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.