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Ben E. Keith opens DC in Alabama

- General News
On January 10, Ben E. Keith Foods - Southeast Division, shipped the first orders from its newest foodservice distribution center in New Brockton, AL. The new facility will service Eastern Mississippi, Western Georgia, the Florida Panhandle, and all of Alabama.

Casual dining chain launches small, to-go format

- General News
TGI Fridays plans to open a 2,500-square-foot to-go and delivery concept as a way to adapt to consumer dining habits due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Top 5 Food Trends for 2022

- Produce with Pamela
What do “real” people eat? What food trends are evolving to solve pain points for consumers?

Survey finds permanently altered consumer-restaurant relationships

- General News
The pandemic has permanently altered the consumer-restaurant relationship with operators investing in technology and real estate to align with changing consumer preferences, according to the 2021 Restaurant Franchise Pulse survey, conducted by TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank.

Fast food, past, present, and future

- Analysis
I remain convinced that there is a real future for a vegetarian fast-food chain that would highlight produce far more than the burger and chicken joints.

Markon reinvests in its people during pandemic

- General News
After nearly two years of weathering the effects of COVID-19 in the foodservice industry, Markon has recommitted leadership in culinary innovation, inspiration, and creativity for everything produce, all backed by outstanding food safety and high-quality products.

Darden Restaurants names new CEO

- General News
Darden Restaurants, Inc. announced today that Eugene (Gene) I. Lee, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will retire as CEO effective May 29, 2022.

The Giant Co. partners with restaurant group for co-branded locations

- Retail
This introduction of the Saladworks and Frutta Bowls co-branded model is part of WOWorks store-within-a-store growth strategy focused on opening multiple restaurant brands together in non-traditional locations.

Vegetables feature in Chartwells K12 Top 10 kids food trends for 2022

- General News
Today, culinary experts and registered dietitians from Chartwells K12, a company that creates custom dining programs for 4,500 schools across the country, unveiled the top 10 food trends for kids and their families in 2022.

Impossible burger leads Grubhub’s 2021 food trends

- General News
2020 was the year of comfort foods, and 2019 was full of vegetarian-friendly orders, and 2021 gave us a mix of both! The Impossible cheeseburger rose to prominence, increasing 442% in popularity, providing diners with a healthier version of an iconic food staple.