Snacks and desserts from churros to elote, empanadas and shaved ice reflect opportunities for innovation.
Topics: Family Restaurant, Global, Quick Service Restaurant, Casual Dining Restaurant, Fine Dining, Food Trucks, Dessert, Snack, NILLA Wafers, OREO, RITZ
U.S. restaurants incorporating flavors found in cuisine served in Southeast Asia is predicted to be one of the top 10 menu trends this year.1 A number of stateside chefs have already begun including elements from the region in desserts, according to Melissa Abbott, vice president at the Hartman Group food and beverage research agency—which might benefit patrons who are looking for somewhat lighter options.
Topics: Millennials, Global, Custards/Cheesecakes, Beverages, Ice Cream Desserts, Dessert, Gen Z, OREO, Dessert Ingredients, Creative Inspiration, Recipes, Culinary, Flavor Profiles
Topics: Family Restaurant, Brunch, Quick Service Restaurant, Casual Dining Restaurant, Fine Dining, Donuts/Pancakes/Waffles, Breakfast, CHIPS AHOY!, OREO, RITZ
Familiarity is a key food and beverage purchase consideration for 68% of consumers—which is one reason why offering menu items that incorporate retro formats and ingredients, an approach sometimes referred to as newstalgia, is one of this year’s most anticipated menu trends.1
Topics: Pies/Tarts, Beverages, Ice Cream Desserts, Breakfast, Chocolate, CHIPS AHOY!, OREO, Cocktails, Cookies, Dessert Ingredients, Creative Inspiration, Recipes, Culinary, Branded Ingredients, Consumer Behavior, Nostalgia, Shakes/Smoothies/Frozen Beverages
Beverages that include OREO cookies and cheesecake, cotton candy and other indulgent ingredients have played a dual role on menus in recent years, often serving as both drink and dessert options.
Topics: Snacking, Pies/Tarts, Beverage, Custards/Cheesecakes, Donuts/Pancakes/Waffles, Cookies/Bars/Snacks, Beverages, Ice Cream Desserts, Cakes/Cupcakes, Dessert, Chocolate, CHIPS AHOY!, OREO, Cocktails, Cookies, Dessert Ingredients, Creative Inspiration, Recipes, Brownies, Culinary, Branded Ingredients, Mashups, Flavor Profiles, Consumer Behavior, Indulgence, Foodservice, Sweet, Shakes/Smoothies/Frozen Beverages, Coffee