Foodservice Industry Week in Brief: December 23

Looking for some of the week’s top information? Here are five stories from the foodservice industry for the week of December 19 through December 23.

Arby’s Raises over $2 Million for Share our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign
From QSR, Read Blog

Image: Share Our Strength

We’ve really enjoyed seeing how successful Share Our Strength has been this year with the “No Kid Hungry” campaign.  From events such as the Dine Out for No Kid Hungry or other promotions, they are truly working hard to achieve their goal to end childhood hunger in America.  Arby’s is one of several restaurants helping Share Our Strength meet their goal.  QSR reported Arby’s recent announcement that they have raised over $2 million in the fourth quarter for the cause.  Read more about Arby’s involvement here and visit Share Our Strength’s website for more information.

Top Searched Restaurants on Google for 2011
From FastCasual, Read Article

In a recent article from Fast Casual, they reported on Google’s Zeitgeist list that covered the top searched restaurants on Google this year.  It was a mix of all types of restaurants with some being McDonald’s, Starbucks, Buffalo Wild Wings, Subway and Papa John’s.  But who topped the list?  You’ll just have to check out the article for yourself and find out! Read the full article here.

Wendy’s Taking in the No. 2 Spot for Fast Food Chains
From Wall St. Cheat Sheet, Read Article

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Normally the order of top fast food chains started with McDonald’s, then Burger King then Wendy’s.  But it looks as though Wendy’s is moving into second place.  According to a Wall St. Cheat Sheet article, Wendy’s will have $53 million higher sales than Burger King–but we won’t know for certain until the end of the fourth quarter.  Either way, Wendy’s has been working hard this year and even working on a few different redesigns of their buildings.  To read more about how they are possibly going to take the No. 2 spot, read the Wall St.’s article here, and to learn more about the redesigns, view this Huff Post Food article.

Airports Becoming More Nutritious
From USA Today, Read Article

It’s easy to slack off when it comes to eating healthily during the holidays, especially when traveling.  But it looks as though foodservice establishments in airports across America are providing healthier menu items for travelers.  USA Today covered a survey which reported 15 of the country’s biggest airports now offer healthier menu offerings.  According to the study, many airport foodservice establishments are offering more low-fat, vegetarian and cholesterol-free meals.  Read more about airports becoming healthier here.

Holiday Recipes
From Delish.com, Go To Website

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And finally, 2011 is coming to a close and Christmas is just days away!  (So if you haven’t started your shopping, you  better get started.  And as a side note–restaurant gift cards make an excellent present).  We always are excited to see what kinds of recipes Delish.com has, so here are a few that you can bookmark and possibly cook up for the holiday weekend.

Central wishes you and yours a very happy holiday!

 


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