Under-the-radar ingredients are emerging on menus. Some will power LTOs to the top of the sales charts and others will help operators shape craveable menus. With exclusive data from Technomic and in-depth research on macro menu trends, we reveal the flavors poised to pop.

The next Sriracha


Making the modern menu

It’s more than just the cooks in the kitchen who craft new restaurant dishes. For a dish to succeed today, input must come from executives in marketing, supply chain, training, operations and, oh yeah, culinary.

Today's R&D

Hover over the red dots for more information

Operators report that having the right people in the room from the start enables them to foresee and address issues earlier and avoid trip-ups down the line.

Flavor trends

Consumer trends
changing R&D
Recipes that
fit the trends
menu tool