U.S. Food Trends: A look at Bagels, Jerk, Cookie Dough, Zhug, Sacha Inchi, Saffron

May 2017| MDT106A| Datassential

Report Highlights

Do you know what sacha inchi is? Dig into this month's issue of On the Menu to find out because 40% of consumers are interested in trying the nut-like seed that may be on the verge of becoming the next big "superfood." Learn about creative ways operators are spicing up dishes with zhug and jerk seasoning and adding color and flavor to dishes with saffron. Also discover how staple ingredients like cookie dough and bagels are evolving.

On the Menu keeps you up-to-date, covering six key food trends every month, each with consumer data, menu examples, and expert commentary. Plus, we gather and examine the hottest LTOs from major chains across the country.

Datassential, a Chicago-based food industry research and consulting firm, brings clients real-world information on foodservice and consumer packaged goods in the U.S. and around the world. The company’s services, including its extensive MenuTrends database, provide in-depth reporting on trends in menu offerings, flavor profiles, ingredients and preparations. Datassential helps operators, retailers, and suppliers understand and capitalize on these important trends.

Datassential makes the food industry smarter. We provide trend software, predictive analytics, and consumer insights that help manufacturers, food retailers, and chain restaurants innovate and sell more intelligently.

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