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Old-School Menu Items Enjoy Surge in Popularity.

February 26th, 2015

Retro foods make a menu comeback Comfort foods with an updated twist gain wide appeal Advertisement Everything from vintage cocktails to classic cars from earlier generations is hot once more. For Baby Boomers, there’s an element of nostalgia in retro […]

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How to Survive in the Restaurant Business

February 25th, 2015

Highlights Restaurants accounted for 772,000 jobs in New York, according to the National Restaurant Association A Cornell University study estimates 60 percent of independent restaurants fail in the first year A love for cooking may seem like the only prerequisite […]

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Citrus and Grapefruit Trend Upward

February 24th, 2015

While citrus is a year-round favorite, recent trend reports indicate the category of fruits that includes grapefruit, orange, and lemon is poised for a bigger 2015 than years past. Driving the renewed interest in citrus and grapefruit is consumers’ inclination […]

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Investors Wary of Turn in Chicken Cycle

February 19th, 2015

Investors Wary of Turn in Chicken Cycle Despite a solid earnings report from Pilgrim’s Pride and projections for an even stronger performance in 2015, investors are looking past the good times and bracing for a turn in the chicken market […]

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Restaurants Could See More Demand for Red Velvet Cake

February 18th, 2015

Restaurants Could See More Demand for Red Velvet Cake Now that food manufacturers are relying on red velvet cake to inject new life into their product lines, can restaurants be far behind? Red velvet Oreos […]

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Chains Vs. Independent Restaurants

February 17th, 2015

There are more differences between chain and independent restaurants than just unit count. And operators are trying to leverage them to have the best of both worlds. Asking how a chain and an independent restaurant […]

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Farm Sector Profitability Expected To Weaken in 2015

February 16th, 2015

Farm Sector Profitability Expected To Weaken in 2015 Net farm income is forecast to be $73.6 billion in 2015, down nearly 32 percent from 2014’s forecast of $108 billion. The 2015 forecast would be the lowest […]

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USDA Sees Roller Coaster Ride for Pork, Beef in 10-year forecast

February 13th, 2015

USDA Sees Roller Coaster Ride for Pork, Beef in 10-year forecast Lower feed costs are expected to lead to pork price declines over the next decade as beef prices initially rise and then fall as […]

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For Rockfish, a Tale of Recovery, Hidden on Menus

February 12th, 2015

A school of vermilion rockfish. After being depleted decades ago by overfishing, rockfish — a genus of more than 100 tasty species — have made a remarkable comeback. Donna Schroeder/From ‘Probably More Than You Want […]

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How Fish Could Change What It Means For Food To Be Organic

February 11th, 2015

How Fish Could Change What It Means For Food To Be Organic At Troutdale Farm in Missouri, farmhand Vince Orcutt pulls out rainbow trout ready to harvest. Kristofor Husted/Harvest Public Media When it comes to […]

A Simple Way to Maintain a Healthy Diet

February 10th, 2015

A Simple Way to Maintain a Healthy Diet According to Fruits and Veggies – More Matters, there are 6 ways fruits and veggies can help you maintain a healthy diet. If you’re just getting started […]

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Brisket Was Cheap and Delicious; Now It’s Expensive and You Have to Wait in Line

February 9th, 2015

Brisket Was Cheap and Delicious; Now It’s Expensive and You Have to Wait in Line Humble Cut of Beef’s Sudden Popularity Drives Up Prices, Upsetting Some Barbecue Traditionalists Brisket used to be a cheaper alternative […]

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Florida Strawberry Season Starts Strong

January 19th, 2015

Gregorio Cruz lifts a pallet of strawberries at Wish Farms packinghouse in Plant City on Monday. SALLY INCE | THE LEDGER The 2014-15 Florida strawberry season is shaping up as one of the best in […]

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Latest Restaurant Promotions Highlight Health, Not Calories

January 16th, 2015

One week into the New Year, restaurant chains know consumers have stuffed themselves silly with holiday indulgences for several weeks and are now looking to cut back. These days, however, low-calorie menus are standard year-round […]

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