeks sold fried fish, while the Aztecs peddled tamales. Iconic American street snacks include pizza, hot dogs and funnel cake. Recently, the street food game has become more elevated and restaurants are cashing in on this age-old dining trend…

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Turkey and Foodservice Specialty BBQ

Specialty barbecue is a growing trend, with smokey flavors and vibrant sauces taking center stage. Exploring unique flavors and diners’ latest cravings for healthy options is a sure-fire BBQ strategy.

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The 4 Best Ways for Restaurants to Draw in Traffic

Increasing competition and customer expectations for consistent, quality service at restaurants makes getting people in the door more difficult than ever in today’s market. Competition created by new establishments and constant scrutiny via social media have raised the bar for service standards. Modern restaurateurs must react faster in order to succeed…

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Foodservice Trends to Watch in 2019

It seems that every shift to the restaurant landscape brings with it a list of questions: What is the next hot flavor trend to watch? Which segment truly owns convenience? What is today’s definition of health? What type of technology is up and coming next?

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Foodservice Recipe: Brunch Ramen Bowl

A delicious and unique brunch offering your customers will remember. Inspired by the growing trend in “bowl” dishes and loaded with international appeal, this dish will spice up your mid-morning menu.

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Top Restaurant Industry Trends to Watch in 2018

Despite industry wide growth for several years, restaurant operators face significant challenges keeping pace in an environment that is changing at a much faster rate than ever before. Evolving consumer tastes and preferences, work force constraints and intense competition will continue in 2018…

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Foodservice Breakfast & Brunch Trends

Operators who innovate with new, unique ingredients and all-day breakfast programs find opportunity to drive breakfast sales with premium to-go options and innovative and indulgent dishes that capitalize on the popularity of brunch.

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Episode 36 – New Products, C-Store News & Wisdom from a Toilet Paper Salesman

In this week’s episode we’ve 13 new products, a report about c-store predictions for the future and sound advice from a toilet paper salesman. We’ve also got a decades old international Foodie Fact to stump you with, and our new Dessert of the month page is mentioned. Featuring seasonally inspired items in limited quantities.

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Episode 35 – Happy Thanksgiving!

This week we’re going unscripted with a reminder about new products, our foodie fact for the week and new developments in “local” social media exposure from Facebook. And a special guest with extensive small business, foodservice experience, joins the podcast to talk about tactics for driving sales during Thanksgiving and the holiday season.

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Episode 34 – Brainy Blueberries, Independent Coffee & 2018 Restaurant Trends

Restaurant Business Online just published an article that discusses what restaurants can expect to see as influences in 2018. We’re going to discuss some of the insights they’ve shared, and we’ve provided a link to the full article. We’re also taking a look at a couple items making headlines recently, wild Maine blueberries and everyone’s favorite caffeinated beverage – coffee! We’ve got those topics and a slew of recent inventory additions to share with you in this week’s podcast!

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Episode 33 – Inside the Mind of the Independent Restaurant Operator

This weeks the IFDA released an in-depth 194 page report, prepared by industry research partner Technomic, about independent restaurant operators. It details market trends, challenges, economic outlooks, changing formats and a whole lot more. We’re sharing just a few of the many insights from it in this episode. We’ve also got this week’s new products, including a new fresh soup from Blount Fine Foods, which you won’t want to miss!