U.S. Food Trends: A look at Peruvian Cuisine, Zaatar, Ube, Acai, Pumpkin Spice, Eggplant

Apr 2017| MDT099A| Datassential

Report Highlights

Dive into the purple issue with ube (purple yam), eggplant, and acai. Add some global flavor to the menu with Peruvian cuisine and za'atar. Get ready to stand out by preparing for the evolution of pumpkin spice. And check out the latest new menu items, LTOs, and a roundup of the month's April Fool's Day pranks.

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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