Restaurant Business partnered with Technomic for this report. Technomic’s Ignite food trends data is an online tool that tracks current and past menus on an ongoing basis. This report represents ingredient data tracked at more than 5,000 emerging chains and high-volume independents, collected from Q3 2017 to Q3 2018. Growth is calculated by the yearly percentage change in the number of operators menuing specific ingredients.

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