2014 has been quite an interesting year for restaurants! In our newsletters and blog articles over this past year, we have explored new restaurant concepts, food trends, the Millennial crowd and how the economy is impacting the industry.
Here are some interesting findings we investigated:
– The increasing influence of Millennials
So what do we have to look forward to in 2015?
Nation’s Restaurant News recently conducted their “What’s Hot in 2015” culinary forecast and revealed that the top four hot trends from last year—locally sourced meats and seafood, locally grown produce, environmental sustainability, and healthy kids’ meals—will remain hot for 2015 based on their survey of 1,300 chefs. However, trends like nose-to-tail and housemade soft drinks were declining. See the full report here.
This NRN.com article delves right into menu items: “Hot restaurant menu trends for 2015,” with tacos, soft serve, spicy flavors, meat spreads, mini cocktails, and Spanish cuisine as some to watch out for.
Needless to say, we at Synergy are excited to see what 2015 brings.