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Three trop protein trends for product development in cpg, restaurants
Digital ordering for restaurants via LevelUp and MonkeyMedia

Digital ordering served up restaurant-style by LevelUp, MonkeyMedia partnership

Now, brands that operate on MONKEYTM can offer mobile ordering for takeout, delivery, and catering to their guests through LevelUp Broadcast, an extensive partner network of digital channels. This strategic integration will provide MonkeyMedia Software's network of more than 8,000 restaurants with access to an ever-increasing population of mobile users who order ahead for takeout, delivery and catering.

Revel Systems Ipad POS: Eatery Pulse, courtesy Revel

Revel Systems continues to grow on the wings of mobile point-of-sale popularity

Revel Systems, an iPad-based point-of-sale (POS) system company, has seen strong growth due to the growing popularity of mobile POS. As part of an array of advanced solutions, mobile POS is helping restaurateurs access added benefits, including back-of-house integration, a marketing platform and enabling more options for engaging customers.

DC restaurants adopt gluten-free trend, photo credit jo sonn

D.C. restaurants adopt the gluten-free trend

Gluten-free (GF) foods, typically consumed by those with celiac disease, wheat allergies, and gluten sensitivity, have seen a 36 percent sales growth rate from 2010-2015, according to Packaged Facts. Entirely devoted to GF treats, Virginia-based Happy Tart bakery has locations in Alexandria, Falls Church, and Del Ray (currently under renovation). Cakes, crepes, cookies, cupcakes, macarons, and fresh bread.

What global flavors are ternding, photo credit Peter Hershey

What are the next top global flavors for restaurants to tap?

"Thai, Indian, Korean and North African Influences are hot right now and are breaking through into foodservice in the form of sauces, spirces and proteins," she says...Technomic, a Chicago-based foodservice research film and consultancy, has also presented Southeast Asia as a source of flavor trends.

L.E.K. released a report on foodservice operator challenges

National Restaurant Association launches Benefit Trust Health Plan

“Restaurant employees are our greatest asset and we want to ensure that they receive the best health care available. This is why the Restaurant & Hospitality Association Benefit Trust, has been specifically designed to assist our smaller members with employee retention. This innovative approach...CEO of the National Restaurant Association

Opportunities in food and cuisine, photo credit: Abigail Lynn

Food industry finds growing impact from cannabis food and cuisine

Restaurants too can be expected to get involved in this trend by incorporating cannabis into dishes and offering unique private “tasting experiences” for those who wish to further refine their palate.... “2018 Food Trends That Matter” in December which featured cannabis as one of the nine published. According to Nielsen, one trend is that edible cannabis products have already evolved from the traditional offering of brownies and “cannabutter” into cold brew coffees, sodas, puddings, granola, and even olive oil.

Food industry sees growing impact from Cannabis cuisine

Food industry finds growing impact from cannabis food, cuisine

Restaurants too can be expected to get involved in this trend by incorporating cannabis into dishes and offering unique private “tasting experiences” for those who wish to further refine their palate.... “2018 Food Trends That Matter” in December which featured cannabis as one of the nine published. According to Nielsen, one trend is that edible cannabis products have already evolved from the traditional offering of brownies and “cannabutter” into cold brew coffees, sodas, puddings, granola, and even olive oil.

Sweetgreen winter bowls, photo credit: Sweetgreen

The feel-good food megatrend continues to gain momentum

The feel-good food movement is gaining overwhelming traction and it has permeated the national conversation about eating and dining...respondents primarily identified healthy food as that which has healthy components or is clean label (“free from”). Nearly 30 percent categorized healthy food as having healthy components or nutrients, ranking that as the #1 definition. Almost 15 percent indicated food that is free from “artificial ingredients

Other Side of the Pillow mocktail - Eatery Pulse News, photo credit Kimpton

Three beverage trends to watch in 2018

Three of the most exciting new healthy beverage trends for 2018...Healthier ingredients in drinks, juices, shakes, and smoothies...already enjoying massive popularity due to testimonials from health food advocates and social media influencers, juices and smoothies are the rage.

Cava Rapidly Rising - Chain Expansion

Fast-casual Cava rapidly rising

For Cava, 2017 was particularly sweet as its management team won the 2017 Restaurateur of the Year Award at the RAMMYS Gala...Cava opened three additional locations in Union Market, D.C., the Upper Rock area of Rockville, Md. and Rye Ridge, N.J.