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Colorado Demographics and Food/Drink Research {Infographic}

Did you know Colorado is the second fastest growing US state?

The influx of people from different regions, backgrounds, and ages (especially hungry millennials) is creating a unique population here. Maybe that’s why more than 20 fast casual restaurant groups have gotten their start or chose to headquarter in Colorado.


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The Sustainable Protein Trend Is Hitting Restaurants in 2017

Juicy burgers, fall-off-the-bone BBQ ribs, and slow-roasted pork roast. We love ‘em all, and we’re not alone. America has a love affair with all things protein, but we can’t ignore the negative environmental impact from chickens, cows, pigs, and other livestock raised for food. Choosing free-range and heritage breeds is a good start, but consumers are looking for even more sustainable alternatives.

The NRA Culinary Forecast on What’s Hot in 2017 lists “Environmental Sustainability” as a Top 10 Concept Trend. Environmentally responsible restaurants will take a big step ahead this year. The sustainable protein trend is just getting started. (more…)

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Our Favorite Funny Focus Group Videos

Before you’ve sat through a focus group yourself, you may wonder how they work. What will you be expected to do? Will there be other people there? What will the facilitator ask?

We have talked about what to expect in a focus group at FDR previously, but we think these funny focus group videos and food focus group videos show you what to expect, too — even if they are silly or extreme. (more…)

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The Changing Colorado Population Makes Denver Ideal for Market Research

Food & Drink Resources moved to Colorado back in 2009 because the state’s population is incredibly diverse and is constantly changing, making Denver an optimal location for market research.

Colorado Is One Of The Fastest Growing States

Between July 2014 and July 2015, the population of Colorado expanded by 1.9 percent. According to the United Sates Census Bureau, the state added 100,986 new residents during that same time period. (more…)

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Elegant Retro Food Trends

In the 1960s, Americans were putting decades of wars, food rations, fish sticks, casseroles, and TV dinners behind them. Incomes were rising. French cuisine was en vogue and entertaining became a grand affair. (more…)

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A Delicious and Global Appetizer Restaurant Trend

Given how ethnic tastes are certainly a strong food trend these days, we thought it only appropriate to see how global flavors are landing in appetizers.

Strawberry Almond Salad with Curry Amaranth Patties

Fresh spinach topped with sliced strawberries, toasted almonds, red onion, and curry spiced amaranth cakes drizzled with balsamic dressing.

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower Sliders

Roasted cauliflower florets topped with pepper jack cheese, pickled shallots and sambal aioli on toasted brioche slider buns.


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Young Adults Can’t Get Enough Cheetos and Restaurants Are Noticing

What will grab this generation by the horns? What item do young people have the “hots” for?


Just recently, Taco Bell in the Philippines rolled out a brand-new item that made lots of people happy, The Cheetos Quesadilla. The Canadians were happy, too, when Taco Bell announced the Cheetos Crunch Wrap.

Here in the states, Cheetos has a partnership with Burger King where you can get Cheetos Chicken Fries and Mac and Cheetos Bites. Can’t forget about those classics.

All this talk about this crunchy delicacy got us thinking. Imagine all the culinary places we could go! Here are just a few.