Summer is heating up with new foodservice LTOs

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Summer is bringing warmer weather and a deluge of seasonal-inspired limited-time offerings (LTOs) to retail and foodservice locations. Tapping into the sweet-and-spicy, or “swicy,” trend that accelerated in popularity among consumers last year is 7-Eleven, which launched a mangonada donut. The swicy donut is inspired by the Mexican drink of the same name, and features… read more

Steal This Foodservice Idea: Make Room for Mushrooms

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Neither a fruit nor a vegetable, these fungi can be presented several ways Convenience-store retailers looking for a new addition to foodservice items should consider mushrooms. They’re low in calories with almost no cholesterol or fat and little sodium. CSP sister publication Foodservice Director recently rolled out recipes incorporating mushrooms, from Mushroom Tacos with Pickled… read more

Snoop Dogg, Hulk Hogan, NFL’s Kelce Brothers Race to the Alcoholic Beverage Marketplace

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Snoop and 19 Crimes introduce RTD Cali Cocktails, while Hulkamaniacs will be searching for the Hulkster’s Real American Beer, and Travis and Jason Kelce take ownership of Garage Beer. Just in time for summer drinking, entertainment and sports icons are rushing into the alcoholic beverage marketplace, with Snoop Dogg, Hulk Hogan, and Jason and Travis… read more

Blue Tree granted FDA approval for sugar reduction technology

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The Israeli food technology company plans to license out the system to fruit juice producers. Dive Brief: Blue Tree, an Israeli food technology company, has received FDA approval for its proprietary sugar reduction technology. The technology physically and selectively removes sugar content from natural fruit juice and milk without sacrificing taste. The process does not use… read more

The best things we ate at this year’s National Restaurant Show

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The annual exhibition of all things foodservice is traditionally a great place to find the latest in menu trends and this one did not disappoint. Here’s what Restaurant Business editors liked the most. The annual National Restaurant Show is a great place to see the latest in restaurant equipment and restaurant technology, gaze at robots,… read more

Leftovers: Warheads, Care Bears team up for sour treat | Kellanova fires up ‘swicy’ snack

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In other new products, Alec’s Ice Cream debuts nine new flavors made from A2 dairy and regenerative ingredients. Leftovers is our look at a few of the product ideas popping up everywhere. Some are intriguing, some sound amazing and some are the kinds of ideas we would never dream of. We can’t write about everything… read more

6 surprising plant-based standouts from the Restaurant Show

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Reyna Estrada, the resident vegetarian editor on FoodService Director. identifies the meat-free dining trends on the Show floor. The sheer number of plant-based products on display at the National Restaurant Association Show this year could be overwhelming at first glance. However, products on the show floor provide valuable insight into trends in the foodservice industry…. read more

Raydiant Announces Live Podcast Series for National Restaurant Association Show

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Raydiant, the leading in-location experience operating system, announced its participation in The National Restaurant Association Show 2024, which will deliver an epic experience for attendees. In addition to showcasing its innovative restaurant solutions, Raydiant has an exciting lineup of activities and special guests at its booth. Raydiant has assembled an all-star cast of successful restaurant… read more

National Restaurant Association Show expands educational sessions

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The prospect of learning from the experts continues to capture my interest With the National Restaurant Association Show starting May 18, I’m getting myself ready for the trip from Dallas to Chicago to meet with operators, to ask them what they are looking for among the expansive exhibits, and, of course, to attend some of… read more

Michelin-Starred Chef to Take Cuisine to the Upper Atmosphere

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Spaceship Neptune passengers will enjoy an immersive dining experience in the stratosphere. COPENHAGEN (AP) — Ever since humans have journeyed to space, their meals there have proved to be, well, nothing to write home about. But that could change after a Michelin-starred chef teamed up with the Florida-based startup Space Perspective to take fine-dining to… read more