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Learn to Capitalize on the Powerful Economics of ‘Local’

8 months ago

The value of local ingredients, businesses, and producers goes way beyond creating a better tasting meal. The annual Terroir Symposium will bring together leaders in hospitality and tourism to help both explore and strengthen this aspect of the industry.

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Kraft Heinz Takes David Chang’s Ssam Sauce From the Restaurant to the Grocery Aisle

8 months ago

David Chang helped put a pork bun on every plate at both his restaurants and the thousands of copycats that followed. It makes sense, then, that his take on a Korean staple is now making a leap to mass audiences as well.

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The Surprisingly Powerful Antidote to Rainbow Food Instagram

8 months ago

Charring a leek isn't exactly groundbreaking, but, in general, these food trends that bubble up can offer up ways to save money (more inventive ways to use a kitchen's ingredients) and play with new flavors. And as diners grow more adventurous, so will the menus.

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The Farmer-Funded Campaigns That Put Mushrooms in Your Sonic Hamburger

8 months ago

Working with chains gives the groups the fastest connection with consumers and validation (or not) of a new twist on an existing staple.

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Michelin Brings Attention to Under-the-Radar Japanese Cuisine

8 months ago

Restaurateurs have been having a hard time attracting tourists to the Tohoku region of Japan, but Michelin's new spotlight on Tohoku's samurai cuisine is helping to change that.

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Aspirational Coffee Brand La Colombe Looks for Investment to Value It at $1 Billion

8 months ago

Some of us here have been drinking La Colombe at its own cafes and other restaurants since the mid-1990s, so we're biased. But beyond that loyalty, it does mean something when a food brand has been delivering a quality product to both consumers and to restaurants for over a decade.

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Why Global Restaurant Chains Embrace (Some) Local Flavors

9 months ago

Menu development is a painstaking process. When U.S. chains develop menu items for overseas locations, they must be even more conscious of striking a balance between brand consistency and familiar local flavors.

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Secret High-End Ingredients Add Taste, for a Price

9 months ago

Luxe dishes equal more than truffles and caviar these days. While these ingredients might fatten the bill, they also add standout flavor to some highly regarded menus.

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McDonald’s Will Drop Its Frozen Patties in Exchange for Fresh Beef, Eventually

9 months ago

We'd love to see quality beat out discounting, but that's not always a safe bet. Even if this experiment succeeds, don't expect McD's to unplug its freezers.

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Immigration Raids in California Threaten U.S. Produce Supply

10 months ago

The in-between status of workers who help feed the U.S. has been a travesty for decades. And it's only getting worse.

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Subway Will Give Diners $2 in Exchange for Their Loyalty

10 months ago

We know it's a big ask, but we'd love to see our loyalty repaid by serving us sandwiches that we enjoy eating.

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Greek Truffle Sellers Want to Solve Restaurants’ Pricey Truffle Problems

10 months ago

We can hear the pitch from exporters: "We learned our lesson from cheap Greek wine, really."