Domino's Pizza plans to add 9,700 more units by 2025, an increase of about 60% over its current roster of 15,300 global locations, the company said during its Investor Relations Day. The chain will continue its tech innovation and focus the bulk of its growth on international markets.
Korean staples such as kimchi and gochujang are showing up on more US menus. Arizona-based chain Kona Grill recently added Korean-inspired dishes to the menu, including a spicy flatbread topped with beef bulgogi; and The Cheesecake Factory has introduced an option it calls Korean Fried Cauliflower.
News that two private-equity firms will pay $700 million to acquire P.F. Chang's ranked among the top 10 most-read food-and-beverage stories this week, along with a tale of trendy CBD-infused food and drink. New product categories at Bob's Red Mill and Bush's topped this list.
Restaurant Business named Greg Creed 2019 Restaurant Leader of the Year for his efforts leading innovation and growth as CEO of Yum Brands. The parent of Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC now boasts more than 46,000 locations worldwide.
Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels increased when people ate more calories from fat at night, according to a study in Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases. Shifting night-time calorie intake to morning or noon, and night-time fat calorie consumption to noon or evening lowered LDL levels.
Sustained interest in global foods and inventive takes on classic dishes have set the stage for a range of creative rice dishes. Chefs are experimenting with rice as the base for dishes from breakfast bowls to snack foods, such as the fried rice tots made with jasmine rice and togarashi at St. Louis' Guerrilla Street Food.
Roasting plantains like potatoes creates a homey comfort food that can be topped with a range of condiments and sauces. Ripe plantains can be cooked inside their thick skins, which can be peeled back once the flesh is soft.
Asian beers tend to make smooth-drinking meal accompaniments, and more restaurants offering Asian fare are providing them on tap to fill that role. "A lager blends well with all of it, whether it's something delicate like sushi or spicy like Mongolian beef," says Mary Melton, beverage director for P.F. Chang's.
Substituting maple sugar for white sugar when making angel food cake results in a flavorful cake that pairs well with morning foods like citrus, yogurt, coffee and black tea, Stella Parks writes. To create a mixture that is unlikely to collapse as it bakes, the key is to whip up egg whites and sugar together from the start for a relatively dense meringue.
Old wines aren't necessarily worth a lot for resale based purely on age, but determining the exact value can take a bit of work, Lettie Teague writes. Even if the wine is a highly sought-after one, it needs to have been stored carefully and have questions of authenticity answered, she writes.
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