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Burgers Join the Menu at Mellow Mushroom

After 40 years, Mellow Mushroom, which specializes in its pizza offerings, is adding beef and veggie burgers to its menu. These were previewed at select locations in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and Texas this summer, but as of October 1, they will be available at Mellow Mushroom locations nationwide.


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LTOs With Lasting Power

Ironically, one of the constants on most restaurant menus are limited-time offers (LTOs), which present loyal customers with fresh dishes and beverages and give restaurants an opportunity to test new items.

Denny's Unveils New Burger Menu

Beginning Tuesday, Denny's is celebrating a national favorite with its "#BigBurgerBash," a new menu featuring five premium burger options. Available through October 12, the burgers, each made with a 6.

Sunday Brunch Arrives at The Duck Inn

Beginning August 30, Chef Kevin Hickey and Rockit Ranch Productions launched brunch at The Duck Inn. Since opening in December 2014, The Duck Inn in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood has received acclaim locally and nationally as a neighborhood gastro-tavern and dining room.

Chino Latino Unveils New Menu Inspired by McKee, Nelson's Travels

Coinciding with its 15th anniversary and inspired by the travels of James Beard Award winner Tim McKee and Executive Chef Tyge Nelson, Chino Latino debuted an array of new dishes and drinks.McKee and Nelson traveled to the Hot Zones, most recently Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, and Bangkok.

Revamped Café Spiaggia Reopens After Seven Weeks

Café Spiaggia, the sister restaurant of Spiaggia, reopened July 16 after a seven-week renovation. James Beard Award winning Chef Tony Mantuano created a menu of Italian dishes, including starters like a selection of fresh crudos, warm burrata with plums and celery, and a chef favorite, “Emilia Romagna on a Plate, ”a combination of gnocco fritto, prosciutto di Parma, fonduta, and balsamico.

New Takes on Nutella

Across America, chefs are using Nutella, the hazelnut spread created in 1944 in Italy, as the foundation for creative dishes that go beyond breakfast to include savory entrées and gourmet desserts.Chef Lucero Martinez of Pampano Restaurant in New York City grew up in Mexico City.

Yard House Introduces New Handcrafted Cocktails

Yard House, the award-winning restaurant known for its creative cuisine and vast selection of draft beer, is also a destination for handcrafted cocktails. On July 13, Yard House will introduce a collection of new adult concoctions using premium spirits and its own house-made citrus agave blend coupled with seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Profits vs. Pricey Proteins

It’s no secret protein prices have reached an all-time high. Beef prices continue to increase, which the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has attributed to supply and demand issues caused by severe droughts and rising agricultural costs.

The Counter's Second Saudi Arabian Store Is Now Open

The Counter Custom Built Burgers is now operating its second Saudi Arabian location in Riyadh. The Counter offers a “burger for every lifestyle,” with more than a million possible combinations and embraces “burgers with a conscience,” using naturally raised, hormone- and antibiotic-free beef, all-natural chicken, locally sourced shrimp, and a house-made vegan/veggie burger for their burger and salad style burger bowls.

Adding Asian Flair to Modern Menus

During an exclusive webinar earlier this week, chefs, operators, and industry researchers came together to discuss how to thoughtfully add Asian flair to restaurant menus across the industry. In the hour-long session, participants learned how to leverage the flavors, stunning visuals, and healthy perception of Asian cuisine to keep their restaurant’s menus on-trend.