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Foodservice Industry Week in Brief: June 23, 2017

Friday has arrived, which means its time for our Foodservice Industry Week in Brief, Central blogs and promotions!

Foodservice Industry News

  1. National Restaurant Association: Cranking up the Heat on Summer Jobs Programs
  2. National Restaurant Association: 5 Food Trends to put on Your Menu
  3. restaurantnews.com: Del Taco’s Favorite Carnitas Return for a Limited Time
  4. restaurantbusinessonline.com: Sustainability Without the Strain
  5. CNBC: McDonald’s Hits All-Time High as Wall Street cheers replacement of cashiers with kiosks
  6. CNBC: Ikea aims to halve food waste at its restaurants by mid-2020
  7. Eater: 8 Dining Trends That Will Define 2017
  8. RockBot: The 10 Best Bar Games for Your Pub
  9. The Caterer: Blast Chillers: Why They are Indispensable in Commercial Kitchens
  10. HuffPost: 63 Hearty Vegetarian Recipes That’ll Fill You Right Up

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Week in Brief: June 16, 2017

Foodservice Industry Week in Brief: June 16, 2017

Happy Friday! Can you believe it is mid-June?! Time to catch up on the latest foodservice industry news and Central blogs and promotions!

Industry News

  1. Restaurant Hospitality: How restaurants promote just-for-Dad specials
  2. Eater: Why Root Beer and Burger Chain A&W Is Planning a Comeback
  3. Nation’s Restaurant News: Noodles & Co. Considers Name Change
  4. NPR The Salt: To Protect Fruit Crops, Scientists Are Putting Them Into A Deep Freeze
  5. QSR Magazine: 61 of America’s Most Innovative Menu Items
  6. QSR Web: Infographic – How Online Reviews Can Make or Break Your Brand
  7. Food Republic: 12 Sweet Ways to Use Strawberries, Now In Season!
  8. Fast Casual: 5 Ways to get Your Customers To Download Your App
  9. QSR Magazine: Buffalo Wild Wings’ Quick-Service Concept is Coming Soon
  10. NPR the Salt: This Art Group Installs Pick-Your-Own Fruit Parks Around Los Angeles

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Foodservice Industry News Week in Brief: June 2, 2017

Friday has finally arrived!  Start your weekend with the latest foodservice industry news and Central-exclusive content for the week of May 29-June 2!

Foodservice Industry News

  1. Restaurant Business Online: 50 Twists on Iconic Sandwiches
  2. National Restaurant Association: 7 NRA Show Standouts for Healthful Menu Options
  3. Nation’s Restaurant News: Burgers at Quick Service Become Less Popular as Price Climbs
  4. Bloomberg Businessweek: America’s Fastest Growing Restaurant is on a Roll
  5. CNBC: This is Denny’s Ace in the Hole as it Ventures into Delivery
  6. Restaurant Hospitality: Snail Comes out of the Shell and onto the Menu
  7. Delish: The 55 Most Delish Ice Cream Cakes
  8. FESMag: 10 Foodservice Trends for 2017 and Their E&S Implications
  9. Business Insider: Burger King’s Most Bizzare Menu Item is “Back by Popular Demand”
  10. CNBC: McDonald’s Delivery to be Available in 3,500 Restaurants by end of June

Central Blogs

  1. Tuesday Tip: Choose the Right Knife for the Job
  2. Grilled Nachos: A Summertime Favorite

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Foodservice Industry News Week in Brief: May 19, 2017

Happy Friday! Kick off the weekend with the latest foodservice news and Central-exclusive content for the week of May 15-19!

Foodservice Industry News

  1. Delish: The Best Barbecue Festivals in America
  2. Nation’s Restaurant News: Restaurant Show Gets Underway in Chicago
  3. Food Republic: We Have A Ton Of Awesome Comfort Food Recipes!
  4. Eater: This Pepper Is So Hot It Could Literally Kill You
  5. Delish: 30 Big-Batch Summer Cocktail Recipes to Help You Keep Your Cool
  6. Fast Casual: Is Butter Coffee the Next Must-Have Menu Trend
  7. Eater: In Defense of Chipotle
  8. Huffington Post Taste: Surprise! Five Guys Is Now America’s Favorite Burger Chain
  9. QSR Web: Oscar Meyer Teaches An Ol’ Dog New, Nitrate-Free Tricks
  10. Fast Casual: Why Western Brands Are Taking A Chance On The UK

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Foodservice Industry News Week in Brief: February 24, 2017

Happy Friday! Enjoy news from the foodservice industry as well as Central’s blogs from the week of February 20th- 24th!

