Kruse Report: Fruit a new favorite on chain restaurant menus

From apple slices to exotic fare like açaí, fruit is multiplying in restaurant dishes

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

It wasn’t too long ago that the appearance of fresh apples on chain menus caused quite a stir. McDonald’s put them in the Fruit and Walnut Premium Salad and sent the domestic apple industry into overdrive. Burger King slyly added Fresh Apple Fries — peeled apples sliced in the shape of French fries — to th

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