Category: Food and Beverage Trends


2019 Restaurant Trends

Every year it seems the restaurant industry sees many changes, and 2019 looks to be no different. In fact, we’re seeing some very exciting shifts. Here’s our list of top restaurant trends for 2019. Continue reading

Top 2019 Food and Beverage Trends

Recognizing trends is critical to the work we do here at Food & Drink Resources. If we’re going to develop menus that consumers will want to enjoy 12 to 18 months from now, it’s essential we know what’s coming to the mainstream plate. Continue reading

There’s More to Pork Than Just Bacon

Chicken and beef may be popular, and the top way Americans consume most of their protein, but there’s another meat that has been on the rise in recent years: pork. America’s obsession with adding bacon to everything has given strength to the pork industry. However, it’s not just bacon that has fed the pork trend. Continue reading

Food and Beverage Trends Millennials Can’t Get Enough Of

Every generation brings different preferences that force business to shift accordingly, and millennials’ influence on the food industry is no exception. Here are seven food and beverage trends that today’s young adults can’t get enough of…according to FDR’s intern Mary Murphy.  Mary is a junior at Western Michigan University majoring in Food & CPG Marketing.

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Zero-Proof and Low-ABV Summer Cocktails

Summer cocktails should be light and refreshing, and after a day of playing in the sun, you should be able to quench your thirst without getting knocked on your behind from the alcohol. Right now, fresh ingredients and creative combinations are taking precedence over a big hit of alcohol—that’s why today’s bar professionals are creating zero-proof and low alcohol by volume  (ABV) cocktails that are easy to love on warm summer days.

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A Preferred FDR Vendor: Maple Leaf Foods

Food & Drink Resources (FDR) has worked with Maple Leaf Foods since 2017 when the company decided to expand outside of Canada into the United States. As a preferred vendor, FDR positions Maple Leaf’s meat products in front of our restaurant operator clients when it is a good fit. Maple Leaf makes that job easy. Continue reading