Foodservice Industry News

  1. Huffington Post Taste: 8 of The Best Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipes
  2. Delish: McDonald’s is Cutting Prices on Drinks
  3. Nation’s Restaurant News: How to Create a Great Beverage Service
  4. Fast Casual: How Self-Serve Kiosks Get the Orders Rolling at Burger Boss
  5. NPR The Salt: The ‘Haze Craze’: Beer Lovers’ Newfound Obsession with Murky IPAs
  6. Nation’s Restaurant News: 11 Creative Training Ideas for Restaurant Managers
  7. QSR Web: RBI Acquires Popeyes for $1.8B
  8. Fast Casual: How Payments Technologies are Changing Fast Food
  9. QSR Magazine: 5 Ways to Keep Operating Costs Down by Reducing Safety Incidents
  10. Eater: The Enduring Appeal of the Value Menu

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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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4th of July

Foodservice Industry News Week in Brief: July 1, 2016

Happy Friday and happy July! Catch up on the latest in foodservice industry news, Central blogs and promotions for the week of June 27 – July 1, 2016.

Foodservice News

  1. Delish.com: 12 Red, White, and Blue Star-Spangled Desserts
  2. Eater.com: The Future of the Steakhouse Has Arrived, and It’s in Chicago
  3. National Restaurant News: 10 Takeaways in the Battle for Market Share
  4. Huffington Post: The 50 Best Grilling Recipes For Summer Cooking
  5. Delish.com: Forget The Fireworks, The Spectacular Flag Pie Is The Main Event
  6. Restaurant Hospitality: Cold Brew Coffee Heating Up The Market
  7. National Restaurant Association: Overtime
  8. QSR Web: Seeking a source of new summer business? Reach out to all of those smartphone-addicted travelers
  9. Huffington Post: 11 Ways You Can Support The Fight Against Food Waste
  10. QSR Magazine: Consumers Still Hazy on Healthy and Unhealthy Fats

Central Blogs

  1. 5 Ideas for a Successful 4th of July
  2. Wordless Wednesday: Central’s Mini Marathon Runners
  3. Throwback Thursday: Vulcan Equipment Training in July

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Central’s Week in Brief: October 21, 2011

Every Friday Central brings you stories from the week that you might have missed, but that are definitely worth a look. We’ll feature food news covering everything from the weird to the wonderful in the world of restaurants, schools, the military and more.  It’s our way to help you go into the weekend with a little extra knowledge and maybe even a project or recipe to try out!

 

1)      Have you ever taken a trip to McDonald’s and felt like the only thing missing was a TV?  If so, then your fast food experience will soon be complete with the premiere of an in-store McDonald’s television channel.  The channel’s programming will be community specific and include everything from local news to movie previews and about eight minutes per hour of advertising as well.   According to the L.A. Times, “The venture, which has already been tested in L.A., San Diego and Las Vegas, is expected to reach 18 million to 20 million people a month, which ChannelPort executives said would be one of the largest daytime audiences in the region.”

 

2)      In what may seem like a setback for First Lady Michelle Obama and her Let’s Move campaign, the U.S. Senate has voted against an effort to limit potatoes in school lunches.   This limitation of potatoes and other starchy vegetables to a maximum of two servings per week was part of an effort to combat childhood obesity and promote serving healthier vegetables.   Time Healthland says the ban “…angered the potato industry, some school districts and members of Congress from potato-growing states, who say USDA should focus on the preparation instead and that potatoes can be a good source of fiber and potassium.”  In the end, it was judged as more important to find a balance in what is served and how it is prepared rather than putting a limit on servings.

 

3)      In the nation’s current economy, Detroit has suffered more than most.  One big example of this hardship is the budget cuts for 43 of the city’s soup kitchens and food banks.  While many might feel that they could do nothing, 65 popular restaurants and caterers have decided to step up to help those in their community by participating in the “Feed the Need” program.  By taking part in the program, restaurants will prepare and cater lunch once a week for those in need at Detroit’s Cass Community Center. The Detroit News says, “More than 12,000 meals are expected to be served annually.”  The program, originally started in South Carolina by Detroit native Mickey Bakst, is expected to expand to six other cities in the near future.

 

4)      Starbucks announced that it will be introducing a light roast (aka less strong) version of their coffee called the “Blonde” roast.   While Starbucks is traditionally known for their dark roasts, according to Nation’s Restaurant News, they are aiming “to attract the estimated 40 percent of American coffee drinkers who say they prefer a lighter roast flavor.”  This change is also an effort to compete with lighter coffee roasts from outlets like McDonald’s which has become a bigger player in the coffee market in the past few years with the introduction of their McCafe line.

 

 

5)      Halloween season is upon us and while this holiday is traditionally associated with candy there’s nothing wrong with switching it up a little.  If you’re throwing a special party at your school or restaurant or just looking to serve up a creative new dessert check out these Chocolate Spider Web Cake in a Jars from the I Am Baker blog.   Not only are they festive and a little creepy, but they’re also a great, simple way to personalize a treat for each guest.