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Foodservice Industry Week in Brief: December 2, 2016

The holiday season is officially upon us! Time to deck the halls and catch up on industry happenings, Central blogs, and promotions for the week of November 27 – December 3.

Industry News

  1. NPR: Kale is about to have an identity crisis
  2. Huffington Post: 9 gifts the cook in your life actually wants and needs
  3. Nation’s Restaurant News: 10 innovations that transformed restaurants
  4. Eater: Everything you need to know about vegan wine
  5. Nation’s Restaurant News: Chuck E. Cheese’s phases out tokens
  6. Huffington Post: The food trends you’ll probably be seeing a lot of in 2017
  7. Delish: The best new holiday treats you can buy right now
  8. NPR: The Czech pastry that took Texas by storm, and keeps gaining strength
  9. Eater: Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is stepping down
  10. Huffington Post: Holy cow, people do weird stuff with mayo in other countries 

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Foodservice News Week in Brief: November 6 – 12

Happy Friday! What a week! As we celebrate the arrival of the weekend, let’s review the top foodservice-related news stories this week, and catch up on exclusive Central content and promotions.

Industry News

  1. NPR: Cheering or Mourning Election Results? Mail-Order Cocktails Head Your Way
  2. Huffington Post: Every Thanksgiving Recipe You Could Possibly Need, Right Here
  3. Eater: Are These New Toblerone Bars the Biggest Disaster of 2016?
  4. Delish: Pizzadillas Prove Italian and Mexican Food are Better Together 
  5. NPR: Pairing Wine and Cheese? Science Says White May be a Better Choice than Red
  6. Huffington Post: 7 Brilliant Trader Joe’s Finds that Make Healthy Cooking WAY Easier
  7. Eater: The Bahamas Fish Fry is the Ultimate Caribbean Feast
  8. NPR: This Food Truck Serves Up Gourmet Fare and Drinks – And Jobs for Refugees 
  9. Delish: Thanksgiving Pizza is a Genius Way to Use Your Leftovers
  10.  Huffington Post: This Quirky Coke Bottle with a Secret is Bringing Us Joy Right Now

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Foodservice Industry News Week in Brief: October 14, 2016

Happy Friday! The end of the week is the perfect time to catch up on the latest foodservice industry happenings! Check out industry news, Central blogs and promotions for the week of October 9 – 15, 2016. Enjoy!

Industry News

  1. NPR the Salt: Our Robot Overlords Are Now Delivering Pizza, and Cooking it on the Go
  2. Huffpost Taste: If an Old-Fashioned is Your Drink, There’s Something You Should Know
  3. Eater: Michelin Declines to Award Top Honors to Any D.C. Restaurant in Debut Guide
  4. Delish: These Hocus Pocus S’mores Pops Will Put a Spell on You
  5. NPR the Salt: Chill Out: Stress Can Override Benefits of Healthful Eating
  6. Huffpost Taste: There’s a Reason this Easy Cheesecake Recipe is Going Viral
  7. NPR the Salt: Tax Soda to Fight Obesity, WHO Urges Nations Around the Globe
  8. Eater: Top Chef Season 14 Pits Newbies Against Veterans
  9. Delish: You’ll Either Love or Hate this New Wedding Cake Trend
  10. NPR the Salt: We Pay Billions for Greener Farms, So What Does That Buy Us?

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Foodservice News Week in Brief: March 25, 2016

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Welcome to the end of the week! Check out the latest foodservice news stories, plus this week’s blogs and promotions from Central for March 21 through March 25!

  1. Huffington Post Taste: 25 Recipes You Need For A Delicious Easter
  2. NPR The Salt: When Chefs Become Famous Cooking Other Cultures’ Food
  3. Eater.com: Starbucks CEO Talks Pumpkin Spice Latte K-Cups,  Red Cup Controversy, and More
  4. Delish.com: Is this Tex-Mex Chain The New Chipotle?
  5. Huffington Post Taste: Ham Recipes That Take Easter To The Next Level
  6. QSR Magazine: How Facebook Drives One Franchisee’s Philanthropy
  7. NPR The Salt: An Upside To Climate Change? Better French Wine
  8. Restaurant Hospitality: Farm –to-Table Model Poses Food Safety Challenges
  9. QSR Web: How to Improve Restaurant Employee Productivity: Part 3
  10. The Daily Meal: Here’s How to Eat the Super-Hot Ghost Pepper and Live to Talk About It

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Foodservice Industry News Week in Brief: September 4, 2015

Foodservice News

Take a couple of minutes to catch up on that industry news you missed this week. Check out the latest news stories, plus this week’s blogs and promotions from Central for the week of August 31 through September 4!

  1. Eater.com: Why Chobani, Nestle, and Other Brands Are Opening Brick-and-Mortar Restaurants
  2. Huffington Post: The Labor Day Recipes You Need For The Best Summer Sign-Off Ever
  3. Restaurant Hospitality: How operators tweak concepts for a new audience
  4. Nation’s Restaurant News: Bob Evans plans $200M sale-leaseback
  5. Fast Casual: 13 ways to beat weather-related supply chain challenges
  6. Eater.com: McDonald’s Introduces Canada to Kale Breakfast Wraps; 7-Eleven Expands Delivery Sans Slurpees
  7. Huffington Post: Once You Grill Donuts, Your Mouth Will Go Nuts
  8. The Daily Meal: NFL Stadiums Go Gourmet This Year with Snacks From Michael Symon, Andrew Zimmern, and More
  9. Buzzfeed Food: McDonald’s All-Day Breakfast Starts Oct. 6 Nationwide
  10. Delish: 13 Awesome (and Massive!) College Tailgate Cocktails

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Foodservice News Week in Brief: August 7

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Happy August! Time to catch up on that industry news you missed this week. Check out the latest news stories, plus this week’s blogs and promotions from Central for the week of August 3 through August 7!

