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It’s Just Wings: A Blueprint for the Future?

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A number of big restaurant chains have seen their sales skyrocket during the pandemic — now they’re inventing their own “independent” concepts While the current upending of the restaurant industry has flattened many independent restaurants, big chains like Domino’s, Del Taco, and Wing Stop have seen their sales surge. These multinational concepts possess better quality technology and coveted drive-thru’s, and their substantial resources have allowed them to easily pivot to the new normal. Now they’re pushing ever forward to satisfy customer’s perennial desire for comfort foods while borrowing a page from today’s trends. Brinker International, parent company of Chili’s and…

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From Sprinkles to Crumbs, cupcake bakeries still remain popular

When people think of cupcake shops, the name Sprinkles usually comes to mind. On our latest eating mission, we visited the Sprinkles of the East Coast, Crumbs Bake Shop. Founded in 2003 by Mia & Jason Bauer on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Crumbs has been well-received and loved for their delicious cupcakes. Serving…

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Blimpie Restaurants new menu line encourages healthy lifestyles

Called The Lighter Stuff menu it is comprised of six healthy items, all less than 400 calories and six grams of fat.   The following items are featured on The Lighter Stuff menu: Deli Trio Sub: Slow-cured ham, oven-roasted turkey, top-round roast beef with tomatoes, lettuce and onion – 330 Calories for 6″ Sub Asian…

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Careful Menu Selections Pt 2

As an informed restaurant owner, you can help customers make healthier choices and still enjoy the convenience of a restaurant. Here are a few tips you can pass on to your patrons when they order: Watch your salt. Restaurant food often tends to be very high in sodium, a major contributor to high blood pressure….

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Innovative True Food Kitchen unveils deliciously-healthy eats in Newport Beach

Dr. Andrew Weil’s True Food Kitchen (a Fox Restaurant concept) is unlike any restaurant you’ve been to. If you not familiar with Dr. Weil, as a brief introduction, “Andrew Weil, M.D., has devoted the past thirty years to developing, practicing, and teaching others about the principles of integrative medicine…Twice on the cover of TIME magazine…

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Belly Shack serves up some edgy Latin-Asian inspired food

Asian Meatballs with Rice Noodles and Mint. Belly Dog with Kimchi Salsa and Egg Noodle. These are just a couple of Latin and Asian fusion dishes off the menu at Belly Shack located in Chicago. Our recent eating mission to the Midwest and Eastcoast focused on exploring fresh, unique restaurant concepts and Belly Shack was…

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Visiting the great food trucks and other treasures in LA

As you know, we at Synergy often venture out far and wide, across the nation searching the latest food trends. Recently, we checked into the hottest food scene there is in LA — food trucks! Now this is definitely “meals on wheels” on a whole other level. There are now chefs that are hanging up…

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