consumer research definition

Food and Beverage Development and Consumer Research Definitions

What you see here is our former home page image. You know, the one with the culinary consumer research and product/menu development terms. In this post, we dive in deep to tell you what all of those terms mean, and, consequently, all that we do here at Food & Drink Resources. Concept Ideation –  Look at…

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Stop The Stick With These Chef Hacks

Ask any chef and they’ll tell you stick is annoyance #1. Today, we share our best chef hacks for preventing that stick.

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A Colorful Food & Drink Ideation Session

We can say with confidence that the food and drink ideation sessions at the FDR Innovation Center are unlike most others. How do we know? Because we’ve participated in hundreds of them over the last two decades. Part of our motivation for opening up our location in Colorado was so we could provide a different…

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menu labeling requirements

Hold That Thought. FDA Delays Menu Labeling Requirements.

On March 9, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a statement announcing the delay of the menu labeling requirement. Formerly set for December 1, 2016, chain restaurants now have more time to include calorie content on menus and nutritional analysis upon request for customers. From the statement:

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2016 Trend: International Comfort Food In The USA

People love comfort food. Look at the menus at even the most high-end restaurants over the last few years and you’ll find variations on just-like-mom-used-to-make foods like mac ‘n cheese, pudding, fried chicken, cookies and milk, and grilled cheese. But we are living in a melting pot of cultures from around the world. Not everyone’s…

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Calorie Content Requirements for Restaurants, An FAQ

In our March newsletter, we answer some of the common questions we’re hearing about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s upcoming deadline (now postponed to an undetermined date) for nutrition labeling on restaurant menus. If you missed our newsletter, you can find it here, and we’ve included those FAQs for you below, too. Q: What…

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