  1. Yahoo: Arby’s pays tribute to Jon Stewart after he spent years trashing their food
  2. Fusion: Breakfast is booming everywhere in America, except inside your kitchen
  3. Modern Farmer: 14 All-Star Chefs Revolutionizing the Way We Farm and Eat
  4. Eater.com: Pro Tips and Tricks for Grilling With Charcoal Outdoors
  5. Huffington Post: 12 Terribly Awkward Pizza Hut Fails
  6. Restaurant Hospitality: Indy restaurant count dipped three percent in the last year
  7. Nation’s Restaurant News: McDonald’s Corp. cutting 225 jobs
  8. Fast Casual: How one restaurant is cutting egg prices
  9. Eater.com: Farewell, Jon Stewart: The Daily Show’s 21 Best Food Moments
  10. Buzzfeed Food: 31 Delicious Things You Need To Cook In August

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Foodservice News Week in Brief: September 26

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Looking for the latest foodservice news? Check out the latest news stories, plus this week’s blog and promotions from Central for the week of September 22 through September 26.

1. Huffington Post: Huge, Terrible Menus Are Hurting McDonald’s And Olive Garden
2. Eater: Coca-Cola Wants to Lure Customers To Vending Machines By Offering Free Wifi
3. Food Beast: Reasons Why Everyone is Suddenly Putting Butter In Their Coffee
4. FoodService.com: Top 10 Tips to Ensure Food Safety
5. Grub Street: Wendy’s New Business Plan: Just Put Pulled Pork on Everything
6. Nation’s Restaurant News: Jimmy John’s Reports Payment Card Data Breach
7. Huffington Post: Confetti Cake Recipes That Guarantee A Party In Your Mouth
8. Adweek: Brand of the Day: Burger King Finds 15 Ways to Handle the Same Hurt Feelings on Twitter
9. CNN: Bay Area restaurant: “Hate us on Yelp”
10. Huffington Post: All Of The Things You Can Make With A Can Of Pumpkin

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Opening Day concessions

Not Just Peanuts and Cracker Jacks: Baseball Teams Introduce Unique New Concession Items for 2014

It’s Opening Week for Major League Baseball, a time when fans feel a new sense of hope and optimism that this year will be the year for their favorite team. As exciting as it is to hear the crack of the bat again, for a foodie like myself, it’s just as exciting to see what new items are being offered at the concession stand! While the classic hot dog, beer and peanuts will always be a ballpark staple, a recent trend has seen teams introduce unique and sometimes extreme concession offerings to their customers. This year will test the stomachs, as well as the wallets, of the curious fan.

Hot Dogs

It’s hard to go wrong with the classic stadium hot dog. A little mustard, some relish and you’re set! If classic is too simple for you, have no fear — there is no shortage of dynamic hot dog options being offered this year.

In Detroit, the Tigers are offering several new twists on the original. The Poutine Dog is topped with fries, cheese curds and gravy. Another option is the Late Night Dog, topped with a fried egg, cheddar cheese and bacon. Cardiologist appointment not included.

The Arizona Diamondbacks are upping the ante this year by unleashing two monstrous wieners. The Venom Dog is a foot-long habanero sausage topped with black beans, guacamole, pico de gallo and sour cream, and will run you $10. If you consider that a kid’s-size portion, then you should try the D-Bat, an 18-inch corn dog stuffed with cheddar cheese, jalapenos and bacon, served with fries. This behemoth is a whopping $25, so only serious appetites need apply.

Sandwiches and More

Of course, if hot dogs aren’t your thing, there are plenty more choices out there. The Pittsburgh Pirates are serving up “The Closer,” a double decker grilled cheese sandwich with nine, count ‘em, NINE–types of cheese and finished with candied bacon!

Out to prove that things are bigger in Texas, the Rangers introduced the Choomongous, named after their outfielder Shin-Soo Choo. This Asian beef sandwich is topped with spicy slaw. No big deal, right? Did I forget to mention that is two feet long? You’ll want to bring some friends to share!

In Cincinnati, the Reds are challenging fans to take on their new sandwich, simply called “The Bacon.” This porcine delight features a one pound slab of bacon topped with shredded lettuce, tomato and black pepper mayo, served with chips, half a pickle and potato salad. Anyone brave enough can try the “Bacon Challenge.” All they have to do is eat four “Bacon” sandwiches, with all the accoutrements, in one inning. Do so, and all four sandwiches are free, and the winner gets a t-shirt that says, “I Conquered the Bacon Challenge.” Fail, and leave with a lighter wallet and a lifetime of regret.

Ice Cream, Anyone?

Sitting through a three hour game in the middle of summer can be tough without something to cool you down. The Chicago White Sox have you and your family covered, as they introduce a Banana Split Sundae Helmet. Served in an actual-size baseball helmet, this whopper includes 12 scoops of ice cream and weighs in at a belt-busting THREE pounds!

Meanwhile, the minor-league Akron RubberDucks are catering to the over-21 crowd with the 32 ounce “Ugly Duckling.” 16 ounces of Irish stout beer are poured over three large scoops of vanilla ice cream and topped with chocolate syrup and chocolate sprinkles.

Concession Equipment

If you are a concessionaire, shop Central for all of your concession equipment needs. Whether you’re serving the classics, or something a little more daring, Central has you covered. Check out our assortment here.