NRA Show
Industry News
As the four-day National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show comes to a close, organizers have begun to take stock of this year's event. With exhibiters taking up 7 percent more space this year and with the show boasting higher attendance by restaurant operators and other groups, the mood has been...
Industry News
As American restaurants increasingly add international flavors, dozens of overseas companies have set up shop at the annual NRA Show in Chicago, hoping their food products, seasonings, and equipment entice chefs and operators. "We're definitely looking to increase our business in the U.S.," says...
Coke Freestyle
Industry News
Coca-Cola Co. has partnered with a technology company to allow the new Coca Cola Freestyle fountain dispensers to work hand-in-hand with radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips imbedded in beverage cups. The tagged cups will trigger the computer software in Coca Cola Freestyle machines to pour...
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As social media continues to explode as a marketing tool, limited-service restaurants will likely face even more decisions about how to spend their time and dollars in an effort to use special online deals to grab the attention and loyalty of customers. Whether it's the use of Facebook, Twitter, or...
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John Mulcahy, Georgia-Pacific Professional’s vice president of strategy & catego
Industry News
Leaders from the National Restaurant Association, Georgia-Pacific Professional, and the coffee Goliath Starbucks announced today efforts to improve recycling among restaurant consumers. The announcement occurred at the National Restaurant Association, Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago, which...
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Food News Media, a multi-platform B2B media company that provides award-winning content and information to the senior executives who drive and the consumer media that follows the $500 billion+ U.S. foodservice industry, announced that it will launch a new podcast series with the National Restaurant...
Mediterranean food items are in high demand from consumers.
Menu Innovations
Falafel, hummus, and pitas aren’t your typical American restaurant favorites. Increasingly, however, these items are making their way onto the nation’s menuboards as part of the growing popularity of food rooted in the eastern and southern Mediterranean. And, not surprisingly, more quick-service...
Menchie's launched a new kids marketing campaign with its mascot as the focus.
Industry News
Congress is encouraging the foodservice industry to self-regulate its marketing to kids, asking the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)—along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Department of Agriculture—to create a list of kids’...