The National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) “What’s Hot: 2016 Culinary Forecast” included not one, not two, but three ethnic cuisine-related trends in its Top 20 roundup. Continue reading The Ethnic Cuisine: What Restaurant Owners Need to Know
Some days it feels like everywhere you turn there’s a shiny new chain restaurant opening up around the corner.
With fast casual on the rise and plenty of big business muscle behind these restaurant chains, keeping up can be an overwhelming prospect for today’s one-unit eateries. Continue reading Taking on Restaurant Chains: 5 Tips for One-Unit Eateries
Innovation is key to staying alive and well in any industry — and the restaurant world is hardly exempt.
While we haven’t yet reached Jetson’s territory in terms of pressing a button and having meatloaf and mashed potatoes appear in front of us via pneumatic tube, it may be closer than we think. Continue reading Robots and Restaurants? Innovation is on the Rise
There are few drinks more refreshing on a steamy summer day than a chilled glass of freshly brewed iced tea.
In fact, iced tea is so popular at this time of year that June has officially been designated as National Iced Tea Month. And while iced tea dates all the way back to the Civil War era, its popularity has skyrocketed since then — both in its original incarnation and in the form of many different tasty variations. Continue reading Iced Tea Drinks Taking Off on Restaurant Menus
The restaurant industry is exciting, dynamic and complex. It’s also complex — particularly in terms of positioning your business for success in an industry known for its competitive landscape and high rates of failure. So what can you do to stay ahead Continue reading Top Trends from the National Restaurant Association Show
For years we’ve been told that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Does this assertion still hold up in the 21st century? Yes, according to findings from global marketing research firm Nielsen.
But that’s not to say breakfast today is the same as it was 50, 25 or even 10 years ago. Let’s take a closer look at how Americans are Continue reading Breakfast Is In: The Most Important Meal of the Day
Alaskan King Crab. Alaskan Snow Crab. Blue Crab. Dungeness Crab. Red Rock Crab. Stone Crab. Just reading this list may be enough to make your mouth start watering.
But crabs aren’t just tasty to eat; they also boast a fascinating history and interesting path to the American plate. And there’s no better time Continue reading Dissecting the Crab Craze on National Crab Day
It may not be news to you that Elvis favored the fried peanut butter and banana sandwich, but he was hardly the only celebrity to profess a propensity for peanut butter.
Other famous fans? Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, who shared her recipe for “Peanut Butter Mmm-Mmm-Mmm-Mmm-Mmm Shrimp” with Natalie Morales and Savannah Guthrie on the TODAY show, and Jerry Seinfeld who once told NY Magazine, “I’ve been a peanut-butter nut since I was a kid.”
In fact, the Seinfeld star even has a sandwich named after him at New York institution Peanut Butter & Co. Its ingredients for those who want to try at home? Peanut butter, honey, Continue reading Peanut butter may be one of America’s best culinary traditions
Appetizers are all the rage these days. Not only do sharing-minded Millennials collectively love to dig into a plate of something delicious before turning to their entrees, but small plates are also a savvy way to satisfy budget-minded consumers, fill tables during off-peak hours, and trim food costs. But all appetizers aren’t Continue reading Top Seven Appetizer Trends
Think online reviews are just a fad with no real impact or staying power? Think again. The truth is that peer reviews — both via online review sites and your own social media pages — can have make-it-or-break-it impact on today’s restaurants. Let’s take a closer Continue reading Online Reviews: What All Restaurants Need to Know