The 10 Biggest Fast-Food Trends of 2016

On the outside, it may look to you like fast food hasn’t changed too much in the past year. And unless you’ve been actively following restaurant industry news or been eating at McDonald’s weekly, you can certainly be forgiven for…
2016 Restaurant Trends to Devour

To help diners get excited about the 2016 trends predicted across the restaurant industry, Restaurant.com, the nation’s largest dining deals site, is serving up seven trends to taste in 2016. The dining deal pioneer explored 2016 menu ideas and observations…
Top Trends for the Year Ahead in Casual Dining

by Sanjiv Razdan SVP Operations Applebee’s USA In many ways, times have never been tougher for casual dining restaurants. Changing demographics, fresh competition and digital disruption, all stacked up to a lot of pressure on the segment and an unprecedented…
Foodchannel.com Announces Its Top Ten Food Trends For 2016

Leading food website predicts Chicago, IL  (RestaurantNews.com)  The Food Channel® (foodchannel.com) has released its Top Ten Food Trends for 2016. Based on research conducted in conjunction with CultureWaves® and the International Food Futurists®, the list identifies some of the significant…
Top 10 Food and Restaurant Trends of 2015

“O beautiful, for chicken fried, for breakfast served all day…” These are just two of the top 10 emerging food and restaurant trends on the annual Seat 1A Food Trend List. The list arrives just in time for you to…
Darren Tristano Appointed President of Technomic

Oakbrook Terrace, IL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Winsight, LLC (“Winsight”), a business-to-business media and information company specializing in the convenience-retailing, restaurant and noncommercial foodservice industries, announced that it has appointed Darren Tristano as President of Technomic. Winsight acquired Technomic, a provider of primary…
Chefs Predict Top Restaurant Menu Trends for 2016

National Restaurant Association survey shows local sourcing and environmental sustainability remain hot trends Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  The National Restaurant Association (NRA) annually explores the top menu trends for the coming year. For this year’s What’s Hot culinary forecast, the NRA surveyed nearly…
Technomic’s Take: 2016 Food Trends

Chicago, IL  (RestaurantNews.com)  The U.S. restaurant industry is evolving in profound ways, according to Technomic. The nation’s leading food research and consulting firm lays out 10 trends that may prove transformational in 2016, ranging from menu tweaks to technological and…
2014 Top Trending Menu Items

From shareable plates to chicken, here are some of popular menu trends taking a front seat this year, according to Allegra Foodservice’s 2014 Menu & Food Trends report. While some of the findings seem predictable, others may come as quite…
10 Cutting-Edge Fast-Food Innovations of 2013

So far this year, the fast-food industry has been transformed more than you may realize. Every week, new offerings from fast-food giants are being introduced, but in 2013, it seems as if a commitment has been made to be on…

The restaurant industry continues to make gains and consumers are feeling more confident about spending their discretionary dollars on dining out. So, what will they be looking for this year when they sit down at their favorite eatery? Mintel has…

Wings are driving scorching sales at specialty chains, getting the gourmet treatment at fancy restaurants and even emerging in good-for-you vegan versions. Their presence on menus has increased 19% since 2009, according to market research firm Mintel. As a party…

There’s a restaurant in Wichita, Kan., that now offers a Bacon Portabella Black Label Burger (with mushroom sauce and Muenster cheese), an Apple Pecan Chicken Salad, a Monterey Ranch Crispy Chicken Sandwich and an Asiago Ranch Chicken Club. Interested? No…

New York, NY  (RestaurantNews.com)  Add increased selection and tasty preparations to the good nutrition and overall wholesomeness long associated with vegetables, and you have a food group that’s claiming an ever bigger portion of the dinner plate. Farmers are growing…

A new report released by Technomic examines the menus of 100 independent restaurants across the U.S. to identify new food and beverage trends currently taking shape. The report finds these restaurants preparing dishes in innovative ways, one of which involves…

Bacon, brussel sprouts, sliders, bacon, burgers, bite-size desserts, sustainable, local…did I mention bacon?  These are a sampling of the top trends in food in 2010—some of which were predicted and others that caught us by surprise. While no one has…

NEW YORK, NY  (RestaurantNews.com)  As the country began extricating itself from economic doldrums in 2010, which dishes and drinks did savvy food marketers and restaurant operators introduce or innovate to satisfy consumer needs? According to the Culinary Trend Mapping Report,…