Welcome to a New Year with new challenges and opportunities. In an increasingly competitive world, it’s more important than ever to keep up with trends. But how can operators ensure they’re capitalizing on the right trends for their business? That’s the question operators need to focus on and one that we tackle annually with our Trends Issue. This is the issue you should keep closeby to help you better understand what today’s consumers are looking for — from the food trends shaping restaurant menus to the alcohol beverage trends to the new equipment that will help streamline your kitchen, it’s all at your fingertips. We hope you enjoy this issue and that you start the new year on the right foot.