Restaurant F&B News and Trends

Restaurant news and trends for all things food and beverage—what’s smokin’, what’s sweet, what’s most successful. From the hottest ingredients to the newest techniques, gourmet foods to easy dishes—FSR is serving up features with ideas and insights to keep your menus fresh.


First Watch Increases Support of No Kid Hungry Initiative with Fall Menu Launch

First Watch, a breakfast, brunch, and lunch concept, announced that in conjunction with Monday’s seasonal menu launch, the award-winning eatery will be donating 10 cents to Share Our Strength

Buxton Hall Barbecue Opens in Asheville’s South Slope

Buxton Hall Barbecue opened its doors on August 28, offering wood-smoked whole-hog barbecue.

Sunday Brunch Arrives at The Duck Inn

Beginning August 30, Chef Kevin Hickey and Rockit Ranch Productions launched brunch at The Duck Inn.

Rich Labriola Set to Unveil Pizza Barra Concept in Illinois

Pizza Barra, located at 3011 Butterfield Road in Oak Brook, Illinois, is the newest venture from baker and restaurateur Rich Labriola, who is teaming up with one of Chicago’s most well-k

Hotel Restaurants are Popular Choices for Holiday Parties

The decorations—or lack thereof—don’t tell the entire story.

Paul Martin’s American Grill Opens for Brunch

Paul Martin’s American Grill is now open for weekend brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday.

New Chicago Location Marks 39th Texas de Brazil

Award-winning churrascaria, Texas de Brazil, opens Wednesday at the Optima Chicago Center.

On-Premise Trends Remain Weak Through Early August

According to a GuestMetrics study, the on-premise channel was weak in the four weeks before August 8, with traffic down 2.7 percent vs. a 1.5 percent decrease in year to date.

Mike Isabella's Kapnos Kouzina Opening Second Location

Mike Isabella's Kapnos Kouzina will be opening in Mosaic, a mixed-use development in Washington, D.C., in early 2016. This will be the second location for Kapnos Kouzina, which pulls its n