August 2, 2019

As consumers shy away from sugary drinks, forward looking operators are offering fresh, house-made drinks to capitalize on the movement. 

Lemonades & Limeades:

Lemonade is menued on 63% of restaurants. Limeade is menued at 2.7% of restaurants, although has seen significa...

June 25, 2019

What is sweet, savory, spicy and is guaranteed to get you through the summer?

A Mangonada of course! Known for its tangy flavor and bold colors, this traditional Mexican treat is quickly gaining popularity across the United States. It only requires a few ingredients, ma...

May 29, 2019

The Rise of Biscuits

Biscuit serves as the perfect vehicle for sweet and savory concepts. Rise Southern Biscuits and Righteous Chicken has an entire section of their menu dedicated to savory biscuit concepts.  On the opposite end of the spectrum, KFC just launched their...

February 28, 2019

The most famous Mardi Gras celebration is held in the Big Easy but operators everywhere can partake in the festivities. Not to mention, it’s the perfect excuse to have a party mid-week!  

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February 22, 2019

Lyons Loves Local

Settled between the Sierra Nevada Mountain to the east and the Coast Range to the west, is the fruitful earth of the San Joaquin Valley. Rich soil, vast amounts of sunshine and ideal weather conditions is a trifecta of perfection for the agriculture. P...

January 19, 2019

This season, hot cocoa is not just a beverage, it’s a flavor! From donuts and cinnamon rolls to even beer, this flavor is everywhere.  For the past several seasons, Pumpkin Spice has reigned as the preferred flavor but recent Google searches show a spike in searches fo...

January 2, 2019

Global Flavors are Thriving

Consumers are turning to food and beverage to connect with new cultures and experience new flavors. As the multicultural population continues to increase in the United States, more consumers are willing to try flavors that were once considere...

December 11, 2018

Happy National Maple Syrup Day!

Maple is moving from the morning hours and making its way to all-day parts. Operators are pushing maple beyond traditional breakfast dishes and experimenting with it in non-alcoholic beverages, cocktails and savory concepts. Mentions of m...

September 18, 2018

Saturday, September 22 is the first day of fall!

Leverage the better beverage trend all year-round by incorporating seasonal flavors and ingredients. As consumers look for elevated beverage experiences, the change in seasons provides operators the perfect opportunity to...

August 20, 2018

On August 20, we celebrate YOU bacon lovers and all the things you love about bacon! Whether you love it for the sweet sound of the sizzle, the heavenly smell, the out-of-this world taste, or maybe all three, we’re with you!

That’s Too Much Bacon – Said No One Ever

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