U.S. Food Trends: A look at Toaster Pastries, Sumac, Rosewater, Wild Boar, Polenta, Focaccia
In this month's On the Menu, read about global ingredients like sumac and rosewater and learn how operators are leveraging them beyond their traditional savory/sweet applications. Also discover artisan versions of nostalgic toaster pastries, find out the many ways versatile polenta can be used across the menu, and discover how game meats like wild boar can be made more approachable to consumers.
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.