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Keeping it casual with the Americana trend

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by Diane Cosgrove

Casual dining options are evolving, and Americana is still really big.

Hot dog, nachos, chicken dippers and mac and cheese have moved from the snack van and children’s menu to the big league.

Smothered in nacho cheese or barbeque sauce, these bad boys are designed to be eaten with your hands and washed down with something cool.

It’s dude food at its most relaxed.

And for the operator, it’s incredibly simple to make.

The related recipes below are just some of our suggestions to reinvigorate your menu for your summertime customers.

Simple to make and hitting all the biggest trends, this is the kind of food that customers say they want.