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Datassential's 10 food trends to know in 2021
Datassential's 10 food trends to know in 2021

Here are 10 trends to know – 3 macro trends and 7 flavor and ingredient trends – that you should consider as you think about your 2021 plans.

5 alcoholic beverage trends to know in 2021
5 alcoholic beverage trends to know in 2021

Many of the habits developed this year will continue into the year ahead, while new trends will pop up as consumers get back to normal.

Driving restaurant traffic in a post-COVID world
Driving restaurant traffic in a post-COVID world

As consumers start to eat out again, how do you drive them to your operation?

2020 vision: The food trends that will impact the industry in the year ahead
2020 vision: The food trends that will impact the industry in the year ahead

In 2020, there are some big factors we’ll be keeping our eye on that could have major ramifications for the food industry well into the future.

papalo sandwich
papalo sandwich

As the trend cycle moves faster and younger generations seek out new experiences, it’s becoming even more important for every type of operator not just pay attention to the next generation of foods and flavors, but to start acting on them even sooner.

persimmon
persimmon

Every year the team at Datassential comes together to develop our list of the flavors and ingredients that should be on the food industry’s radar in the years ahead.

Five lessons as millennials mature and evolve
Five lessons as millennials mature and evolve

We not only uncover how the subgroups within this generation think and behave differently, but we also dive into how millennials differ from the population overall. Here are five early findings.

What’s next for fast casuals?
What’s next for fast casuals?

Is this the end of the golden age of fast casual dining?

state fair food
state fair food

Summer adds a whole range of new food options fighting for the consumer dollar.

foodservice labor
foodservice labor

The majority of operators are certainly worried about rising labor costs – 75% of operators said they are concerned about labor costs, and one-third of operators are very concerned.

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