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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Alcoholic root beer – the next big thing?

Could root beer, that fondly-remembered non-alcoholic drink from our childhoods, find new life as a real beer with alcohol content?

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Quick service chains embrace specialty coffee

Not so long ago, you wouldn’t expect to find gourmet coffee products at quick service chains that specialize in fare like burgers, chicken, donuts or tacos. This, however, is no longer the case.

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: A fast casual future

Fast casual restaurants are experience explosive growth. The fast casual category, indeed, now accounts for 5 percent of all restaurant traffic, a jump from 1 percent in 2000.

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Beer goes gluten-free

It’s hard to miss the fact that an increasing number of people are pursuing healthier diets, but until now, alcoholic beverages weren’t typically thought of as health food.

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Restaurants court tech-savvy kids

Ever wonder why so many restaurants feature cute characters and other features designed to appeal to children?

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Healthy foods – a growing trend in 2015

The handwriting is all over the wall. Eating healthy is a major concern for consumers, and restaurateurs are quickly moving in to meet this demand.

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Restaurants poised to embrace more technology in 2015

2014 was a year where the connection between restaurants and technology was on display for all to see.