Move over hot dogs and pretzels, the new wave of American street and grill foods reflect an international culinary experience

Move over hot dogs and pretzels, the new wave of American street and grill foods reflect an international culinary experience

It wasn’t that long ago when street foods would too often bring to mind, for many American, ambivalent associations with foreign and “underdeveloped” countries, along with trepidations about cooking hygiene and food safety.

Sure, nothing could be more American than street, fair, and festival foods such as pizza, hot dogs and corn dogs, soft pretzels, ice cream and snow cones and cotton candy. And there was even occasion for more pronouncedly ethnic or regional options. Ordinarily speaking, non...


In limited-service, foodservice operators take winning strategies to up their breakfast game

In limited-service, foodservice operators take winning strategies to up their breakfast game

Old news: Breakfast is a big opportunity for foodservice

The real scoop: Breakfast consumer decisions are fluid and the space is highly competitive, so act now

The quick-service breakfast game is getting a lot of conversation in the media currently. There is renewed interest in capturing business during a very rushed part of the day.

Breakfast as a business has untapped opportunities. While 10% of consumers were reported by research firm NPD to skip breakfast back in 2011, today 63% of Ame...


Worldly snack tracking: Brazilian brigadeiros

Worldly snack tracking: Brazilian brigadeiros

Move over Parisian macarons and Pennsylvania Amish whoppie pies: Brazil’s beloved brigadeiro (pronounced bree-gah-day-ro) may be next in line as America’s latest sweet snack trend. A traditional treat at Brazilian social events, this humble confection is made with chocolate, condensed milk and butter that are slowly cooked down to a smooth, creamy consistency. Once cool, the chocolate is scooped into rounds and rolled in toppings such as chocolate or multi-colored sprinkles, nuts or coconut. Bri...