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‘Clean eaters’ wield influence on restaurant industry 
Small but growing group shuns chemicals, preservatives other additives in food
Ever-popular shrimp abounds on menus in October 
The country’s most popular seafood is celebrated this month
Wok Box Thai Box
Fragrant mint grows on restaurant menus 
Use of the herb has grown 25 percent on menus across all segments in last four years, Datassential says
Report: Catering to specific customer needs 
Restaurants can drive traffic by tailoring promotions to specific occasions instead of traditional dayparts
Pie adds warmth to cold-weather menus 
Pastry chefs bake up fall favorites and fresh takes on classic desserts
Chefs elevate oyster dishes with rich ingredients 
Bacon, cheeses, Champagne and other luxurious items are paired with the shellfish
Indian flavors gradually gain favor on menus  1
More chefs experiment with complex cuisine’s cooking techniques, spices
Triple Chocolate Mousse
White chocolate finds a sweet spot on dessert menus 
More chefs give the chocolate variant a chance
NPD: Seasonal beverage programs attract loyal visitors 
Drink specials tied to the season can inspire repeat visits from existing customers, according to NPD Group research
Chefs embrace challenge of cooking with 'trash fish'  1
Underutilized species help restaurants differentiate menus
Sweet Lorraine’s Fabulous Mac n’ Cheez!
Autumn flavors move from sweet to savory dishes 
Cinnamon, pumpkin and nutmeg become more popular in appetizers, entrées
Chefs bring glamour back to dessert 
Dramatic presentations add fun, whimsy to the end of the meal
Baja Grilled Fish Tacos
Chefs give white fish dishes modern spin 
Varieties like cod have growing presence on menus
2015 Second 100: Zoës Kitchen leads growth in Specialty LSR segment 
Nation's Restaurant News' Second 100 report examines the LSR/Specialty restaurant segment
2015 Second 100: Beverage-Snack chains on the rise 
Nation's Restaurant News' Second 100 report examines the Beverage-Snack restaurant segment

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