Fun Cocktails

Fun cocktails offer escape, entertainment, and shareability. Use your cocktail menu to push limits and thrill with new flavor combinations.
Coffee and cereal milk: tapping into morning cravings for on-trend brunch cocktails.
With their playful, relaxed vibe, modern slushies and shakes offer huge opportunity.
Cold brew coffee offers on-trend beverage builds
4 areas to explore to create a memorable, whimsical cocktail experience for your guests.

Magazine Current Issue

January-February 2018 Issue

This issue is special. It’s our annual Top 10 Trends edition, and the culmination of many months of research, collaboration, curation and plain hard work. But what makes it exceptional are the unique insights and modern inspirations that it provides for foodservice operators.

It is a veritable encryption code that deciphers 10 major menu-building opportunities, and the drivers fueling trend momentum. All packaged into a beautiful, high-quality print magazine and digital format that our team is proud to share with you.

We’re passionate about the meaningful work that goes into tracking menu-ready trends and sharing the strategies that will help you translate them for your operation—all in an engaging format. This is what drives us, and has for nearly 20 years. We invite you to enjoy the read.



Chobani® Greek Yogurt gives baked goods a boost, especially this pillowy soft charred Indian flatbread
Kathy Casey's top five trends and concepts on the front burner of the foodservice industry in 2018.


Buttermilk + Shiso leaf + White soy sauce
Wherever there’s a need for a distinctive, unexpected punch, Sambal shines brightly


Greek yogurt offers a pleasing balance between acidity and richness to desserts. Use it in Greek Yogurt Icing, Frozen Greek Yogurt and Almond Panna Cotta.
When it comes to sundaes, chefs are upping the flavor and textural ante, choosing intriguing combinations and pulling in on-trend ingredients.


Countrywide research reveals five next-level beverage opportunities
Vegetables aren’t just shining in food, they’re lighting up the cocktail menu as well


Sorghum is finally going national. Here are five ways to feature it on your menu.
Take an Indian national dish, major flavor or technique as inspiration, and craft that into a new form or flavor that works on your menu and with your consumer target.