Burger King rolled out the Egg-Normous breakfast burrito at US restaurants Tuesday, the chain's latest salvo in the growing breakfast battle kicked off when McDonald's launched its all-day breakfast menu last fall. Burger King's breakfast is still limited to morning hours, but the chain has tweaked the menu, getting rid of slow sellers and adding new items such as the burrito and a breakfast hoagie.
The fresh foods category is expected to continue to grow over the next year, as shopper demand drives retailers to expand their fresh offerings, bring new categories into the fresh mix and give more store space to fresh foods, David Orgel writes. Research has shown that over the next 12 months, retailers will expand their successful fresh programs to more stores, dedicate more space to natural and organic items, improve their fresh operations and add more in-store services for fresh foods.
The Fresh Market will exit Texas, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas and close all 13 stores in the states, as part of an effort to put more resources toward the retailer's remaining stores and planned new locations, the company said Tuesday. "This shift also allows us to focus our energy and resources on the growth of our remaining stores, as well as new stores we have planned in the future," President and CEO Rick Anicetti said.
Keeping a food journal can help people eat a better quality diet, and studies show it also can aid weight loss, writes registered dietitian Kitty Broihier. Many people use apps that can track food intake and assess nutrition, but Broihier writes that old-fashioned paper journals still can be useful, especially for logging simple things such as water intake.
Beyonce has invested in WTRMLM WTR, brand parent World Waters announced Tuesday. The singer will contribute to the brand's development strategies but will not appear in its advertising. "She's really in it from the perspective of making an investment and being in entrepreneurship and in the company, rather than it be more of a traditional celebrity 'endorsement/investment,'" said Jody Levy, WTRMLN WTR co-founder.
Modern stand mixers allow for an update to the traditional angel food cake recipe, writes CIA-trained pastry chef Stella Parks. Powerful stand mixers can beat cold egg whites and sugar into a simple, stable meringue that's much easier to create than the delicate French meringue called for in traditional recipes.
E-commerce and mobile technology are the tools most associated with giving consumers seamless restaurant and retail experiences, but other cutting-edge tools play a growing role. Cognitive computing allows for a more personalized experience, virtual reality expands the boundaries of experience, and a new generation of robots are engaging consumers.
McDonald's is testing Gilroy Garlic Fries at four San Francisco-area restaurants, with plans to roll them out to as many as 250 locations in late summer, the company said Tuesday. Named for the garlic-growing town of Gilroy, Calif., the french fries are tossed with garlic, olive oil, Parmesan cheese and salt.
Wild caught Pacific salmon can be pricey, but its texture and vivid color justify the cost. To make the most of the fish's sweet, mild flavor it is best to cook gently just until done. A savory whipped cream or other delicate sauce won't obscure the salmon's flavor.
Women in the foodservice business can take steps to be ready when new career opportunities arise and stay vigilant to ensure work/life balance, said panelists at the Women Chefs and Restaurateurs conference. "I would tell myself to slow down and savor every moment of the journey, instead of always moving on to the next thing," said Blau + Associates CEO Elizabeth Blau.
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