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McCormick’s Flavor Forecast Goes Global

A global leader in flavor, McCormick & Company, Incorporated is taking its Flavor Forecast, a catalyst for innovation among foodservice professionals, to the next level in 2012.For this milestone report, an international group of McCormick experts—including chefs, sensory scientists, trend trackers, marketing experts, and food technologists—collaborated to identify global trends that will continue to shape the future of flavor.

Lubies Sink Their Teeth Into New Menu Items

Quaker Steak & Lube rolled out a new menu today. The new menu will be appearing in all of the casual-dining concept’s 47 restaurants in 15 states and Canada. Highlights of the new menu include the following Shrimp and Salmon features: Pan Asian Salmon Bowl, Asian Glazed Salmon Salad, Sizzlin’ Shrimp Roasted Corn Quesadilla, and Char Grilled Salmon.

Cintas Takes the Floor With Mat System

Cintas Corporation today introduced its comprehensive hospitality mat system to ensure hotel floors are safe, protected, and visibly clean. Designed specifically for the hospitality industry, Cintas’ hotel matting system provides rental, direct purchase, and custom mat options appropriate for front and back-of–the-house operations.

Six Websites That Can Help You Grow Business in 2012

We may have just turned the corner into a new year, but many restaurateurs are expecting to still feel the economic pinch.Rmgt offers a roundup of five websites that could help you grow sales in 2012, through various tactics.

Where McCormick & Schmick’s Went Wrong

Landry’s, Inc. reeled in seafood chain McCormick & Schmick’s in a buyout on Jan. 3, six months after the floundering chain was put on the market. The move signifies an end–and a new beginning–to the brand that touted its old-fashioned ways and hung onto them until they killed it.

United Fresh Selects Communications Manager

United Fresh Produce Association welcomes Shelby Rajkovich as United’s new communications manager. Rajkovich will support United’s communications goals to keep members updated with the latest industry news, further the association’s news media outreach, and assist in the development and implementation of strategic communications programs to support industry priorities.

Palio d’Asti Says Arrivederci to Local Foie Gras

Palio d’Asti serves as an old-world respite in downtown San Francisco.Since 1999, when he partnered up with the legendary San Francisco restaurateur Gianni Fassio, chef and co-owner Dan Scherotter has worked to make Palio a place where people come to celebrate and enjoy food made the old way, with traditional techniques, authentic and local ingredients, and a bit of local flair.

MojoPages Announces Top Bars in U.S. Cities

MojoPages has announced the top bars in cities around the United States for the Best Bar category.Each week, the Yellow Pages website concludes a contest for a specific business category, with a total of 52 categories in all.

U.S. Job Growth Spurred by Food Industry has once again reviewed the data released by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to uncover the details of how the various segments which make up the food and beverage industry are doing compared to the overall job market.

Texas Roadhouse Launches a Coloring App

Texas Roadhouse, which operates 355 restaurants in 46 states, has launched a social-marketing enabled coloring app for iPads and iPhones that allows kids and parents to design, paint, save, and share their original TXRH-themed art creations in-store, at home, and across the families' social network.

Daily Grill Reveals Their New Simply 600 Menu

New Year, new resolutions: Eat healthier and get a full meal with Daily Grill’s new Simply 600 Menu.Made up of meals that are 600 calories or less, Simply 600 caters to everyone’s appetite including lower calorie salads, sandwiches, burgers, tacos, seafood, chicken, meat, and pasta dishes.