Category Archives: Trends

Minding the Menu

Mouthwatering food descriptions are often used to entice customers, but how do those descriptors affect sales and customer satisfaction? For instance, when you hear, “Buttery bliss in every bite” or “our butter can be spicy, smoky, exotic, and sophisticated; you imagine it, we can make it” doesn’t that make your mouth water and dare you […]

BURGER TRENDS 2017

The ever-popular burger continues to be rethought and re-evaluated into something new, creative, and different—bringing diners back for more. For consumers looking to get out of the daily grind, there are a growing number of non-commodity ground beef and hamburger products in today’s market.  These new menu items whet the appetite for the perennially popular burger, […]

Six Millennial Flavor to Watch

Young consumers raised in an era when global connectivity is the norm are seeking out bold and exotic flavors from the myriad cuisines of Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. As a generation that takes snacking very seriously, millennials are finding that handheld treats provide a perfect vehicle for sampling these regional flavors and sharing […]

Eight Consumer Trends Taking Flight in 2017

Eating with their eyes. The majority of Americans (60%) browse food photos on social media, and of those patrons, 75% have chosen a restaurant based on those photos they’ve seen. Carbs. Cholesterol. While the definition of better-for-you continues to shift, consumers are seeking out food low in these three attributes more than ever. Baby boomers […]

20 Flavors Poised to Pop

What will be the breakout flavors and ingredients of 2017—the ones that can help power an LTO to the top of the sales charts and assist operators shape craveable menus? What’s healthy now? The majority of consumers aim to balance health with indulgence, according to Technomic’s Healthy Consumer Trend Report. So menus are calling out […]