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As our industry changes, adapting is essential. Check back often for new insights, data, and trends.
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Top 10 Cappuccino and Latte Menuing Tips

These landmark coffee beverages continue to hold their own as menu mainstays. Here’s some ways to keep yours on-trend.

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Pamper Your Patrons—Make Dessert an Easy Option

Wake up customers’ taste buds—and your bottom line—with trending and favorite dessert flavors

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7 Great Hot Chocolate Menu Ideas

Cocoa is delicious, hot or cold, any time of the day, and any day of the year. Here’s how to make it shine on your menu.

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Planetpro: Climate Change – How food service can contribute to the solution

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges we face today.

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Sandwiches Trend Report

Introduce new sandwiches to the menu that include consumer favorites such as breakfast sandwiches, pork sandwiches, and hot sandwiches. Recipes are included to get you started.

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Discover Global Beverages. Your Patrons Have

Global drinks enhance the depth of menus, sooth patrons' search for adventure, and create positive connections with guests.

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The Vegan Revolution

Learn how you can appeal to your vegan patrons. Nonanimal proteins have soared in popularity and fit in with most menus. We have stats and suggestions.

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United Tastes of Tacos

Sure, tacos found fame in Mexico but their northward trek provides chefs with endless possibility. Discover American styles that are seriously hot sellers. 

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For Cold Coffee and Iced Tea Customers, It’s Increasingly Personal

Customers look forward to that moment of refreshment each day. Here’s what’s on-trend with cold coffee and iced tea to keep them coming back for more.

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Know How: The Rise of Plant-Based Foods

Plant-based foods are everywhere. Here, we explore who’s buying, what’s popular, and how to put the trend into motion in your operation.

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How to Ease the Labor Crunch

Foodservice is feeling the crunch of the current labor market. From smart hiring to better training, improved benefits, technology assists, and operational hacks, discover strategies to stay fully staffed.

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Menu Pro Tips: Potatoes

One potato, two potatoes, three potatoes, more! With menu applications across all dayparts and high consumer acceptance, potatoes have star-power status that never wanes.

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