The technology is meant to create a better dining experience

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Fast  Food Chains May Soon Guess Your Gender When You Order. Here’s Why Not sure what to order at your favorite fast-food chain? That’s okay because a new artificial intelligence software already does — or at least, it thinks it does, based on how you look. As demoed during the 2022 National Restaurant Association Show,… read more

What does the future hold for food and beverage?

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Over the past few months, COVID-19 has had a significant impact on how we think and behave when it comes to food and beverage (F&B). When lockdowns were implemented in countries around the world, non-essential retailers were closed, dining-in was prohibited, and supply chains were tested. As a result, buying behaviors and attitudes have changed… read more

Into the mainstream: What’s next for organic foods and beverages?

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As a continuation of The Hartman Group’s long-running syndicated research on the organic market stretching back over 25 years, our newest report, Organic 2022: Then, Now, Next, explores the transformation of organic from a niche category based in a social movement to a mainstream marker of quality across food and beverage categories. Organic 2022: Then, Now, Next finds… read more

U.K.-based Neat Burger arrives in New York City with backing from Leonardo DiCaprio.

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U.K.-based Neat Food Co. has arrived in New York City to plot rapid growth across the U.S. If old-fashioned veggie burgers were the first generation of the plant-based movement, the arrival of the truly meat-like Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat was the 2.0 version. Now Neat Burger — as the restaurant concept is named —… read more

Brand Enthusiasts Back Beliefs, Not Products

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For some people, a brand is a logo and a website. For others, it describes an image: what kind of people wear Nikes, drive Teslas or watch “Julia.” Marketers may imagine that their brand is an idea under their control. But in reality, it’s a community of people who share the same beliefs. When approached… read more

A Pastry Chef’s Guide to Making Mochi Doughnuts

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All products featured on Epicurious are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. When I think of mochi doughnuts, I think of anything made from glutinous rice flour that has been fried, which is a pretty vast family of foods. My first… read more

Can the McPlant Burger Convince the Entire World to Eat Less Meat?

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I’m holding a sesame seed bun stuffed with tomato, lettuce, pickles, onion, ketchup, mustard, mayo, American cheese, and a classic-looking burger patty: This is the McDonald’s McPlant burger, and it looks a lot like the Quarter Pounder with Cheese Deluxe—although the patty is made from ingredients, such as peas, rice, and potatoes. With the caveat… read more

Why Freshii Doesn’t Think Healthy Food is Going Away Any Time Soon

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“At Freshii, our mission is to make healthy eating, working, convenient and affordable to really the citizens of the world,” said Adam Corrin, chief operating officer of the fast-casual restaurant chain. Being in 13 countries, Freshii is certainly trying to make its mission happen quickly. The 384-unit franchised business is once again growing and ready to take… read more

Organic No Longer a Niche Market

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This sentiment was expressed by several stakeholders from the organic industry at the recent US Department of Agriculture’s annual Agricultural Outlook Forum. One of those stakeholders, Ryan Koory, vice president of economics at Mercaris, a data mining and trading platform company for the organic industry, said during the forum’s Organic Outlook session that organic food… read more

Menu Price Inflation Hit a 41-Year High in February

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Restaurants continued to increase at historically high rates in February as operators continued using their pricing power to offset higher costs for food and labor. Overall food-away-from-home prices increased 4% in February, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That was the lowest rate since August, but it’s also coming on a… read more