At the end of every year, many culinary agencies, food writers, and data nerds look ahead to the next year’s food and beverage trends. Food & Drink Resources (FDR) is no different. Since 2015, much of our blog content has centered around food trends, including this one here that we wrote in November 2015 to predict the food, drink, CPG, and multi-unit restaurant trends for 2016 in the United States.Continue reading
Category: Food and Beverage Trends
Those who have gone to culinary school or worked in a reputable professional kitchen know the importance of plating up food the right way. There are rules that must be followed when presenting food! For example:Continue reading
Here at Food & Drink Resources (FDR) we’ve heard from many-a-brand about their forthcoming ghost kitchen concepts. There seems to be a clear pattern in what has arrived and what will be arriving at a commissary near you: nostalgic comfort food with a twist.Continue reading
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the US in 2020, food delivery services had taken hold. The concept of ghost kitchens had also started to gain momentum pre-COVID, but now that we are nearly a year into the crisis, ghost kitchens are becoming commonplace.Continue reading
While bento boxes may have a reputation in the US of A as a creative way to pack a kid’s lunchbox, the history (and future) of bento boxes goes much further than that. Starting in Japan nearly a thousand years ago, bento boxes have been used to take food to work, to serve food on trains, bring lunch to school, then purchased at convenience stores and bento shops — yes, there are shops solely dedicated to selling bento boxes. Bento boxes are so big in Japan, you can even get them out of vending machines. Continue reading
In many parts of the world, there is a stronger convenience store culture than we see in most parts of the US, especially as it relates to food. That’s not to say there aren’t standout c-stores in some states (We see you Wawas and Buc-ee’s.), but we think there is much to learn from our international counterparts. Here are some of the global c-store trends we’ve taken note of.