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As our industry changes, adapting is essential. Check back often for new insights, data, and trends.
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Get Creative With Global Flavors

Keeping your menu edgy and interesting means offering the unexpected. Try mixing global cuisine flavor inspirations with American creativity. Get innovative!

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Self-service Beverages, Their Time Has Come Again

These do-it-yourself beverage solutions continue to adapt to today’s fast-changing business environment. Here are some ways to get the most from your self-service program.

Sure-Fried Chicken Sandwiches: Golden Brown Success

Sure-Fried Chicken Sandwiches: Golden Brown Success

Fried chicken sandwiches are a springboard for creativity. What will make yours stand out? The roll, the condiments, the spices? Learn what styles are selling best. We have tips.

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Top 2022 Food & Beverage Industry Trends

Creativity and innovation solve challenges and guide industry growth.

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New Sustainable Menu Items for Foodservice Customers

As consumers increasingly seek out more sustainable meals, foodservice operators have an opportunity to help their customers choose climate-friendly options. In collaboration with the World Resources Institute (WRI), Nestlé Professional USA has become the first Cool Food Meals Ambassador to offer recipes with the Cool Food Meals badge that operators can use to help guide diners’ choices.

How to Create Menu Promotions That Work

Menu promotions and Limited-Time Offers (LTOs) are great ways to keep customers engaged and loyal. Use on-the-menu specials to tout new and different items. It works!

Cozy Up to a Coffee or Tea Cocktail

Cooler weather can spark new sales when you leverage your coffee and tea program to create cozy cocktails. Learn how hot beverages can become seasonal sensations.

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More Cheese Means More Smiles. Free eBook.

Cheese runs the gamut from mild and creamy to bold and assertive, but that just means it works in an abundance of recipes. Get extra cheese smart with our free eBook. Read it here.

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PLANT-FORWARD AND VEGETABLE-CENTRIC RECIPE INSPIRATIONS

Today’s flexitarian consumers are eating less meat. They’re looking for healthful and delicious options featuring produce, grains, and plant proteins. Use the recipe inspirations below to develop your own signature plant-forward dishes that “wow” guests and keep them coming back.

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Nibbles or Noshes, Handheld Trend Is Strong

Amid busy lifestyles, plates, knives, and forks are sometimes too much bother. Get the upper hand with customers by menuing items that are easily nibbled, noshed, and enjoyed on the go. 

The Modern Kids’ Menu—Infographic

Back-to-school and the holidays are sure to bring more kids to your restaurant. Be ready! Learn the hottest kid menu trends. Our Infographic has everything you need. Get it here.

Warm Up Outdoor Meals with Hot Beverages

The winter forecast predicts a flurry of hot beverage sales. With another year of expanded outdoor dining, they’ll be welcome buffers from the chill. 

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