#eatclean: How Instagram is fueling the healthy-living brand boom

admin | March 28th, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Planning to try that hot new aqua-yoga class or eyeing a subscription to that organic food delivery service? Chances are you first discovered it on Instagram, just like an Austin-based copywriter, who learned about the Whole30 diet on the platform. One of the hardest things is planning your meals. But Whole30 is great, the community is so […]

How self-serve kiosks can rescue corporate dining — part 1

admin | March 27th, 2017 - 1:47 pm

While self-serve kiosks are already used in numerous restaurants to improve the speed of service and labor efficiency, kiosks are now being used to help revive another sector of the foodservice industry — onsite corporate dinning. Employee restaurant services have been the only consistently declining foodservice segment in recent decades, according to figures provided by […]

Restaurants Struggling To Hire Bakers

admin | February 24th, 2017 - 2:02 pm

Our hunger for bread and muffins may be insatiable, but grocery stores, restaurants, and pastry shops are increasingly struggling to find one key ingredient: the bakers to make them all. Massachusetts technology firms and health care companies have been in the trenches of the talent war for years, offering bonuses and padding benefits to lure […]

STEAKHOUSES ARE BACK, BUT WITH A TWIST.

admin | February 23rd, 2017 - 3:10 pm

The steakhouse is back, according to a market research firm, and chances are, the steak on your plate will come with a story. Today’s steakhouse menus increasingly feature grass-fed cattle, locally raised animals, heritage varieties, meat butchered and dry aged in-house, and dishes that stem from the whole animal, not just the premium cuts, according […]

What happened at DC’s restaurants when immigrant workers stayed home?

admin | February 17th, 2017 - 8:55 pm

Jesse Miller prepares a dish Feb. 16 in the kitchen at Bar Pilar, a restaurant on 14th Street in Washington, D.C. Miller’s kitchen staff, all immigrants, went on strike Thursday during a “Day Without Immigrants,” a nationwide protest against President Donald Trump’s recent action on immigration. At Bar Pilar, seven to eight people prep, cook […]

The future of snacking: Consumer behavior and trends

admin | February 9th, 2017 - 5:12 pm

How we eat today bears little resemblance to the nostalgic notion of three balanced meals a day of just a generation ago. The transformative changes occurring in how America’s consumers eat and drink, behaviors with little regard to rules for how, when and what one should eat, is the impetus behind the burgeoning growth of […]

HOWARD COUNTY RESTAURANT WEEKS

admin | January 25th, 2017 - 8:59 pm

HOWARD COUNTY RESTAURANT WEEKS January 23 – February 6, 2017 Participating restaurants’ menus are being posted here. Check back often and don’t forget to make those reservations! Howard County Restaurant Weeks is a bi-annual, 15 day celebration of the local culinary scene in Howard County, Maryland! Part of a national movement, restaurant weeks debuted here in […]

Consumers Bounce Back In Willingness To Pay For Food

admin | January 19th, 2017 - 8:34 pm

After a dip in December, consumer willingness-to-pay (WTP) increased for all food products rebounded, with all food products experiencing gains of at least 7 percent, according to the latest Food Demand Survey from Ohio State University. Steak (14.57 percent), deli ham (20.39 percent) and chicken wings (27.36 percent) experienced the largest percent increase in WTP. WTP for […]

Five ways food will be consumed in 2017

admin | January 18th, 2017 - 8:15 pm

How and where people source meals and the attributes and environment that consumers choose to spend their money on are ever-changing. According to The NPD Group, here are five overarching trends to watch in 2017: The battle for share of stomach will intensify. For several years now, more than 80 percent of meals have been […]

The industry mourns the loss of Foodservice Monthly Editor, Michael Birchenall

admin | January 12th, 2017 - 2:35 pm

Michael Birchenall, editor and publisher of Foodservice Monthly, dies at 68 By Becky Krystal / January 10, 2017 / Original Article: WashingtonPost.com Michael Birchenall, the editor and publisher of restaurant industry publication Foodservice Monthly and an advocate for the Washington dining scene, died Jan. 9 at a hospital in Fairfax County, Va. He was 68. […]

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