Food and Trends

MaineSense:  Finding the Untapped Potential in Your Restuarant

Running a restaurant can be overwhelming. For an owner or manager, there is a lot to do all day, every day. more...

MaineSense: The Restuarant Formula

Building a Powerful and Profitable Resaurant Brand with Gerry O'Brion. more...

MaineSense: The Secret Ingredients of Hospitality

You don't have to be the very best to be their favorite. more...

MaineSense: The 5 P's of Maines' Commitment to Customer Excellence

5 things make Maines stand apart from our competitors. more...

MaineSense: The Snack Culture

How restaurateurs can increase revenue as a result of the changing times. more...

MaineSense: The Craft Beer Craze

Tips for more beer sales. more...

MaineSense: Smarter Restaurant Marketing

12 Ways to Earn Your Guests’ Loyalty by Serving Their Intellectual Appetites. more..

 

MaineSense: The Multidimensional Dining Experience

What we learner at the 2013 Food Show Seminars: Exceed Customers' Expectations and Make a Difference. more...

 

2013 Food and Beverage Trends

It's that time of year again - prediction season.  Here are some 2013 forecasts and predictions that we find interesting and relevant. more...
 

American Ethnic

Consumers are rediscovering an appreciation for regional American foods. more...


As Simple As Pie

Let’s first talk about that perfect crust, which should be a golden-brown inspiration that is richly flavored and just salty enough to contrast a sweet filling. more...


The Hot Dog is Hotter Than Ever

From food trucks to chains to chef-driven restaurants, hot dogs are experiencing a renaissance. more...


The Evolution of Asian Fusion

Today, Asian fusion is a gastronomic reflection of 21st-century America where diverse traditions find common ground. more...


New Customer Profile - Asian Fusion

From the increase in yoga studios to the popularity of green tea, it’s clear that americans are more open-minded than ever to Asian and Pacific Rim culture. more...


Infuse Your Menu with the Flavors of Asia

Americans have always had a fascination with the East, and when it comes to current culinary trends, the appeal of Asian cuisine is stronger than ever. more...


Leveraging Asian Flavors

Many restaurants have wrapped their arms fully around Asian concepts. I’ve seen American restaurants with full-blown sushi bars in the lounge.more...


Tracking the Trends-2012

Which trends are worth trying? While it’s no exact science, we’ve handpicked the trends we think have the most potential to bring profit – and position your restaurant as an “in the know” establishment.  more...


Tidings of Comfort and Joy

We decided to clear up the comfort food confusion, so you can be sure to keep it current as the weather gets colder, the holidays grow nearer, and customers crave heartier foods. The moral of the story is this: customers still do want comfort foods – they just want them served up in unexpected ways. more...


Gluten Free-Your Guide to Gluten Free

National Restaurant Association surveyed more than 1,500 professional chefs, asking them to identify the top food trends. Gluten-free foods ranked number eight. About a quarter of U.S. adults are trying to reduce or eliminate gluten in their diets. more...


The Virtues of Braising

First and foremost, braising is a cooking method specifically designed to maximize value, something we struggle to do every day in this business. It was born out of the need to turn those inexpensive, tough, and unloved cuts into something edible and nutritious. more...

 

Gourmet Sandwiches

The sandwich is returning to its noble roots. The word comes from the fourth Earl of Sandwich. This year, customers are hungry for upscale sandwiches fit for an earl, served up in a manner meant for today’s hectic schedules! more...


Outdoor Dining

Keep it simple, straightforward and relaxed. Save extravagant menus for your indoor guests, remember this is summer dining and people are eating lighter fare like finger foods, tapas, small plates and salads. more...


Local Organic and Fresh

It’s hot; white hot! So hot, that the National Restaurant Association (NRA) designated local, organic, fresh food as one of the hottest trends in 2011. In fact, most consider the recent upsurge in organic to be more than just a trend. It has become a movement – and it is spreading fast. more...


Trend Watch 2011

We Give the Top 2011 Trends a Reality Check: Everything that’s tried and true was once a trend, so how do you know what’s just a far-fetched fad and what’s worth integrating into your operation?  more...


Meatless Mondays

Just one day of promoting vegetarian cuisine in your restaurant can make a positive impact on the environment, customer health, and even your bottom line. That’s why famous restaurateurs worldwide are backing the Meatless Mondays movement. more...


Product Development Trend Survey

To better understand what forces are driving the industry, Prepared Foods conducted its second annual “Foodservice Product Development Trends Survey,” with the goal of “examining the challenges and opportunities in product development to provide prepared foods to restaurants and institutions.” more...


Marketing Asian Fusion

The secret to success with Asian fusion is smart marketing in four steps. It starts with crafting a menu that maximizes the potential of this hot trend and then empowering your staff to sell it! more...


The Great Outdoors

It’s time to open up to the idea of outside dining, outdoor (and off-premise) events, food trucks, pop-up restaurants and more. It’s time to open your doors, expand your business model and let the profit flow in…more...

 

 

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