All Blog Posts Tagged 'trends' (58)


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Restaurant Industry Trends that Will Affect Your Dining Out Habits this Year and Beyond

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Cess Padilla. You can visit her profile here.

Now there’s more reason for you to step out and try out new restaurants this year with friends and loved ones, because for sure, following the release of the National Restaurant Association’s Industry Forecast this year, restaurants across the United States will be stepping up their game to provide the best food…

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Added by FohBoh on January 24, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments


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Digital Marketing Trends for Hotels - Infographic

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Added by FohBoh on January 14, 2014 at 10:03am — No Comments


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Restaurant Marketing Tips for the New Year

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Jules Dalsey. You can visit his profile here.

If you’re a small business owner running a restaurant, sometimes the last thing you feel like…

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Added by FohBoh on December 24, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments


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Infographic: 2013 Bar & Restaurant Marketing Trends

Today, smart restaurant marketers focus on building relationships and creating meaningful interactions by engaging audiences through multiple channels. Your ability to understand the consumer and stay in tune with current trends ensures that you stay in front of the right people in order to build a strong following, and stay relevant in an ever-changing marketplace. This infographic shows the Top Restaurant Marketing Trends of 2013 to help you target consumers in smart and influential…

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Added by Barry Chandler on May 14, 2013 at 1:51pm — 1 Comment


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2013 Bar & Restaurant Trends to Keep On Your Radar

From artisan craft cocktails to shareable plates and mobile apps, let’s explore some of the top trends that bars and restaurant owners should be paying attention to this year according to industry experts.

Food

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) surveyed more…

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Added by Barry Chandler on April 17, 2013 at 6:19am — No Comments


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Projected Trends for the Restaurant Industry in 2013

by Aprons & Smocks

Now that 2012 is over, 2013 is off to a very busy start. But Industry experts believe certain developments from 2012 will continue in the coming year. Yet new trends are also on the horizon and will influence the nation’s restaurant business during 2013 as well.

 

Value Menus and Nutrition

 

Although it’s a new year, the recession is still a…

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Added by Aprons & Smocks on February 6, 2013 at 11:29am — 1 Comment


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What’s In Store? 2013 Food Trends

Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-

Not that the "sustainability and "local" trends have lost their mojo, but it’s time to look forward to the food trends that will grace 2013. I mean, 2013 is just around the…

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Added by Foodem on December 19, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Different Diners, Different Dietary Needs

No two diners are the same, but like any groups, different styles of diners may have similar nutrition needs during dining.  Here are some of the groups and trends that I have observed: 

 

The Business Lunch Crowd: 

 

  • Who they are:  If you operate in a metro area you know them well.  Smartly dressed, they either come in to grab a quick desk meal, or come in and sit down for a business lunch/meeting.  Whether in a group or on their own, one thing is…
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Added by Alyson Mar, RD on November 17, 2011 at 7:07am — 1 Comment


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My Brain Hurts in a Good Way

My Brain Hurts in a Good Way!

 

This was one of my favorite tweets from Foodservice Social Media Universe conference held last week in San…

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Added by Bill Campion on October 5, 2011 at 8:47am — 2 Comments

Everything Is Different!

Article first published as Everything IS Different on Technorati.…



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Added by John Lawrence on August 19, 2011 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

10 Foodservice Trends for 2011

This is a really interesting post plucked from Central Restaurant Products, so I am re-posting it.

10 Foodservice Trends for 2011

by Tracey Rector | December 30, 2010…

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Added by Michael L. Atkinson on August 2, 2011 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment


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A day in the life of a gluten avoider



For you lucky ones where gluten is not a problem, going out to eat is a pleasant assault on your senses. So you do it quite regularly.  You hear about some place new or something new to eat through your friends.  You see something in an ad or on a menu that looks really, really delicious.  Or maybe you get lucky with a Groupon or something similar in social media that motivates your new dining experience. 

