James Scarpa

James
Scarpa
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2014 Second 100: Family Dining segment analysis 
Nation's Restaurant News examines the family-dining segment in this year's Second 100 report
2014 Top 100: Family Dining segment analysis 
Nation's Restaurant News examines the family-dining restaurant segment
Wendy's Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger
MenuMasters 2014: Wendy's
Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger combines customer favorites for winning product
McDonald's McWrap
MenuMasters 2014: McDonald's
Portable Premium McWraps give chain runway for innovation
First Watch's Quinoa Power Bowl — Winner for Best Healthful Menu Innovation
MenuMasters 2014: First Watch
Quinoa Power Bowl combines superfood with popular flavors for top-selling dish
Chili's Grill & Bar's Flatbread — Winner for Best New Menu Item
MenuMasters 2014: Chili's Grill & Bar
Equipment upgrades pave way for on-trend flatbreads
The Cool Hand Cuke
Spicy cocktails heat up menus
Restaurants, bars meet consumer demand for fiery drinks
Specialty ice adds character to cocktails
Bars are infusing ice with flavorings and tapping artisanal producers
Asian-inspired cocktails bridge East and West
Mixologists brush up on Asian flavors and ingredients
Fast-casual restaurants showcase craft beers 
Smashburger, Shake Shack and Chipotle are among chains championing local breweries
Mixologists find new muse in tea 
The brew is appearing in cocktails across the country
Spoon Drinks
Portland Penny Diner infuses cocktails with diverse flavors 
Bar manager Brandon Wise offers insight into the restaurant’s beverage program
Red Robin Tavern Double and fries
Chains embrace collaborative approach to R&D 
McDonald's, Red Robin, Denny's and other chains take a more synergistic approach to menu development
Skate wing with bacon at Tender Greens
Breakout Brands: Tender Greens 
Upscale fast-casual concept Tender Greens focuses on local, sustainable, chef-driven ingredients and menu items.
Breakout Brands: Evolution Fresh 
The juice concept aims to become a national lifestyle brand
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