Food Trends

Menu trends shaping the restaurant industry

baked cinnamon apple

Even though we’re in the heart of summer, menu development plans for winter are underway. Here are a few ideas for keeping your options on trend.

chili harissa

Chef-driven independent restaurants are the launching pads for many menu trends. Could the next Sriracha be ready to take off?

beef brisket sliced square

The LTO of the moment seems to be any prep that incorporates the smoked barbecue staple.

Currently, 72% of Top 500 chain restaurants have fried food on the menu, according to Technomic’s MenuMonitor . And despite a growing demand for healthy choices, 80% of consumers say they visit a...

fish sauce dish

The pungent flavoring is being embraced by operations of all sizes as the next innovation from Southeast Asia.

woman reading menu

This month’s menu trends provide comforting flavors in a thrilling format.

red robin burger square

Here are 10 current trends—illustrated in 50 burgers—that spotlight the boundless inventiveness that keeps customers coming back to burgers again and again.

ugly vegetables produce square

Vegetable scraps and imperfect produce are making it onto the dining table instead of getting tossed in the trash.

Braising, searing, barbecuing, charring…Sounds like the kitchen is prepping a hunk of beef or piece of chicken. But as consumers and restaurants become increasingly interested in veg-centric dishes,...

teds montana grill strawberry shortcake square

While most full-service chains are downsizing dessert lists, unique sundaes are up 35%. Ted’s Montana Grill has jumped on the trend with its seasonal strawberry shortcake.