What are some of the trends on the horizon for the foodservice industry in 2022, from the state of the industry and operations to menu optimization and enhancing the guest experience? Here's Technomic's big picture forecast.
Perhaps I’m in the minority, but I love surprises—especially when they are of the culinary sort. When Prepared Foods asked me to write about future food trends, it led me to think about all the change our food and beverage industry has endured during the past few years. I also am thinking how we’ve adapted so quickly, and with such extraordinary ingenuity. I started to reflect on what surprised me the most and what sort of change we can expect in the future.
Mondelēz International identifies developments set to shape foodservice in the coming year
December 22, 2021
When the pandemic emerged in early 2020, the entire foodservice industry faced fast and unexpected change. Across segments, operators were forced to rapidly adjust operations—initially to stay afloat and then ultimately succeed long term in this new industry environment. Some of those quick-adapts will continue to shape foodservice as we head into 2022.
As Datassential put together its 2022 "Trends to Watch" list, we considered both the short-term trends that will impact the year ahead and the long-term trends that will help us prepare for future success.
Mattson launches ProtoThink LTO™, a new service to help operators accelerate ideation and development of scalable LTOs
October 14, 2021
Mattson, a leader in food and beverage innovation announced its newest service, ProtoThink LTO™, during The Flavor Experience foodservice industry event in Monterey, Calif., on September 8. This new platform is a revolutionary way for foodservice operators to create exciting, limited time offers in as little as two to three months and help drive users to QSR and Fast Casual brands.
Whether over the rocks or incorporated into a savory or sweet dish, bourbon is a go-to flavor of fall. Bourbon-flavored dishes are often associated with comfort food and also one of the reasons it has experienced continued and growing popularity.
With summer nearly here, all things grilling and barbecue become top of mind. When it comes to burgers and hot dogs, restaurant operator trends pave the way for cookout-inspired innovations, and Datassential's MenuTrends database provides the trend data to help focus creativity.
Innovative new plant-based tuna melt launches nationwide
October 9, 2020
Through the end of the year, Veggie Grill will add a limited-edition exclusive Tuna Melt to the menu featuring Good Catch's Plant Based Tuna, giving conscious consumers the opportunity to enjoy a classic and indulgent tuna melt without contributing to known issues like overfishing or exposure to harmful heavy metals.