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Trends and Insights

As our industry changes, adapting is essential. Check back often for new insights, data, and trends.
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Meeting the Appetite for Plant-Based Snacks

It pays to take notice when two foodservice trends intersect and, right now, snacking and plant-forward are holding strong. Play both at once for a big power move.

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Wake Up to Plant-Based Mornings

The plant-forward trend is strong in all dayparts, including breakfast. Wake up to the possibilities of meat and dairy alternatives in the morning. Get details and recipes, here.

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Today’s flexitarian consumers are eating less meat. They’re looking for healthful and delicious options featuring produce, grains, and plant proteins. Use the recipe inspirations below to develop your own signature plant-forward dishes that “wow” guests and keep them coming back.

Check Out These New Blended Beverage Ideas

Blended beverages range from classic juice-based smoothies to frozen blended coffee and beyond. Find out some of the top trends in this ever-popular drink category.

Blend Global Flavors Into Plant-Based Cooking

Enhance your plant-based offerings with flavor cues from India, Asia, Mexico, and the Mediterranean. Your patrons will love a touch of global interest.

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Six Tips for Introducing Plant-Based Dairy Products to Your Menu

If you’re adding new foods and beverages to your menu, you want your guests to be excited about them right away. Here are a few ideas to get your new offerings off to a successful start.

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What Goes Into the Perfect Plant-Based Beverage?

When plants are the key ingredient, they may need a little help to perform up to your standards. That's why many plant-based products include ingredients to enhance the flavor, mouthfeel, consistency, or other factors that you expect—and that your customers demand.

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Promoting Plant-Based Dairy Products in the Dining Room

Plant-based dairy products have been on the market for a while now, so many of your guests have probably already heard of them. This growing awareness (and in some cases, a preference for plants) will make it easier for you to promote new recipes. Here are a few ideas to help you plan a successful rollout on menu.

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Different Plant-Based Dairy Products Offer Something for Everyone

Choices, choices! The arrival of so many plant-based products on the market is great news for chefs, baristas, and consumers because it means they can pick the right option for every situation. There’s no one best answer. Instead, consider how products made with each of these sources compare when choosing what to offer your guests.

Plant-Based Eating Trend Hits New High

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Plant-Based Eating Trend Hits New High

Plant-based eating has increased over 3,000% in the past four years! Now is the time to get aboard this juggernaut. Make your menu trend right with these 15 ideas.

Plant Proteins Are Winning Over Meat Eaters

Plant-forward recipes can be just as delicious and satisfying as those with meat. And demand for nonmeat dishes has shown explosive growth. Learn what’s leading the trend. 

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Plant-Forward Solutions

Bring variety and delicious taste to your menu with plant-forward, vegetarian or vegan offerings.

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