FoodLogiQ's Top 5 Blog Posts of 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, here's a look back at FoodLogiQ's top 5, most viewed blog posts from this year. Whether it was DNA testing on hot dogs or compliance with the new Food Safety Modernization Act rulings, here they are in case you missed them...  

Top 2016 Foodservice Trends Roundup: What's Up?

 

Uber-delivered gourmet at your doorstep, a continued focus on hyper-local food sourcing, the emergence of a new segment called "Food Halls" and retailers tapping into "dwell time" to increase food sales -- just a few of the trends that will shake up the foodservice industry in 2016. 

Unit growth & technology drive restaurant optimism in 2016

Restaurant executives are highly optimistic about their growth projections for 2016 thanks to planned new unit development, same-store sales improvement and investments in technology, according to the first-ever restaurant company survey from accounting consulting firm RSM International. 

According to Nation's Restaurant News, the survey targeted executives from smaller concepts in the hopes of getting more growth-focused chains. Over 75 percent of the companies represented have fewer than 25 units. 

2015: The Year of the Clean Menu

Restaurant operators across the industry made 2015 the Year of the Clean Menu with many chains across the fast casual and quick-serve segments working to  continue industry efforts to clean up the foods they serve. Driven by consumer demand for food transparency and fresh ingredients, many operators over the last year have made movements or commitments to cleaning up their supply chain - and offering their consumers healthier and more socially responsible ingredients.  From committing to cage-free eggs to phasing out additives and antibiotics, here are just a few of the highlights of movement to clean up menu offerings in 2015: 

GMA Answers Call For Consumer Information with SmartLabel Initiative

The food industry announced a new initiative this week that continues to answer the consumer's increasing call for greater transparency in the food supply chain. The SmartLabel transparency initiative will enable consumers to get added information about thousands of products by scanning a QR code on packaging or accessing an online landing page with information about ingredients and other product attributes such as allergens, third-party certifications and social compliance programs.