U.S. Food Trends: A look at Bubble Tea, Labneh, Pork Belly, Whey, Curacao, Tartar Sauce

Jun 2018| MDT040A| Datassential

Report Highlights

In this month's issue of On the Menu, we're exploring not one but two of Datassential's 2018 flavors to watch: the Middle Eastern strained yogurt, labneh, as well as versatile, protein-packed whey. Also uncover unconventional uses for pork belly, discover next-level spins on Ubiquitous tartar sauce, and learn how to leverage curacao (both the bright blue- and orange-colored varieties) and bubble tea to create an Instagram moment.

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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