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Download the National Restaurant Association 2021 restaurant trends

See the top food and menu trends that helped restaurants survive 2020 and which are keepers for 2021. 
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Six thousand restaurant operators and 1,000 consumers responded to surveys for the National Restaurant Association’s 2021 State of the Restaurant Industry report. Among the data: the top food and menu trends helping restaurants survive 2020, which are keepers into 2021, and the best-selling menu items today. 

Top trends include:

  • Streamlined menus
  • Overwhelming shift to off-premises dining
  • Blended meals, part homemade, part restaurant-supplied
  • Restaurant-brand meal kits
  • Alcohol to go 
  • And more

Download the trends

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