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Trends and Insights

As our industry changes, adapting is essential. Check back often for new insights, data, and trends.
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Ideas to Freshen up Your Lemonade and Juice Menus

Some of today’s newest options are novel and sophisticated yet retain the refreshing qualities we all love. Squeeze more profit from lemonade and juice.

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Menu Pro Tips: 5 Ways to Showcase Umami on a Menu

Savory and complex, umami adds depth to a wide range of recipes and cuisines. Get tips and inspiration on how to incorporate umami on your menu.

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10 Ways to Grow Hot Beverage Sales

As traffic picks up again, here are some basics to keep your hot beverage program running smoothly, along with a few tips to help it grow.

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Menu Pro Tips: 12 Ways to Make Pizza Toppings Do Double Duty

Everybody loves pizza, and the toppings are the star of the show. Save money, reduce prep time, and prevent waste by turning pizza toppings into menu multitaskers.

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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 Menu

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

Tacos found fame in Mexico, but American styles provide chefs with endless possibilities and are seriously hot sellers. 

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