The 10 finalists in General Mills’ huge Neighborhood To Nation Recipe Contest among foodservice operators have been announced — with each winner earning $5,000 cash plus another $1,000 to a local charity. A grand prize winner will be announced soon… earning the winning restaurant a boatload of additional cash and prizes valued at $50,000 WinningRead more about Restaurant recipe contest winners baked up huge prizes[…]
CNN is hailing Atlanta’s Slutty Vegan as a big reason more African Americans are switching to plant-based diets. Owner Pinky Cole started with a food truck, but now also has a physical location that often has lines out the door. The secret? Showing that vegan food doesn’t have to be expensive to be good. Oh,Read more about Atlanta’s Slutty Vegan leads African Americans’ interest in plant-based diets[…]
The customization trend popularized by Chipotle is finding its way on kids’ menus especially in school cafeterias — but can restaurants be far behind? Everything from custom mashed potatoes, mac ‘n cheese and stir fry are popular among the munchkins. School nutrition experts say it’s a great way to get kids to pick the healthyRead more about Kid meal trend: Customize the potato bowl![…]
Mama D’s Diner in North Little Rock Arkansas listened to its male customers who complained their girlfriends kept stealing their chicken fingers and fries from their plates — after said lady friends confirm they weren’t hungry. Enter the $4.25 “my girlfriend’s not hungry” item that significant others can order to prevent meal pirating. The plateRead more about ‘My girlfriend’s not hungry’ menu option is a hit[…]
Does your ol’ Blood Mary standby at Sunday brunch need to be livened up? The folks at Cholula have recently introduced a Sweet Habanero Hot Sauce that will spice things up sweetly.
Looking for inspiration to offer a pricy July Fourth hot dog as a special at your restaurant? Fear not, you’re not alone! Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has long offered a gourmet version right outside the exclusive Mark Hotel in NYC. But is this wiener really that much better against New York’s regular blue collar hotRead more about Can Michelin Star hot dog really be that much better?[…]
This is a new definition of popcorn chicken. Popcorn makes an awesome, crunchy breading to create gourmet chicken tenders that might separate your restaurant from the pack. The folks at Boom Chicka Pop show you the way…
Restaurants everywhere are upscaling the ice cream sandwich to the “decadent” level… not only in taste but profit potential! Need inspiration to your signature ice cream sandwich? Blue Bunny offers up simple, profitable ideas ranging from a “breakfast” sandwich to reinventing with PB&J!
The SPAM Mai Tai is a big hit. Along with gold-wrapped SPAM sushi, SPAM meatball sandwich and SPAM hamburger. Yep, SPAM continues its spread on restaurant menus. Here’s a quick roundup of some of the most popular ideas.
Yuzu Gastropub in Lakewood, Ohio has garnered a lot of publicity for its menstrual-themed cocktail designed to help raise funds for a domestic advocacy center. Oh, and the drink intends to get conversations started about women’s natural health issues (mission accomplished on that one!). Loyal patrons seem supportive of the idea. But other social mediaRead more about Menstrual-themed cocktail has its fans and critics for Ohio gastropub[…]