New Year, New Menu: Revisions for Your Guests’ Resolutions

New Year, New Menu: Revisions for Your Guests’ Resolutions

By Brian Murphy, Foodable Industry Expert

The change of the calendar year provides an opportunity for everyone to “start over” in some way, and your establishment is not excluded. Drastic changes at the start of the year may be a bit cliché, considering nearly half of the US population makes some sort of New Year’s resolution, but guests will be more receptive to menu changes — especially when they will be inundated with resolution-related media for weeks. 

According to Statistic Brain, only about 8 percent are successful in achieving their resolution. Don’t be a statistic. Make an effort to embrace rapidly changing customer demands in order to be a business that supports customers’ efforts in the new year.

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2016 James Beard Foundation Food Conference Takeaways

2016 James Beard Foundation Food Conference Takeaways

By Brian Murphy, Foodable Industry Expert

Each year, great minds gather to examine the food system in the United States and beyond. This year at the 2016 James Beard Foundation Food Conference, the lens used in that examination was “Now Trending: The Making of a Food Movement.”

People from a variety of food backgrounds took a few days to pause and understand what food trends exist, what movements are taking place, and considered what the next steps should be.  Speakers and attendees left with pages of notes and a deeper understanding of where we are with our food system. The James Beard Foundation took an inspired approach to the analysis at the 2016 JBF Food Conference, including speakers who ranged from fashion experts and trendologists to business strategists and leaders of movements in order to break down everything from consumer behavior to the issues that drive the food system.

Missed out on the conference? Have no fear — jot these takeaways down for some food for thought

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