News and Trends Archives

Infamous Food Failures Food and beverage companies are tasked with keeping up with a constantly evolving industry and customers’ expectations. Though this often results in fresh and exciting ideas for new products that customers love, it’s inevitable that some of them aren’t as appetizing. Here… Read More >

No Shoes, No Shirt, No Tie, No Coat, No Waistcoat, No Cufflinks, No Service While some people enjoy dressing up to go out to eat, the large number of casual dining restaurants seems to indicate most folks prefer to don something more casual when they… Read More >

Mandatory Tips American tipping customs are deeply ingrained in most of us who regularly eat out, with most diners adding 15 to 20 percent to their total ticket automatically as a tip. In addition to being a reward for good service, it’s also seen as… Read More >

Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream The latest trend in frozen desserts is nitrogen ice cream, where an ice cream base is flooded with liquid nitrogen for quick freezing. Because nitrogen freezes ice cream so quickly, it allows businesses to completely customize frozen treats exactly as customers… Read More >

Delicious Decomposition Aging edibles in order to draw out more complex flavors is not a foreign concept to most people; wine, cheese, and many spirits are well-known to improve with time, especially when they are aged under certain conditions. However, meat is not generally one… Read More >

What’s in a Name? Some food names are pretty obvious in their origin – pancakes and BLTs, for example – but others seem unrelated to the fare in question. Many well-known dishes have celebrity origins, though the dishes have often become more famous than the… Read More >

Food and Film When it comes to film productions, anywhere from a few hundred to several thousand people come together to make movie magic. Movie crews often work long hours in remote or secured locations, making traditional lunch breaks where employees can bring their own… Read More >

The Rise of Roadkill Food festivals can be found in almost every American hamlet and burg, with many showcasing local specialties from biscuits to pickled vegetables. One that would take most of the country by surprise, though, is the Roadkill Cook-off held each year in… Read More >

Feeding a Space City Recovery Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Rockport, Texas, on August 25, dropping as much as 50 inches of rain in some locations. The deluge of rain led to widespread flooding, displaced countless people, and left many stranded. First responders and even… Read More >

Fiesta Brand History Bright, bold colors and sturdy construction have earned Fiesta dinnerware a place on America’s table and in its culture. Many people remember the colorful dishes from their childhood, attaching an air of nostalgia to the brand, and a pause in production for… Read More >

The Rise of the Bar Arcade From Pong’s first appearance in 1972, video games were immediately on an upward trajectory, with arcades making them available to the masses without home consoles. Less than 10 years later, arcades had grown to a $7 billion industry. In… Read More >

Cross-Industry Innovations As science and technology evolve, innovators in various industries find ways to apply those advances within their spheres of influence. Professionals in foodservice are no exception, using developments within chemistry, technology, and medicine to improve the food and service offered. Below, we take… Read More >

Turning Sports Fans into Foodies With sports stadiums being replaced at a faster rate than ever, the new stadiums are being made to generate revenue far beyond ticket sales. With entertainment options like playgrounds, ziplining, and rock climbing, these new entertainment destinations are seeking to… Read More >

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