U.S. Food Trends: A look at Monkey Bread, Charcoal, Lao Cuisine, Huevos Rancheros, Beets, Real Butter

Feb 2017| MDT088A| Datassential

Report Highlights

This month, dig into trends like using activated charcoal to add intrigue to cocktails and foods, discover the cuisine of Laos, and check in on how operators are using beets in a variety of dishes. We also explore monkey bread, the classic Mexican breakfast dish huevos rancheros, and see how real butter is taking over the menu.

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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