After a year that upended predictions, we’re confident that we have a more concrete sense of what consumers want heading into 2021. Some of the food trends outlined here have been brewing since before the pandemic, and others have sprouted up as a direct result of changes restaurants and consumers have made as they deal with limitations. All four trends share one trait: They can be successful on any menu with the right applications. Read on as we dig into the trends and highlight solutions for your menu.
1Datassential MenuTrends, US menu penetration growth 2016-2020.
2Technomic, “Industry Insights: A roundup of noteworthy foodservice findings for the week of September 21, 2020.”
3Food Navigator, “Why the Hot & Spicy Food Trend is an Exciting Opportunity,” November 5, 2020.
4Datassential One Table Consumer Report, June 2020.
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