Look at any list of trends in the food world and the word “local” will be found right near the top. Local sourcing has become a fact of life for independent restaurants, and a growing number of regional chains are joining Burgerville and Eat ’n Park in putting the fruits of their neighbors’ labor on their menus. RELATED • Five steps to local sourcing for restaurants • Fall menu preview: Four trends, a fad and a prediction • More food and ...

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