Looking for some of the week’s top information? Here are five stories from the foodservice industry for Jan. 23-27.
Progress with School Nutrition
From USDA, Read Blog
There’s been much buzz over school nutrition over the past few years, especially though the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. This week more progress was made when the USDA announced the new standards for school nutrition. Some of the changes include more fruits and vegetables, only only offering fat-free or low-fat milk and basing calorie counts on a child’s age so they get the accurate portion size. For the full report, read the USDA’s blog.
Restaurants Adding To Menus
This week seems to have had quite a bit of news with restaurants adding to their menus. Here are few of the places mentioned:
- Starbucks: Beer, wine and additional food items (i.e. hot flatbread)
- Taco Bell: Breakfast with items such as egg or sausage burritos, hash browns, Cinnabon and coffee
- McDonalds: Chicken McBites
Vancouver Restaurant Sells One Expensive Hot Dog
From The Canadian Press, Read Article
Depending where your restaurant is, what the occasion is etc., a typical price for the standard hot dog can be anywhere from $1 to $3. Sometimes you might hit an event where it’s more expensive. However one Vancouver restaurant has developed a hot dog that really has stepped it up–in both toppings and price. According to a HuffPost Food article from The Canadian Press, DougieDog Hot Dogs has created “The Dragon Dog” which consists of items on the hot dog such as cognac, Kobe beef and lobster. All at a pretty penny, of course… it’s only $100. There’s much more to this hot dog, visit Huff Post Food to read all about it.
Restaurant Super Bowl Deals Out
From Nation’s Restaurant News, Read Article
There are certain events the restaurant industry can benefit from and the Super Bowl is definitely one of them. According to the National Restaurant Association, approximately 48 million Americans will order takeout or delivery while watching the big game and 12 million will go out to a restaurant. NRN went into some detail looking into some of the special deals going on. Be sure to let us know what your restaurant is doing below! Read more on the NRN website.
Indianapolis Foodservice Impacted by the Super Bowl
From Central Restaurant Products, Read Blog
For most cities across the U.S., Super Bowl Sunday is a big day. But for Indianapolis, they’re actually getting 10 big days! This year Central’s hometown of Indianapolis is hosting Super Bowl 46.
There’s a lot that takes place in a city when a Super Bowl is coming to down and it dramatically affects all businesses–foodservice industry especially. Central talked to different restaurants, food trucks and other organizations to get the scoop and a behind the scenes look on what it takes to prepare for the big game (and all that comes with it).