What starts in California—the biggest state by population—often finds its way to the rest of the union, making two big regulatory moves about to hit its fuel marketers of interest to the entire industry.
Welcome to Ask the Chef! Chris Koetke will answer your pressing culinary and operational questions from his perspective as a seasoned restaurant veteran and culinary educator. We’re launching with a look at the most important trends affecting food today.
Healthy kids’ meals ranked No. 4 in the National Restaurant Association’s “What’s Hot 2015 Culinary Forecast,” a survey of nearly 1,300 professional chefs. Also on the list were whole-grain items in kids’ meals (No. 14) and fruit/vegetable children’s sides (No. 19). But are convenience store-operators taking any notice?
Plunge in oil prices sets the stage for record margins and boost in in-store sales. Also In This Issue: Profitability skyrockets for top performers! Other channels seek to redefine convenience! The economy enters a new stage. The growing health-and-wellness trend. Fuel demand; oil's slide; multicultural momentum; and data, data, data!