FD Buyer: Restaurant Trends Grocers Should Know
Through a special arrangement, presented here for discussion is a summary
of a current article from Frozen & Dairy Buyer magazine.
study by Packaged Facts suggests that retailers take a page from the restaurant
playbook when it comes to breakfast.
Noting that chefs and product innovators
are reinventing breakfast in order to offer alternatives to the typical quick-serve
fare, the report stated: "The
fact is that breakfast isn’t just hot. It’s cold, eaten in the
form of whole grain cereal and customized granola. It’s gourmet made
into elaborate artisan bread sandwiches. Breakfast is so much more than it
used to be – and it’s more popular than ever, despite the economic downturn."
fierce competition for the consumer’s breakfast dollar between restaurants,
supermarkets, convenience stores and "street food", innovators
are pushing the envelope with new products, flavors and even new uses for existing
Here are several restaurant breakfast trends that bear watching:
breakfast: Traditional breakfast dishes using the freshest ingredients
and incorporating global flavor twists.
New Whole Grains: As consumers are looking for gluten-free alternatives
and better-tasting healthful breakfast options, whole grain cereal and breakfast
pastry are diversifying beyond whole wheat.
Waffles Gone Wild: Waffles can be used as a carrier or simply solo
and are taking on new savory and sweet forms everywhere from fine dining to
Breakfast pizza: Savory pies get a breakfast twist, topped with ingredients
such as eggs, bacon and even fruit.
Eggs All Day: A flexible protein that’s being adapted for all
Breakfast in a Bowl: Breakfast foods ranging from savory to sweet,
combined together in a bowl for a portable, convenient breakfast.
Discussion Questions: How do you see the breakfast opportunity evolving for
food retailers? What restaurant breakfast trends offer the most potential for
- Restaurant Trends Grocers Should Know – Frozen & Dairy Buyer
Trends: Culinary Trend Mapping Report – Packaged Facts (Sub.