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Burger trends: Balance between meat and not, daring and classic
Burger trends: Balance between meat and not, daring and classic

From innovative sauces and high-end meats and cheeses to innovative replacements for the traditional bun, Datassential takes a look at the the biggest opportunities for growth in the ever-successful category.

Community connections help independent restaurants stay afloat amid pandemic
Community connections help independent restaurants stay afloat amid pandemic

Rather than set unrealistic goals of returning to business as usual, restaurateurs would be wise to focus on making off-premises sales a sustainable part of their business for the foreseeable future, a panel of independent restaurant operators said.

Top restaurant packaging trends for 2021
Top restaurant packaging trends for 2021

Packaging that prioritizes food safety and sustainability is set to succeed in the restaurant industry this year.

Increased demand for off-premises ushers in new era of restaurant design
Increased demand for off-premises ushers in new era of restaurant design

Restaurants are responding to growing takeout sales with new store designs that put off-premises front and center.

Why quickserves had an edge in the year of off-premises dining
Why quickserves had an edge in the year of off-premises dining

The pandemic put a focus on already growing quickserve drive-thru operations.

Resilient restaurateurs press on with new eateries optimized for uncertain times
Resilient restaurateurs press on with new eateries optimized for uncertain times

Despite mounting challenges and uncertainties caused by the pandemic, some restaurateurs are persevering and launching new eateries tailored to the times.

Restaurants encourage employees, customers to vote and make plans to feed people at the polls
Restaurants encourage employees, customers to vote and make plans to feed people at the polls

Election Day is quickly approaching, and restaurants are participating in initiatives to encourage people to cast their ballots and help provide food for voters waiting in long lines.

California’s wine industry weathers a record wildfire season
California’s wine industry weathers a record wildfire season

California's wine industry faced a double whammy in 2020 as a record wildfire season hit amid the pandemic.

How food halls are equipped to weather COVID-19
How food halls are equipped to weather COVID-19

As the foodservice and hospitality industries begin reopening, food halls are demonstrating how they will survive the coronavirus pandemic.

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