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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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Dressed Up Coffee Is Dessert By Itself

Coffee has moved onto dessert menus in a big way and not just as an accompaniment to food. Here’s a look at how coffee is changing the way we think about dessert. 

Brunch sandwich with egg and bacon and juice

Ready, Set, Speed-Scratch!

Speed-scratch is the secret weapon for foodservice kitchens, increasing productivity and ensuring consistent quality. Get food to the table faster with labor savings to boot. Learn how speed-scratch works.

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Ideas to Freshen up Your Lemonade and Juice Menus

Some of today’s newest options are novel and sophisticated yet retain the refreshing qualities we all love. Squeeze more profit from lemonade and juice as the summer months approach.

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Discover Middle Eastern Flavors Your Customers Love

With Middle Eastern flavors playing big in the trend world, adding them to menus is a smart move. A selection of ingredients that’s strong on multiuse versatility works in most any operation; it may be time to add some to inventory.

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Demand for Innovative Beverages Explodes

Customers are in an adventurous mood, opening new opportunities for beverages. Here are some of the latest trends to help spark menu ideas, from the functional to the wildly indulgent.

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Asian Flavors Heat Up Hospitality

Spicy, sweet, savory Asian flavors continue to attract a growing fanbase. Learn which spices and menu items are trending, and how to add them to your menu.

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College Foodservice Shapes Tastes of Gen-Next Restaurant Diners

College students love innovative cuisine.  And, they’ll take that appetite for new tastes with them after graduation. Discover what your future patrons want to eat. Hint: It’s pretty amazing.

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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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Infographic: Learn What Millennials Crave

Millennials have officially eclipsed Boomers in influence. Our Infographic has loads of trend data and useful insights. Get ready for the demographic changeover.

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Functional Beverages Are Having Their Moment

Everyone is concerned about immune response these days. That’s the basis for the boom in Enhanced and Functional Beverages. Read more about the trend, here.

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It’s 5 o’clock Somewhere – Cocktail and Mocktail eBook

Given the last two years, just about everyone could use a Cocktail or Mocktail. They’re an affordable, delicious diversion. Find new recipes to refresh your patrons. Get the eBook, here.

Coconut fruit bowl with beverage

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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