Foodservice News & Trends

Breaking news for the full foodservice equipment and supplies distribution channel. Includes information on dealers, distributors, design consultants and multi-unit operators spanning leadership changes, mergers and acquisitions, trends, data and much more.

National Restaurant Association and CIA Identify Top Culinary Trends for 2018

The National Restaurant Association’s What’s Hot 2018 Culinary Forecast features an emphasis on vegetable-forward and authentic cuisines. As part of the annual survey, done in conjunction with the American Culinary Federation, chefs predict food and beverage trends they anticipate seeing at restaurants in the coming year.

Future Foodservice Leaders

Kick off 2018 by meeting 18 professionals poised to take the foodservice industry to the next level.

Trend: Modern Middle Eastern Cuisine

Middle Eastern flavors and foods continue to trend, with chefs putting modern spins on the classics and chains beginning to make hummus bowls, falafel and pita sandwiches a mainstream favorite. The popularity of Middle Eastern cuisine falls on the heels of the very trendy Mediterranean cuisine movement, with its plant-based focus on fresh vegetables, healthy fats, beans and legumes as more consumers clean up their diets.