Nancy Kruse

Articles by Nancy Kruse
Kruse Report: Menu items evoking a smile 
Diners are having fun with innovative treats guaranteed to evoke grins
Kruse Report: The reinvention of waffles 
Restaurants including IHOP, Dunkin' Donuts and Old Town Social reinvent waffles
Flatbreads rise on menus 
The Kruse Report: Nancy Kruse's take on flatbreads
Kruse Report: Flatbreads elevate menus across all dayparts 
Sandwiches on slimmer breads proliferate on menus from breakfast to dinner
Best in show: Classic and new breeds of the hot dog 
Nancy Kruse takes a look at the current hot-dog revival.
Kruse Report: Hot dogs go from humble to high-end 
Chefs are fancying franks with high-quality meats and inventive toppings
Operators harvest fruits of menu development 
Nancy Kruse talks about how fruit's versatility makes it a star on chain menus
Kruse Report: Fruit a new favorite on chain restaurant menus 
From apples to açaí, fruit is everywhere on restaurant menus
Learn new ideas from experienced menu makers 
The 2011 NRA Show provided an opportunity to sample the best ideas and products the industry has to offer.
Kruse Report: Best of the foodservice industry at NRA Show 
Cutting-edge ideas and products on display
Portland, Ore., food carts driving mobile movement 
The food-truck movement continues to attract attention and create controversy far in excess of its modest size.

Kruse Report: Food trucks first to roll with innovative food trends 
The food-truck phenomenon is rapidly becoming the little segment that could
Kruse Report: Operators, chefs give the green light on vegetables 
Many chefs have rediscovered the joys of green vegetables and herbs
Kruse Report: Admiring the greenery 
Chefs, caught between patrons who want indulgent, great-tasting foods and menu-labeling laws that can paint such dishes in a negative light, have rediscovered the joys of green vegetables as a means to enhance flavor while adding few calories. 

Chains find many uses for potatoes on menus 
Sometimes the most creative culinary solutions are hiding in plain sight. Take the potato. The sturdy tuber hasn’t simply weathered the recession, it has positively thrived.

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