Foodservice News & Trends

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Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen Gets Cookin’ Near the Smoky Mountains

Celebrity chef Paula Deen opened a new restaurant concept in the Smoky Mountains. Located on The Island in Pigeon Forge near Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Big Salad Takes Root at the University of Michigan Hospital Café

The Big Salad’s newest location at the University of Michigan (UM) Hospital Café on the Ann Arbor campus represents the blooming concept’s seventh unit system wide. Working with Aramark International, the hospital’s contract foodservice provider, The Big Salad currently operates a gourmet salad bar where customers can create their own salad. They have plans to open a freestanding counter service location to serve gourmet wraps and salads while also adding a selection of healthy fruit smoothies.