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Consumer Trends

How did we do? A look back at Technomic’s 2016 food predictions

Here is a brief look back to see how our 2016 food trend forecast played out.


3 French desserts en vogue in the US

A look at French sweets beyond crepes and creme brulee making guests gasp, “Ooh la la!”

Strives to be an atypical American casual-dining chain with trendy messaging

Chains are revamping mozzarella sticks, chips, breaded veggies and dips.

Has the pumpkin spice craze gone too far? Check out these examples before you answer.

Guests can enjoy prix fixe menus and happy hour deals.

More than half of the restaurant industry’s $491 billion in sales come from the Top 500 chains. And these giants grew at a modestly stronger rate, both in terms of sales and store counts, than the industry overall. Restaurant Business focused on the leading 250 performers to identify trends for our first-ever special report delivering lessons from Technomic’s annual Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report. This special package includes lessons for all operators from the largest chains by segment, menu category and more.

Asian fried chicken recipes reign supreme.

Restaurants take sampling beyond beer and wine to waffles, pies, sauces and more.

The contemporary chain serves scratch-made American fare

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