The table tablet company Ziosk has proudly announced its technology can now be found in restaurants in all 50 states. The tablets help consumers control their dining experience as well as increase efficiency for restaurants and provide advertisement opportunities.

Tablets are changing the way ordering is done as consumers get more comfortable with and embrace technology.

Read the full article here: Ziosk tabletop ordering kiosks expand nationwide
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With more American consumers trying to eat healthy, restaurants are busy trying to cater to different definitions of the word.

For some people, eating healthy means knowing where their food comes from and what the ingredients are, and others are looking for positive attributes, like power and vitality. Consumers are becoming more informed and looking for natural, unprocessed food.

Read the full article here: Restaurants respond to diverse definitions of ‘healthful’
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If you’re interested in joining the food service industry and have a concept or plan for your own restaurant, check this out!

The Marriott Irvine Hotel in Irvine, California has introduced a project called “CANVAS,” a concept lab that provides the opportunity for entrepreneurs in food service to test their ideas.

Unfortunately candidates are no longer being accepted for the program, but it’s worth keeping an eye on. If the program is successful it’s likely to continue!

Read the full article here: Culinary Incubator Allows Lucky Chefs to Test Drive Their Own Restaurant Concepts
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Fast food restaurants are in constant competition with each other over factors like speed and price, using special promotions to generate interest (McRib, anyone?). Recently they’ve been focusing on three key products: chicken nuggets, coffee, and breakfast sandwiches.

Burger King recently came out with a super cheap chicken nugget offer to rival McDonalds, while coffee promotions are hot at both fast food stops and convenience stores. Taco Bell launched a breakfast menu last year, and many others have followed suit.

Read the full article here: Fast Food Is Going to War Over These Three Menu Items
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