Jackfruit, Kids’ Menus and Dog Park Restaurants

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We’re getting ready to head to Las Vegas for Pizza Expo, but we wanted to get this foodservice news roundup out the door so you can keep up to speed with the latest concepts and opportunities in the restaurant world.

The meaty life of a jackfruit

Plant-based eating shows no sign of slowing down, and many restaurants are turning to jackfruit as a pulled pork substitute. Yes, this big, crazy looking fruit makes for a great shredded meat alternative. Foodservice News has the complete story.

10 groundbreaking concepts

Is there still innovation to be found in restaurant concepts. This Restaurant Business slideshow definitely proves there is. Our favorite: Vicia in St. Louis where lunch skews casual and night brings a more upscale service.

How to update the kids’ menu with current foodservice trends

Kids menus don’t have to consist of chicken tenders and grilled cheese sandwiches. Parents are looking for healthier fare and kids are more adventurous than ever before. Learn how to enhance your kids menu in this article.

Dog park restaurants tap into $64 billion pet industry

We’re dog lovers at LloydPans, and we love that more and more restaurants are welcoming to our favorite four-legged family members. As the pet industry continues to boom, so do restaurateurs seeking to capitalize on people that want to eat with their pets. Read more at Restaurant Hospitality.

Why did sales slow at fast-food burger chains?

Are Americans’ eating habits causing burger chains like McDonald’s and Burger King to lose sales to Taco Bell and Chick-fil-A? This OpEd from Restaurant Business posits so.

 

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