Kruse Report: Potatoes prove to be powerful on menus

Editor’s Note: In The Kruse Report, a new feature on NRN.com, food trend expert Nancy Kruse looks at what’s shaping menus across the country.

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. Its presence on chain restaurant menus grew a remarkable 7 percent last year, according to the U.S. Potato Board.

While much of that

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