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Foodservice Industry News Week in Brief: August 19, 2016

Welcome to the end of the week! Check out this week’s top foodservice industry news stories, Central blogs and promotions for the week of August 15-19, 2016!

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  1. Eater: Restaurant chain removes short-lived ‘living wage’ surcharge
  2. QSR Web: Online or Offline – Ways your restaurant can tap into Pokemon Go craze
  3. Convenience Store News: Small fuel retailers call for even playing field
  4. HuffPost Food: Is Teff the new superfood?
  5. Restaurant Hospitality: New chef-driven food hall captures Chicago flavors
  6. Nation’s Restaurant News: Same-store sales fall in July for third straight month
  7. NY Daily News: Oreo’s new Swedish Fish cookies make a splash
  8. Food 52: 26 times fruits and vegetables disguised themselves as dairy and fooled us all
  9. Foodservice Equipment & Supplies: Military foodservice personnel home culinary skills
  10. Fortune: Inside McDonald’s bold decision to go cage free

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Foodservice Industry News Week in Brief: October 23

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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 October 19 through October 23!

  1. Food Management: USDA Study–Farm to school programs boost school meal participation
  2. QSR: The drive-thru performance study
  3. CNBC: Upmarket restaurants embrace a  tech delivery service
  4. Restaurant Hospitality: Breakfast daypart sales surge could accelerate
  5. Eater: ‘Back to the Future’ themed cafes blast into Tokyo right on time
  6. Pizza Marketplace: FCES2015–going mobile no longer ‘if’ or ‘when’ but ‘now’ for the restaurant industry
  7. QSR Web: Supply chain–how millennials have changed everything
  8. Huffington Post Business: How to promote your restaurant through mobile apps
  9. Fast Casual: Treatment of service dogs at restaurants and the law
  10. Grub Street: Someone brewed a beer with frozen pizza and actual money

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Foodservice Industry News Week in Brief: September 11, 2015

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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 September 7 through September 11!

  1. Consumerist: Restaurants prep for all-day breakfast battle with McDonald’s
  2. Time: This map shows where salmonella has hit hardest in 2015
  3. Restaurant Hospitality: New study-Consumers seeking “free-from” foods
  4. ABC News: New York State OKs $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers
  5. Nation’s Restaurant News: Restaurants had a profitable quarter
  6. QSR Magazine: Sbarro’s new chapter
  7. Restaurant Business: Restaurant business names industry’s outstanding social media and tech innovators
  8. Pizza Marketplace: CiCi’s Pizza CEO surprises college student with $10k scholarship
  9. Eater: The taco emoji will finally come to iPhones with iOS 9.1
  10. Grub Street: 12 great new dishes to help you deal with the end of pool season

In Remembrance

While this story wasn’t written this week, on September 11, 2013, Eater published an article in remembrance of the Windows on the World restaurant, which was located on the 106th and 107th floors of the World Trade Center’s North Tower. Click here to read the story.

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Foodservice Industry News Week in Brief: August 28, 2015

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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 24 through August 28!

  1. The New York Times: Burger King to McDonald’s–Let’s make a ‘McWhopper’
  2. Financial Post: How U.S. restaurants are experimenting with no-tipping policies to counter rising minimum wages
  3. Restaurant Business: NLRB redefines the ‘joint-employer’ standard, setting the stage for increased franchiser liability
  4. Eater: Beer O’clock, cat cafe, hangry and more words added to the Oxford English Dictionary
  5. QSR: The fight for fall begins
  6. Washington Examiner: School breakfast programs now serving 13.5 million kids
  7. Pizza Marketplace: Egg- white replacer hits market to ‘combat increasing egg prices’
  8. CNN: How a ‘chef’ can sway fine diners into preferring inferior food
  9. Los Angeles Times: Cocktails at Target? It could happen in Chicago
  10. Nation’s Restaurant News: Frisch’s goes private in $174.5 mil deal

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Foodservice News Week in Brief: September 19

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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 15 through September 19.

