Tag Archives: Food Trend

Build A Better Burger – Topping Tips

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Caramelized onions and mushrooms used to be the gourmet options available but even those are ordinary by today’s standards and expectations. Restaurant operators are getting creative with toppings, from jams to pickles. Topping Tips • Avocado, whether on its own or in guacamole form, is a popular choice. It offers some healthy fat too, so that’s a bonus for those ...

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Build a Better Burger – Craveable Condiments

Restaurants can differentiate themselves and their menu offerings with a variety of quality and unique condiments. Ketchup, mustard and mayo have long been standard fare to enhance burgers, but these condiments are getting a makeover with new flavor profiles. Take ketchup for example: this staple has been updated with unusual twists, such as smoky and spicy. It doesn’t even have ...

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Build a Better Burger

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Food trends may come and go, but a burger never goes out of style. If anything, it has become more sophisticated over the years – and love for it among guests hasn’t faded. Th e burger’s popularity is in part thanks to increased availability and variety of high-quality customization options, which are particularly appealing to younger generations like Millennials. Even ...

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A Look at Food Trends

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COCONUT CRAZE The popularity of coconut has continued with mentions on menus growing 2.9% year-over-year. Customers love it for its nutritional value and natural, tropical flavor. Applications: • Sear, sauté and pan-fry proteins such as fish and vegetables in coconut oil to give dishes a tropical spin. • Use coconut milk to braise shellfish such as clams and mussels and ...

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Spring Trend: Hot & Bold!

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Whether diners are attracted for health reasons or the delicious, addictive properties of chile peppers, the result is the same: an increased demand for spicy recipes in all day parts (even the bar!) • Give crunchy, charred cabbage and green onions a bump of fiery flavor with the Korean favorite gochujang sauce. • Flavors like Ancho, Chipotle, Habanero, and Jalapeno ...

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Spring Trend: Thai It On

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Thai food has been marginally trendy from coast to coast for decades, but these flavors have never been major influencers to the wider industry. Is 2016 the year this producecentric, bold-flavored cuisine rises in the ranks? Many predict that this is the breakout year for Thai-style preparations and sauces. The high notes in this cuisine tend to be either sweet ...

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Spring Trend: Hybrid Burgers

The beloved American favorite, the hamburger, has never actually contained ham…but today’s in-demand versions may include beets, lentils, mushrooms, or sweet potatoes. Replacing a percentage of beef with roasted, ground mushrooms lowers fat content and adds high-impact umami notes. Roasted, finely chopped beets add more than flavor. They give meaty burgers brilliant ruby red hues and plenty of beta carotene. ...

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How to Introduce Asian Elements onto Your Menu

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In less than two decades, Asian cuisine has gone from being a niche food served mostly in hip coastal restaurants to one of the most popular in the world. According to market research firm Euromonitor, global sales at Asian fast food restaurants (any restaurant that receives less than 50 percent of its sales from sit-down diners) have grown by nearly ...

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Chicken Trends

Chicken is one of the most popular proteins in the country, and Americans have been consuming it more often than beef since the 1990s. According to the USDA, Americans went from eating fewer than 16 pounds of chicken per person per year in the 1950s to about 70 pounds per person per year in the 2000’s. The popularity of chicken ...

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Winter Vegetables

Fresh vegetables are often underrepresented on restaurant menus during winter months. We tend to cut down on our use of fresh produce thinking it’s not as available or as flavorful, but there is an abundance of delicious vegetables that are in season this time of year. Here are a few examples of what is available and how to use them ...

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