2016 September October
New Trends Outside the Big Easy
On-trend menu builds that stand out with rich flavor stories
The shifting plate makeup is putting a renewed emphasis on quality protein with flavor at the forefront
Extend the flavor stories behind some of the most craveable and successful profiles today
The success of the banh mi has demonstrated the importance of high-impact produce in sandwiches
Chefs are exploring the menu potential of furikake and togarashi, two high-impact finishes
Thanks to younger consumers—raised with single-varietal coffees, a rainbow of black, green, white and red tea shades, and curious about anything that smacks of the new—innovative methods, like cold-brew have found little customer resistance.
Newer menu development around seafood is edgier, more global, and often sees bolder flavor combinations.
Generic tomato soup and clam chowder will probably never go away, but creative innovation can help elevate soups to signature. Here are 10 upgrades, from creative garnishes to edgy, global mash-ups, that could give chicken noodle a run for your profits.