Datassential found that 42% of college and university foodservice operators are serving The Blend and 83% either are serving or are interested in doing so
Nestlé launched its Sweet Earth brand plant-based Awesome Burger in the U.S. earlier this year
Today, 22% of consumers embrace a flexitarian diet, which means they consume meat only some of the time, according to Datassential.
At a special International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) presentation by Qualisoy, Datassential’s Colleen McClellan shared consumer dessert trends
What will the next generation of restaurant diners request or demand?
The changing restaurant landscape doesn’t just impact restaurant owners looking for their next concept. It also influences the cuisines consumers become more familiar with and expect from any chef’s menu.
According to our 2019 College & University Keynote Report (which includes data and insights from 120 C&U operators and 1,000 current students), nearly half of today’s students consider themselves foodies, motivating on-campus dining concepts to evolve.
Why today’s students could be a boon for tomorrow’s business.
RTD cocktails in 2019 have changed from the overly sweet ones of yesteryear. They now run the gamut from health-conscious hard seltzers (low in sugar and calories) to boozy classics that freeze well (manhattans, negronis, martinis) to hand-crafted drinks
Fewer than 1% of bar and restaurant menus include the highball, and only 22% of consumers 21 or over have tried it, the brand notes, citing food industry research firm Datassential