As changing demographics transform the foodservice landscape, elevating menus to reflect America's diverse culinary influences takes center plate. Demographic shifts serve up opportunities for foodservice operators to pay homage to a broad spectrum of heritages. Insights into consumer segments are increasingly important as the market's appetite for ethnic culinary inspirations continue to grow.
Let’s face it: Small plates are a big deal. Quick, sharable and flavorful, they fill a need that traditional meals leave empty.
Bakery products continue to make a lot of bread for retailers and foodservice operators who rely on them to help feed the bottom line. In fact, bakery products compose 2.1% of the U.S. gross domestic product—about $311 billion in total economic output.1
Consumer demand for ice cream never seems to cool down. Summer may be the season when it’s an especially hot seller, but the perennial favorite seems to scoop up tons of business all year round.
Consumers are kicking the same-old, same-old to the curb in favor of exotic flavors and ethnic cuisines, paving the way for international street foods to eat into more market share.