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Tricia Contreras

Tricia Contreras edits food and beverage newsletters and writes about news and trends in foodservice, grocery and the culinary world for SmartBrief.com

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Resilience, innovation will help the restaurant industry rebuild
Resilience, innovation will help the restaurant industry rebuild

New technologies and the resilient spirit at the heart of the foodservice industry will help restaurants bounce back, The National Restaurant Association’s Tom Bené said during a virtual conference session.

Restaurant reopenings require balance between reassuring diners, reinforcing rules
Restaurant reopenings require balance between reassuring diners, reinforcing rules

Diners in many cities where eateries are reopening indoor and outdoor dining areas have flouted rules about social distancing and face coverings, despite restaurants’ efforts to enforce them.

Familiar formats can boost appeal of plant-forward meals
Familiar formats can boost appeal of plant-forward meals

Using familiar ingredients, rather than processed meat alternatives, can help restaurants appeal to vegans, meat-eaters and everyone in between, researchers and chefs said during The Culinary Institute of America’s Global Plant-Forward Culinary Summit.

Top 10: Wegmans to move ahead with 3 new stores, Starbucks speeds up drive-thru plan
Top 10: Wegmans to move ahead with 3 new stores, Starbucks speeds up drive-thru plan

News about how companies are coping during the pandemic and how their post-pandemic plans are coming together were among this week’s most-read stories.

Top 10: Restaurants start reopening, Mars develops chocolate that can take the heat
Top 10: Restaurants start reopening, Mars develops chocolate that can take the heat

Restaurants' reopening plans, a change to the terms of the Paycheck Protection Program and the James Beard Award finalists were among this week's top stories.

Restaurants get creative with off-premises dining to create a sense of place
Restaurants get creative with off-premises dining to create a sense of place

With dining rooms temporarily shut down by the coronavirus pandemic, many restaurants are putting more thought into the food they offer for off-premises dining.

How restaurants are reacting to the coronavirus outbreak
How restaurants are reacting to the coronavirus outbreak

As the coronavirus epidemic continues to spread, restaurants are taking extra precautions to protect their staff and customers.

Sous vide finds mainstream success in foodservice, consumer kitchens
Sous vide finds mainstream success in foodservice, consumer kitchens

Rising demand for convenient meals is feeding the popularity of sous vide among restaurant operators and home cooks.

Reset the Table initiative aims to advance gender equality in the foodservice industry
Reset the Table initiative aims to advance gender equality in the foodservice industry

The Food Group created the initiative to level the playing field for women in foodservice.

Top 10: M&M’s new look, Lucky’s Market store closures and top cookbooks for 2020
Top 10: M&M’s new look, Lucky’s Market store closures and top cookbooks for 2020

Product launches and revamps from M&M, Jelly Belly and Pepperidge Farm were among this week's top stories.

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