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BRIGHT IDEAS FROM THE ORCHARD

BRIGHT IDEAS FROM THE ORCHARD

Consumers are always on the lookout for fresh flavors and with a global market providing year-round availability, citrus fruits have a huge potential to make a positive impact on your menu. While lemon, lime, and orange have long played a broad role in both food…

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Breakfast After Dark

Breakfast After Dark

The sun’s not up and breakfast is on the menu, but don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s morning. More and more, dishes traditionally thought of as breakfast foods are playing an increased role on menus at different dayparts, particularly dinner. In recent research…

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Grab-and-Go Gets the Morning Going

Grab-and-Go Gets the Morning Going

These days most mornings happen on the move so portable breakfasts continue to be a powerful draw for a wide range of consumers. From students to professionals to busy parents, a grab-and-go morning meal has moved from the exception to the rule, and this trend…

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Sharing is Caring

Sharing is Caring

Love is in the air and chocolate is on the mind as we pull into February, not only the month that Valentine’s Day calls home, but also National Chocolate Month, making this officially one of the best times of the year for chocolate lovers everywhere….

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New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

It’s a brand New Year, and at Krusteaz Professional®, we’ve made a few resolutions for the year starting with a resolution to make our cake mixes better than ever! First, we reformulated our mixes so that they’re made without partially hydrogenated oils or artificial colors….

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2017 Trend: Wake and Cake

2017 Trend: Wake and Cake

The New Year is just around the corner and so it’s time to start considering some of the exciting food trends that will shape the industry in the year to come. Last year we saw predicted trends like an increased focus on clean labels, sustainability,…

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Celebrate the Season’s Ingredients

Celebrate the Season’s Ingredients

The month that begins with Thanksgiving and ends with Christmas is an exciting time for foodservice operators. Customers are in a festive spirit and are on the hunt for more indulgence than perhaps at any other time of the year. They crave holiday classics and…

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Football Means Fall Flavors

Football Means Fall Flavors

It’s football season which means fall flavors are back in the playbook as operators look to stand out and take advantage of America’s uptick in restaurant ordering that comes with every kickoff. Food delivery company GrubHub Seamless tracks take out order statistics and reports that…

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It’s the Power of Protein from Krusteaz Professional®

It’s the Power of Protein from Krusteaz Professional<sup>®</sup>

More and more diners are making meal decisions based on health factors, and while healthy goals may vary from person to person, there are some common threads like eating well-balanced dishes at every meal of the day. Breakfast, in particular, is undergoing a healthy dining…

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TIME IS ON THEIR SIDE

TIME IS ON THEIR SIDE

With students poised to return to campus later this month it’s a great time to plan for the year to come and consider what sort of operational changes can benefit both you and your students. One of the most powerful trends that has continued to…

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SEA CHANGE IN SUMMER FLAVORS

SEA CHANGE IN SUMMER FLAVORS

Summer time and the living is easy. It’s a season when American consumers like to celebrate the best of American cuisine, whether in casual or refined environments. But this year there’s a new trend redefining summer favorites across menus this summer. From fast casual to…

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Celebrate Dads & Grads!

Celebrate Dads & Grads!

June is a month to celebrate with Father’s Day and loads of graduation business there for the taking, and nothing says celebration like offering up delicious cakes that help make an occasion special. While Father’s Day may account for just one day’s business, across the…

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IT’S BIG BRUNCH BUSINESS FOR MOTHER’S DAY

IT’S BIG BRUNCH BUSINESS FOR MOTHER’S DAY

Mom is #1, at least according to American dining trends. Recent data from the National Restaurant Association tells us that more than 80 million people will dine out to mark Mother’s Day this year, making it the biggest dining out occasion of the year, bigger…

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Biscuits are a Piping Hot Trend

Biscuits are a Piping Hot Trend

At Krusteaz Professional®, we believe in biscuits. Over the past year, we’ve taken notice as biscuits have come to dominate menus across dayparts as consumers are drawn to their homey, comforting taste and operators take advantage of their great versatility. Throughout the country small, independent…

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Quick Profits with Speed-Scratch Desserts

Quick Profits with Speed-Scratch Desserts

Research firm Technomic recently took a look back at 2015 and shared a few exciting findings about opportunities on the dessert menu. They found that 63% of consumers eat dessert at least once a week and, perhaps indicating why that number may seem at odds…

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Sweet Sales of Sweet Treats in the Month of Love

Sweet Sales of Sweet Treats in the Month of Love

National Chocolate Month and Valentine’s Day Make February a Chocolate Lover’s Delight The biggest chocolate lovers never need an excuse to eat their favorite sweet treat, but for the rest of us, February does everything it can to make this the biggest month of the…

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Take the Top Ten

Take the Top Ten

Shepherd’s Grain Baking Mixes Address Many of the NRA’s Top Food Trends for 2016 With the New Year comes a new round of trend predictions from research firms, publications, and industry leaders. More than ever before, trends in sustainability, locality, and environmental sensitivity are topping…

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It’s a Flurry of Cookies!

It’s a Flurry of Cookies!

It’s that magical time of year when the season really hits its stride and for customers both young and old thoughts turn to the sweetest ways to enjoy each holiday. Cookies are always a classic part of holiday celebrations and new research recently released by…

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Charting Pie

Charting Pie

Perfect for all seasons, pies are particularly at home during fall and winter celebrations At Krusteaz Professional®, we follow the latest food trends to help our customers stay on the cutting edge of consumer demands. But when you spend so much time looking at what…

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Think Quick: Biscuits Take Over the Sandwich Menu

Think Quick: Biscuits Take Over the Sandwich Menu

Once upon a time the humble biscuit, arguably the best-loved quick bread in America, was confined to the breakfast table with only an occasional afternoon cameo a brunch. Today however, biscuits are popping up all over leading menus and, in particular, are taking up residence…

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Big Trends for Back to School

Big Trends for Back to School

The 2015 academic year is underway, and as students are returning to campus dining facilities FoodService Director’s “2015 College and University Census” took a look back at numbers from the 2014 school year and forward towards the trends that will shape the year to come. Many…

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Taste of the Season: the Appeal of Limited-Time-Only Flavors

Taste of the Season: the Appeal of Limited-Time-Only Flavors

Recent research by Los Angeles-based consumer research company Instantly has shown that 20% of consumers frequently purchase Limited-Time-Only (LTO) flavored products and that for 60% of those who are often buying LTO products the primary motivation is trying something new. That’s a powerful flavor trend…

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NRA Show Wrap-Up: Three Key Trends

NRA Show Wrap-Up: Three Key Trends

Once again the annual National Restaurant Association Show was an incredible smorgasbord of intriguing innovations and delicious ideas. As the show wrapped up there we found a consensus over a few key ideas that are shaping up to be defining trends in the year to…

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Dessert Trends Heating Up for Summer

Dessert Trends Heating Up for Summer

Intriguing and unexpected flavors are set to turn up the heat on dessert this summer. From petite sizes to big flavors, diners are in for a surprise as savory flavors, smoked ingredients, and bite-sized desserts take menus by storm. Where there’s smoke… After last summer’s…

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