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2012-05-21 23:02:13

Kids meals with toys are no longer the draw they once were for the restaurant industry´s youngest customers, according to The NPD Group, a leading market research company. NPD´s foodservice market research reports that restaurant visits that included an order for kids meals with a toy have been declining for the past several years. For year ending December 2011, restaurant visits that included a kids meal with a toy declined by 6 percent compared to the same period year ago. Chicago...

2012-05-10 06:23:13

CHICAGO, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennials are unique. They communicate differently, are self-expressive, confident, liberal, upbeat, and open to change. But marketing to them can be a challenge. This group (ages 19-34) has a distinct perspective on dining occasions, placing more value on attributes like social responsibility, sustainability, local, and organic, grass-fed, and hormone-free offerings. They foster emotional connections to brands and their loyalty stems beyond experience....

2012-05-07 06:27:15

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With Americans now spending 50% of their food dollars, and consuming the majority of their calories, at restaurants and other foodservice establishments, a new non-profit, non-governmental organization called the United States Healthful Food Council (USHFC) was launched this week to help consumers make better informed decisions on where to eat. USHFC will work to improve the health of Americans by providing incentives, programs and tools to the...

2012-05-01 06:22:00

WINCHESTER, Va., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP), the leader in solution-based commercial products, today announced the launch of the industry's first-ever BPA-Free commercial foodservice product line. RCP created the revolutionary product line in collaboration with Eastman Chemical Company using its Tritan((TM)) copolyester, a material free of Bisphenol A (BPA) that offers the highest quality, durability and clarity in the industry. (Photo:...

2012-04-24 10:23:09

CHICAGO, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Did you ever think the food on campus would weigh in on your decision of which university to attend? Well, it just might. University foodservice has moved far beyond the shudder-inducing cuisine of decades past. The range and quality of foods now offered at many US colleges and universities has created a greater degree of competition. According to recent Mintel research, 72% of college students who have dined on campus have done so at their...

2012-04-19 02:32:24

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- D&W Fine Pack LLC, a leader in the foodservice packaging industry and a portfolio company of Mid Oaks Investments LLC, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the equipment and inventory of Jet Plastica Industries. Jet Plastica manufactures plastic cutlery, straws, stirrers and meal kits for a broad array of leading foodservice customers. Serving the market for over 40 years, it operates two manufacturing facilities in Hatfield,...

2012-04-11 10:23:00

Winners to be revealed during NRA Show 2012's inaugural "Destination: Celebration" event CHICAGO, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An independent panel of judges has selected the finalists for the National Restaurant Association's inaugural Operator Innovations Awards. Three finalists in each of five categories - Sustainability, Technology, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, and Menu Development- will be brought to Chicago for the Association's 2012 Restaurant, Hotel-Motel...

2012-03-08 10:28:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Compass Group, the world's largest food and support services company, will eliminate all pork that comes from animals bred using gestation crates in its US supply chain by 2017. Compass Group runs dining operations at more than 10,000 schools, colleges and universities, corporations, hospitals and senior living centers, sports and entertainment venues and cultural institutions across the country, and purchases 38 million pounds of pork annually....

2012-01-18 14:00:00

Award by foodservice industry consultants adds to blender manufacturer´s accolades. Orem, Utah (PRWEB) January 18, 2012 Blendtec® has earned the prestigious 2011 Best-In-Class Award for beverage blenders, as voted by Foodservice Equipment & Supplies Magazine´s consultants survey. The October 2011 issue of Foodservice Equipment & Supplies Magazine listed the year´s top foodservice brands as determined by foodservice operators, dealers and consultants. FE&S...

2012-01-12 09:59:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/-- Luby's Culinary Services, the contract food service division of Luby's, Inc. (NYSE: LUB), is pleased to announce a partnership with MD Cress & Associates, a national healthcare advisory firm, to expand upon its footprint in the contract foodservice industry. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100817/DA51671LOGO-b) Luby's Culinary Services provides the ideal solution to give hospital food a healthy, tasty shot in the arm by...