 

So, you plan an evening out.  You grab your keys and go with…

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Added by Sharna Kahn on August 1, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments


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Gluten Free, Vegan, Raw, Slow, Organic, Kosher, Whole; what do they have in common?

By straight definition?  NOTHING     By commonality?  PLENTY!  They are all food movements of one kind or another reflecting choice whether medically necessary, of religious foundation or nutritional concerns.    These food ‘movements’ are trend signals of what people are now choosing to eat.  AND, they all require a commitment by food service to provide special accommodation.

 

I have always belonged to the ‘you are what you eat’ group.    I like to think that my choices have…

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Added by Sharna Kahn on July 28, 2011 at 12:07pm — No Comments


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Inspiring Loyalty in the Gluten Free Diner aka The Gaps of Perhaps



 Without going down the rat h*** of percentages and numbers in regards to the gluten free market size, suffice to agree that the gluten free demand is growing faster than any other market segment and that this demand is not a fad. 

 As proof that what I say actually resembles fact, I see food service quickly embracing this market and announcing gluten free and allergen free menus.  Go into any retail food store now and you will find many, many gluten free products.…

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Added by Sharna Kahn on July 26, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments


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What do you Want?

This happens to me all the time: I go into a restaurant with the intention of making a healthy choice and end up falling victim to a less healthy option because it just sounds so good.  I love restaurants that serve healthy options because they help me…

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Added by Alyson Mar, RD on December 16, 2010 at 7:55am — 2 Comments


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Mixed Picture in December/January Restaurant and Consumer Sales Picture

Coming into earnings season, we were interested to see the generally positive December chain retail sales comparable reports and how it related to chain restaurants. So far, it hasn’t. The weekly retail reporting universe is more robust than restaurant sales, with ICSC, Redbook Research, Shopper Track, MasterCard Spending Pulse and others with detailed reporting.



Even the fastest reporting restaurant chains have a 30-day lag, although McDonalds (MCD) and Carl’s (CKR) do provide a… Continue

Added by John A. Gordon on January 13, 2010 at 6:41am — No Comments


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What the Others are Doing

I’m always thinking about different ways that restaurants can appeal to the ever growing crowd of health conscious diners. There’s the obvious salad with dressing on the side and grilled chicken breast or salmon filet; but good business, especially in the food industry comes from innovation. It also comes from what I call innovative reproduction (AKA taking ideas from others and doing it better). I found an article on health.com titled… Continue

Added by Alyson Mar, RD on January 6, 2010 at 9:53pm — 1 Comment

Design Trends 2010

It’s a New Year and with it brings new products, new trends and new designs. What do we have to look forward to in 2010?

Price Conscious

The interior design industry underwent some serious changes in 2009. With the recession many interior design firms closed and many more were forced to lay-off much of their staff. All of this has an effect on the end product that the industry…

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Added by Christine van Rooy on January 6, 2010 at 1:03am — No Comments

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Pick up a book, magazine or screen, and more than likely you'll come across some typography designed by Matthew Carter. In this charming talk, the man behind typefaces such as Verdana, Georgia and Bell Centennial (designed just for phone books -- remember them?), takes us on a spin through a career focused on the very last pixel of each letter of a font.

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Astronomers believe that every star in the galaxy has a planet, one fifth of which might harbor life. Only we haven't seen any of them -- yet. Jeremy Kasdin and his team are looking to change that with the design and engineering of an extraordinary piece of equipment: a flower petal-shaped "starshade" that allows a telescope to photograph planets from 50,000 kilometers away. It is, he says, the "coolest possible science."

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Puberty is an awkward time for just about everybody, but for transgender teens it can be a nightmare, as they grow overnight into bodies they aren't comfortable with. In a heartfelt talk, endocrinologist Norman Spack tells a personal story of how he became one of the few doctors in the US to treat minors with hormone replacement therapy. By staving off the effects of puberty, Spack gives trans teens the time they need. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)

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