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jCarbonara
Joe Carbonara

Double Dose of Disruption

Business leaders often look over their shoulders trying to find the next disruptive player or event that will shake up their organizations. Well, in a matter of weeks spanning August to the beginning of September, the foodservice industry got a double dose of disruption.

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jMartinez
Juan Martinez

Electronic Ordering Insights

Kiosk ordering seems all the rage in today’s foodservice industry. While the process seems simple and intuitive for many consumers, implementation is another story. 

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jStiegler
Jerry Stiegler

Retail Sales Up, Panda Restaurant Group Invests in Urbane Cafe, Pizza Hut Develops New Oven-Hot Delivery System, and More

Total retail sales rose in September, as did restaurant sales, per the U.S. Census Bureau. Pizza Hut has developed an improved pouch for delivery orders. Urbane Cafe has received a strategic investment from the founders of the Panda Restaurant Group. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.

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13 Trends and Issues to Watch in 2013

Trends come and go. That's why they're called trends. But some stick around for longer periods of time, having greater impact on the foodservice industry. We've identified some of those stronger trends that picked up steam in 2012 and seem to be headed for greater impact in 2013. Take a look.

1. Back to the Bar: The Continued Emergence of Restolounges

2. Farm-To-Glass Cocktails and Sharable Plates

3. Sous Vide

4. Better-for-You Food and Food for Special Diets

5. Genetically Modified Organisms

6. School Foodservice Changes

7. Reducing Water Footprints

8. Food Trucks

9. Franchising at Home and Abroad

10. Generational Shifts

11. Uber Local

12. Mobile Apps and Tablet Tech

13. Fast Fine

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