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Tacos: A Hotbed of Innovation in QSR

Latin America has made an indelible imprint on the U.S. dining scene, and especially within quick service and fast casual. The street foods of Mexico, Central America, and South...  more »

Innovation: What's Driving Today's Food-Truck Movement

When the food-truck trend raced out of the gates back in 2010 and 2011, several factors contributed to its success. One was the trendiness; customers nationwide were clamoring for...  more »

Afters Ice Cream Brings Famous Milky Bun to Sherman Oaks

The grand opening festivities will start at 8 p.m. as the Instagram-famous ice cream store, popularized by its unique and colorful handcrafted ice cream and signature Milky Bun...  more »

01/31/2018

Good Libations

Tags: Coffee, coffee, coffeeSource: QSR Magazine

3 Trend-Setting Coffee Drinks from Operators

Werewolf Coffee's Charcoal Latte "Our most popular drink by far is the Charcoal Latte. We were one of the first cafes to bring it to Chicago. We pair food-grade activated charcoal...  more »

12/01/2017

Beyond the Plate

Tags: SnacksSource: QSR Magazine

3 Ethnic Cuisines Perfect for the Snacking Craze

Three years ago in this very space, when we last discussed snacking, I talked about the globalization of snacksthe increasing tendency of consumer packaged goods (cpg) companies,...  more »

12 Mobile Food Trends for the Future

Food trucks were uber-popular four or five years ago, but, like most trends, consumer attention toward trucks gradually waned.That's not to say food trucks stopped being popular;...  more »

Fast Casual's World of Flavor

Humanely raised flank steak with a house-made au jus. Wood-fired, milk-braised pork with an herb sauce and Meyer lemon chutney. Chicken tikka masala slow-cooked in tomato,...  more »

Fast Food Restaurant Chains Promote Brands to Hispanic Customers

A teenage boy lounges on a couch with Jack in Box-the puppet-like mascot for the San Diego, California-based chain. They talk about what dinosaurs they'd like to be while promoting...  more »

Fitting Finale

Desserts have been part of the limited-service restaurant landscape for decades. Whether it's cookies, cakes, pies, ice cream, or other goodies, consumers continue to seek these...  more »

No Hangover in Sight

When news that more quick-serve and fast-casual restaurants were experimenting with alcohol beverage service emerged in the last decade, many operators and experts followed it with...  more »

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