Restaurant and Foodservice: SmartBrief Originals
(The Proud Bird)
(The Proud Bird)

Food halls are continuing to trend across the country in cities small and large, popping up in anywhere from old bread factories to the long-vacant open markets of yesteryear.

Restaurants large and small are updating their operations to incorporate sustainability practices.

Plant-based meat, cold coffee and savory uses for yogurt were hot at National Restaurant Show
Plant-based meat, cold coffee and savory uses for yogurt were hot at National Restaurant Show

Plant-based meat, new takes on cold coffee and culinary uses for yogurt were three of the top trends at this year's National Restaurant Association Show.

casual dining
casual dining

Turning the spotlight to casual dining and how the segment is adapting to evolving consumer expectations.

Cutting-edge tech emphasizes convenience, customer service
Cutting-edge tech emphasizes convenience, customer service

Emerging technologies such as facial recognition and robotics can help streamline operations and enhance the guest experience, panelists said during a session at The National Restaurant Association Show.

Independent eateries play to their strengths with service, unique concepts.
Independent eateries play to their strengths with service, unique concepts.

Independent eateries play to their strengths with service, unique concepts.

MyMenu helps eateries offer personalized nutrition info
MyMenu helps eateries offer personalized nutrition info

A new platform from restaurant nutrition company Healthy Dining aims to help restaurant brands offer personalized nutrition information that lets customers select their meal based on dietary goals and restrictions.

Hunger for Latin cuisine brings more Latin ingredients to the US market
Hunger for Latin cuisine brings more Latin ingredients to the US market

The rising popularity of Latin American cuisine in the US is raising the profile of Latin ingredients, and making them easier for chefs and consumers to obtain.

How to know when it’s time for a restaurant to add more locations
How to know when it’s time for a restaurant to add more locations

Restaurateurs should ensure their processes are firmly in place before expanding to a second site.

Robots could improve the restaurant experience for staff, diners
Robots could improve the restaurant experience for staff, diners

Robots designed to help in both the front and back of the house can allow staffers to shift their focus to the customer experience, and create opportunities to learn new skills.