Foodservice Issues

Spotlights the challenges and opportunities that impact the application of foodservice equipment and supplies in the real world including green and energy efficiency concerns, foodservice equipment concerns, the impact of technology on foodservice, and the state of the foodservice economy.

2015 Equipment and Supplies Industry Forecast: Balancing the Salty with the Sweet

Cautious consumers and mixed economic indicators combined with the impact of a harsh winter will result in the foodservice industry experiencing a moderate 2014 but point to a somewhat promising 2015.

The Fresh Face of Corporate Dining

B&I innovators break the mold with dynamic new on-trend, on-site options.

A Journey Into Contemporary Food and Education at The Field Museum

Chicago's Field Museum expands visitors' visions of civilizations and conservation at The Field Bistro, The Bistro Bar and Explorer Café.

The Serious Business of Food Allergies

Many foodservice establishments have a food allergy accommodation program but taking the time to communicate that plan to and train employees on it remains important. 

Snack Items Gaining Share of Plate During Meal Times

Millennials and Gen Zers driving changes in dining habits.

Designing Menus for Millennials

Wendy Dimitri knows how to develop and design menus. 

Designing for Multiple Generations

Foodservice designers have it tough these days. Not only have they had to cater to the largest group of restaurant diners ever, Baby Boomers, they now need to design for the next, even larger generations of customers: Millennials and the up-and-coming group of diners, Gen Zers (21 years old and younger).

Food Delivery on Wheels Takes the Fast Lane

Food trucks remain a popular trend in the commercial foodservice space. Here are two examples of on-site operators leveraging food truck technology to provide meals during a dining hall renovation and feed children in need during the summer months.

Menu Rationalization: How to Know What to Keep, What to Lose

Given that narrowing profit margins and rising food costs are part of the norm these days, deciding what should stay, go or show up on menus has become an even more complex task.

Exploring Foodservice Expectations by Generation

Technomic’s Generational Consumer Trend Report released.

Preventing Fires through Service and Cleanliness

Proper servicing of foodservice equipment is an often-overlooked aspect of restaurant fire prevention. In this article, a veteran service agent explores some key cooking equipment-related areas foodservice operators should address to reduce the likelihood of a fire.