NRA Military Foundation Announces Awards
Each year the National Restaurant Association Military Foundation recognizes food industry professionals within the United States military. Recipients included select members of the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Air National Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S. Navy. Click here for more details.
Technomic, Inc. Releases Revised 2014 Info and 2015 Predictions
Prior to the National Restaurant Association Show, Technomic, Inc. released their predictions for 2015 in terms of sales and food prices. The foodservice research firm predicts a cut in this year’s sales growth. Click here for more details.
Dealer Attendance at NRA Increases
This month’s National Restaurant Association Show resulted in a significant increase in dealer attendance throughout the show floor, with a growth of 10.5% since 2011. Click here for more information.
Restaurants Experiment with New Flavors
Subway recently decided to begin offering hummus at all Subway locations. While the kitchens are still in experimental stages, corporate officials expect it to be increasingly popular among vegetarian customers in search of an alternative topping. Click here for more details.
McDonald’s also decided to spice things up a bit – literally. For years, this worldwide operation has been known for its irresistible french fries, but in Missouri and California locations, french fry fanatics may now purchase seasoning packets for their fries. Flavors include Garlic Parmesan, Zesty Ranch and Spicy Buffalo. Click here to learn more.
Red Lobster Chain Sells for $2.1 Billion
After considering a number of oppositions and offers, the seafood chain has finally sold to a private investment firm for $2.1 billion. Click here for more details.
Burger King Uses New Slogan
Out with the old, and in with the new. This popular fast food chain has kicked its 40 year old slogan to the curb, and released a new one with hopes to improve relations between employees and customers. Click here to learn more.
Consumers are Eating Healthier, says NRN
According to a recent analysis of dining and restaurant trends, there was a nine percent increase in healthy eating habits at restaurants over the past five years. The study, conducted by Nation’s Restaurant News, suggested that restaurant goers are beginning to visit a location specifically for a healthier, lighter dish. Click here for more details.