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Appeal of authentic global flavors can help drive sales of regional Latin snack foods

Consumer interest in snacking, street food and authentic international cuisine is creating opportunities for foodservice operators to entice diners with regional Hispanic snacks, according to a report from Technomic and the J.M. Smucker Company. Items that already have a high penetration on US menus — such as tacos — are most likely to have appeal for US diners. (SmartBrief)

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America’s secret suburban food scenes

While it may seem like all the best restaurants are concentrated in big cities like New York, San Francisco and Portland, Ore., the suburbs surrounding certain metropolises are giving their adjacent cities a run for their money. From fine dining to fast casual to robust ethnic offerings, the suburbs often offer what the urban city can’t: space, parking and a table without a two-hour wait. (USA Today)

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McDonald’s forms council to improve chicken welfare

McDonald’s has formed a council dedicated to helping the chain meet its chicken welfare and sustainability goals, the company announced Monday. The newly formed Chicken Sustainability Advisory Council is composed of a consortium of experts including key suppliers, experts in genetics, sustainability advisors like FAI Farms and university academics. (Nation’s Restaurant News)

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