The Plant-Based Story For Multi-Unit Restaurant Brands

Restaurant brands are hard-pressed to make plant-based foods a central menu focus and maintain profitability. Why? Because it’s estimated that only 4% of US Americans follow a vegan, or solely plant-based, diet.

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7 Luxe Food Ideas For Your Restaurant Menu

Current 2024-2025 food trends are pointing more and more toward luxurious food items. Could it be that consumers want to get more bang for their buck? As we see it, if you’re going to spend significantly more money to dine out than you did four years ago, you might as well treat yourself. You can…

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Restaurant Menu Nutritional Analysis FAQ

On May 7, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began requiring restaurants with more than 20 locations to provide specific nutrition info on menus. With calorie and nutrition details available, the goal is for consumers to make informed food choices when eating away from home.

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All Things Coffee: 2024 Stats, Menu Ideas, And Trends

Culinary trends and pandemics come and go, but one thing remains the same: US consumers love their coffee. According to the National Coffee Association’s (NCA) 2023 “Atlas of American Coffee,” more Americans (63%) drink coffee every day than any other drink and most people surveyed drank coffee at home during the preceding day (83%).

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Colorado Demographics And Food/Drink Research {Infographic}

Did you know Colorado is the 12th fastest-growing US state? The influx of people from different states, backgrounds, and ages is creating a unique population here. Maybe that’s why so many fast-casual restaurant brands have gotten their start or chosen to headquarter in Colorado.

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What We Got Right In 2018 Food Trend Predictions And What It Means For 2024

At the end of every year, culinary agencies like Food & Drink Resources look to the emerging food and beverage trends to inform menu development for the next 12-24 months. Since 2015, we’ve published many of those insights on our blog, including in 2018 when we wrote this article. Now, in October 2023, we are…

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