National Restaurant Association releases report on nutrition trends

The National Restaurant Association has announced the release of its “On The Menu: Restaurant Nutrition Initiatives” report. The annual report gives trends, initiatives, and suggestions for nutrition within the restaurant industry. We feel at One Fat Frog that this is important as everyone should help counter childhood obesity. “Nutrition and wellness are a top priority… Read More

2012 Kitchen Innovations Awards!

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) announced the 21 products that received its 2012 Kitchen Innovations Award, which recognizes cutting-edge foodservice equipment. An independent, expert panel of judges compromised of internationally recognized food facilities consultants, multi-unit executives and design experts selected Kitchen Innovation Award recipients for significant innovations that improve quality, productivity, service, and sustainability. Award… Read More

National Restaurant Association Teams With Kids LiveWell Program!

As part of the National Restaurant Association’s ongoing efforts to promote and push the Kids LiveWell program, they announced today a brand spanking new partnership with Kidzsmart Concepts, a creative marketing and communications company dedicated to engaging children and families with multi-platform educational resources. “Kidzsmart provides valuable customer engagement tools to the restaurant industry, and… Read More

Consumers Demand Environmentally-Friendly Food

According to the National Restaurant Association, consumer for demand for environmentally-friendly menu items continues to gradually increase. Their annual Restaurant Trends Survey found that the trend for sustainable foods increased among consumers in all segments, and most particularly at higher end establishments. 55 percent of adults said they were more likely to visit a restaurant… Read More

Top Food Prep and Culinary Themes in 2012

Recently, the National Restaurant Association published their “What’s Hot in 2012” survey, which surveyed nearly 1,800 professional chefs (members of the American Culinary Federation) and asked them what they foresee the direction of culinary and food prep trends in the foodservice industry in 2012. Here are the top 10 food prep and culinary themes for… Read More