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At the end of each year, the team at Datassential releases our list of the trends to watch in the upcoming year, leveraging our extensive data from services like Datassential’s MenuTrends, the industry’s most accurate and trusted menu database, and combining it with our expert insight and passion for food trends. Last year we covered everything from European cuisines like German and English to beverage trends, including craft sodas and mocktails.[…] Continue Reading »
Though it may be hard to believe, 2014 is over and 2015 has begun, but one trend that remains consistent is the restaurant industry’s continued interest in sustainability.
The proof is evident. This year, for the second time in a row, environmental sustainability was among the top 10 trends on the National Restaurant Association’s What’s Hot Culinary Forecast.[…] Continue Reading »
One in six Americans is food insecure, yet 40% of America’s edible food goes to waste every year.
Those statistics paint the grim picture of the state of food and how much we’re wasting in the U.S. Enter the Food Waste Reduction Alliance, an initiative jointly established by the Food Marketing Institute, the Grocery Manufacturers Association and the National Restaurant Association in 2011 to work together to fight food waste, increase food donations to those in need and to recycle unavoidable food waste.[…] Continue Reading »