Cheers to this year’s top beverage trends

Spring has officially arrived, so let’s celebrate with this year’s top beverage trends! While some of the popular choices from last year continue to dominate diner demand, 2024 offers a few new directions for restaurateurs looking to broaden their beverage menus to get creative and build a buzz. Alcoholic beverages make up about 21 per […]

How restaurants are standing out from the crowd in 2024

As operators vie for consumer dollars, many restaurants are striving to set themselves apart with an improved guest experience and better value. Today’s crowded marketplace calls for restaurateurs to find ways to capture attention and attract guests to continue to compete and grow their revenues. Upping the value Many QSRs are choosing to focus on […]

Mocktails get a makeover as consumer demand rises

The last few years have seen a significant rise in mocktails on menus as operators get creative with non-alcoholic beverages to meet the growing consumer demand. As 57 per cent of global consumers plan to participate in Dry January, restaurants need to look at their menus for opportunities to add in items that will satisfy […]

Nostalgia remains a popular menu theme

Menu trends come and go, but nostalgia is something that diners have consistently looked for from their favourite restaurant menus. Studies show that 71 per cent of guests are looking to enjoy dishes from their youth, so incorporating some of the classics on your menu can set you apart from your competition and attract interest […]

Stick with sweets for a winning summer menu

Diners love desserts! In fact, Datassential’s latest report shows that 95 per cent of people have had sweets within the last week, and 63 per cent of consumers have indulged within the last 24 hours. This course, of course, is not a new concept, but 45 per cent of operators saw a rise in dessert […]

2023’s top trends add flavour and colour to restaurant menus

Each year we see new colours, flavours and ingredients topping the menu trends list, so what’s in store for 2023 menus? Experts predict everything from global influences to splashy colours to nostalgic favourites, and more. Try out some of these top 2023 trends at your restaurant to stay current, get your customers talking, and appeal […]

Restaurant design for the post-pandemic consumer

By Tom Nightingale Perfecting your restaurant design can be tricky but it is a vital step for attracting and retaining customers. How can restaurateurs ensure they are appealing to the contemporary consumer and providing an atmosphere and aesthetic that diners want to experience? Datassential’s Trendspotting report offered a lowdown on some key and emerging trends in […]