  1. Fox News: Pizza Hut testing ‘Skinny Slice’ 
  2. Adweek: Is the Mobile Check-In Dead? Marketers weigh in on its longevity
  3. The Washington Post: Americans are tired of long restaurant menus
  4. Eater: Pop-Up Restaurant Takes Diners to New Heights
  5. Grub Street: Here’s a Restaurant That Rewards Customers Who Give It Bad Yelp Reviews
  6. Nation’s Restaurant News: Restaurants roll out giveaways, games for football season
  7. Pizza Marketplace: More restaurants adopting green practices
  8. QSR Web: Millennials buying in to restaurant brands that embrace philanthropy
  9. Grub Street: Krispy Kreme Has Limited-Edition Ghostbusters-Themed Doughnuts
  10. Food Management: Celebrating fall favorites in specialty beverages

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Foodservice Industry Week in Brief: December 21

Looking for some of the week’s top information for the foodservice industry? Check out these 10 stories, plus this week’s promotion from Central for the week of December 17-21.

Top 10 Foodservice Industry Stories

Nation’s Restaurant News: Expert Shares Advice on Mitigating Health Care Mandates

CSPnet.com: Local Foods, Healthful Kids’ Meals on the Menu

CBS Boston: Business Owners Ready for All-Out Ban on Trans Fat in Chelsea

Nation’s Restaurant News: Buffalo Wild Wings’ Prototype Targets Repeat Customers

Restaurant Hospitality: Getting Creative with New Years Eve Bookings

B2B Community: The Top Restaurants in Social Media

HuffPost Food: Diet Pepsi Recipe Gets Another Artificial Sweetener

Restaurant Hospitality: Small Restaurant Owners Expanding Despite the Odds

National Restaurant Association: Report–Diners Seek Local Foods, Nutrition at Restaurants

Nation’s Restaurant News: NRA–Hiring Troubles to Emerge in 2013 as Restaurant Job Growth Rises

Recipe of the Week:

Biscuits aren’t just for jelly or gravy anymore.  LiveBetterAmerica’s recent blog, “Beyond Bread and Butter: 27 Recipes You Never Thought You Could Pull Off Using Biscuits” has so many ideas, you’d never guess you could do this much with a simple food item.  And many of these you could definitely pull off for your holiday celebrations. Enjoy!

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Foodservice Industry Week in Brief: December 7

Looking for some of the week’s top information for the foodservice industry? Check out these 10 stories, plus this week’s promotion from Central for the week of December 3-7.

Top 10 Foodservice Industry Stories

Mobile Cuisine: Food Truck Industry To Grow From 615M to 2.7M In 5 Years

Foodbeast: Eau de Pizza Hut Smells Like ‘Freshly Baked, Hand-Tossed Dough’

The Consumerist: Doritos Locos Tacos Are Apparently The Most Successful Thing Ever

HuffPost Food: Empire Builders 2012

Nation’s Restaurant News: Holiday Party Outlook Good for Restaurants

CNBC: Restaurants Try To Eat Into Holiday Retail Sales

New York Daily News: Dubai Restaurant Discourages Food Waste With Pay-By-Weight Dining Plans

EATER: Survey–Anti-Obamacare Threats Hurt Restaurant Chains

New York Post: Green Applebee’s in Harlem

National Restaurant Association: Restaurant Performance Index Feel to Lowest Level in 14 Months

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Foodservice Industry Week in Brief: November 30

Looking for some of the week’s top information for the foodservice industry? Check out these 10 stories, plus this week’s promotion from Central for the week of November 26-30.

Top 10 Foodservice Industry Stories

Nation’s Restaurant News: Thanksgiving Sales Indicate Strong Holiday Season

HuffPost Food: Starbucks’ Most Expensive Coffee Ever is $7 A Cup

National Restaurant Association: Congress Must Fix Broken Swipe-Fee System, NRA’s DeFife Says

Convenience Store News: Foodservice Becomes C-Stores’ Most Profitable Category

USA Today: Palm Scanners Get Thumbs Up in Schools, Hospitals

National Restaurant Association: SBA Offers Rebuilding Info, Loans to Hurricane Victims

HuffPost Impact: How Wage Workers Will Survive the Side Effects of ObamaCare

QSR: The Fifth Meal–Is Brunch the Next Big Daypart?

Nation’s Restaurant News: Restaurant Gift Card Competition Ramps Up

NPR: N.Y. Fast-Food Workers Strike For Better Wages

Recipe of the Week

This week’s recipe comes from restaurant owner and Central customer, Luke Patterson.  Patterson owns the restaraunts Lukes Joint and The Other Place in Arcata, Calif.  He also has a food cart named The Other Cart.  He sent us his recipe for Blazing Bobcat Salsa, which stemmed from their third annual salsa competition.

Click here and check out the recipe.  Enjoy!

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