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10420 Olive Lane
Anchorage, AK 99515
Phone: 907.344.9400
Fax: 907.267.1697

802 Parkway Lane
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: 406.238.7800
Fax: 406.238.7899

1495 North Hickory
Meridian, ID 83642
Phone: 208.884.8400
Fax: 208.884.8439

Dakota Group, Fargo
4101 15th Ave. NW
Fargo, ND 58102
Phone: 701.282.8200
Fax: 701.282.3546

Dakota Group, Minot
1400 8th Ave SE
Minot, ND 58701
Phone: 701.852.1346
Fax: 701.838.6672

5820 Piper Drive
Loveland, CO 80538
Phone: 970.613.4333
Fax: 970.613.4334

350 S Pacific Highway
Woodburn, OR 97071
Phone: 503.980.2500
Fax: 503.980.2228

3520 E. Francis Ave
Spokane, WA 99207
Phone: 509.483.4747
Fax: 509.484.6532

Seattle: Everett
Distribution Center
1001 Shuksan Way
Everett, WA 98203
Phone: 425.407.6000
Fax: 425.251.8837

Food News & Trends for Your Restaurant Success

restaurant trendsTop 7 Restaurant Industry Trends for 2017

What should you expect in 2017? Here's what to look for:

1. International foods, sauces and spices will be added to breakfast menus as additions and alternatives.

2. Butter, lard and tallow are making a comeback. They make foods taste better and are seen as natural.

3. The use of technology use will increase, including the use of kiosks and touchscreens for reservations and ordering.

4. Small- to mid-sized cities like Portland, Pittsburgh and Birmingham will become dining destinations just like New York City and Los Angeles.

5. Newly changed regulations regarding overtime pay will cause more labor challenges.

6. Your pricing will become dynamic, allowing peak time pricing and "of-the-moment" deals.

7. Food distributors will continue to expand their online technologies for ordering and deliveries. 


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