Beverage Trends

Beverage trends spilling into the restaurant industry
summer drink sonic

Both indulgent and healthy drinks are flooding menus as seasonal specials ramp up.

windsor egg cream poka lola

As cold brew makes inroads at restaurants of many types, a shot of the stuff can perk up drink sales throughout the day.

sangria pitcher

Just in time for warmer weather, operators are mixing up new riffs on sangria.

cocktails table square

Operators are finding creative ways to serve up low-alcohol drinks, using under-the-radar booze and craft ingredients.

In the era of customization, it’s not just fast casuals trying to balance speed with DIY menus. Operators cranking out breakfast beverages face a similar lofty challenge: how to get customers through...

wine bottle table square

Bottle-sharing programs are boosting by-the-bottle buying.

With the growing popularity of brunch, operators are turning to the bar—not just for dining room overflow or selling bloody marys, but as a focal point. Because whether diners are feeling social or...

coffee barista convenience store

Where do consumers prefer to buy a cup of coffee when convenience is key? Here are their top choices, across restaurants and convenience stores.

As many consumers look to spend with brands that support a cause, some restaurateurs are switching to wine on tap as an eco-friendly way to appeal to sustainably minded guests today. But the eco-...

Restaurants have been courting millennials for years, but now the attention is shifting to their kids. As the influential demographic moves into parenthood, these young moms and dads are spurring...