The Plant-Based Story For Multi-Unit Restaurant Brands

Restaurant brands are hard-pressed to make plant-based foods a central menu focus and maintain profitability. Why? Because it’s estimated that only 4% of US Americans follow a vegan, or solely plant-based, diet.

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7 Luxe Food Ideas For Your Restaurant Menu

Current 2024-2025 food trends are pointing more and more toward luxurious food items. Could it be that consumers want to get more bang for their buck? As we see it, if you’re going to spend significantly more money to dine out than you did four years ago, you might as well treat yourself. You can…

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All Things Coffee: 2024 Stats, Menu Ideas, And Trends

Culinary trends and pandemics come and go, but one thing remains the same: US consumers love their coffee. According to the National Coffee Association’s (NCA) 2023 “Atlas of American Coffee,” more Americans (63%) drink coffee every day than any other drink and most people surveyed drank coffee at home during the preceding day (83%).

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2018 food trends

What We Got Right In 2018 Food Trend Predictions And What It Means For 2024

At the end of every year, culinary agencies like Food & Drink Resources look to the emerging food and beverage trends to inform menu development for the next 12-24 months. Since 2015, we’ve published many of those insights on our blog, including in 2018 when we wrote this article. Now, in October 2023, we are…

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What We Got Right: 2017 Food And Beverage Trend Predictions 6 Years Later

The FDR team has taken a look at our food/beverage trend predictions made in 2017 and updated them to reflect where we are at in early 2023. The trends cover everything from Asian flavor trends in the USA to restaurant menu trends. Take a look…

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What We Got Right: 2016 Food And Drink Trends 7 Years Later

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…

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