Posted: Jan 17, 2022
"If you're thinking hot coffee is "so last season," don't toss your tumbler just yet.
"On the decline may be more accurate," says Lyons Magnus National Accounts Vice President John Koch. "Some chains are already reporting up to 75% of their coffee sales are cold. "
Koch says younger consumers are opting for cold beverages -- likely because a lot of flavors play better in cold drinks.
Specializing in creating beverage and ingredient solutions for foodservice customers, his team spent the year identifying food trends.
Cold beverages and the rise of comfort food are just two of the major themes we'll see in 2022.
"It used to be nostalgia was limited to just things that reminded you of your childhood but since the pandemic, people are just looking for things that make them kinda feel same and familiar," Koch said.
This year, we'll also start to see more people leaning toward plant-based options and companies offering a wider variety.
"It used to be everyone had a plant-based burger but now, you'll see chicken nuggets, pepperoni sausage for breakfast sandwiches, etc.," Koch said.
That goes for milk as well.
Immunity boosters and antioxidant-rich menu options will either be added or emphasized -- an already existing trend that's accelerated because of the pandemic.
"What's popular for restaurant customers are things they can easily identify as good for them," Koch said.
Don't expect to see all of these trends take over our dining out options. Koch says with supply chain issues and staffing shortages, they'll have to be selective, catering to their core clientele.
By Vanessa Vasconcelos
Source and complete article by: abc30.com
Go-Wine's mission is to organize food and beverage information and make it universally accessible and beneficial. These are the benefits of sharing your article in Go-Wine.com
Professional consulting to the Food and Beverage industry.www.winebusinessacademy.com
The Wine Thief Bistro & Specialty Wines is a locally owned small business in downtown Frankfort, IL offering world class wines in a relaxed, casual gathering spot for friends and family. Offering world class virtual tastings and touchless carryout.https://www.twtwineclub.com/aboutus
Go-Wine 25 Great Wineries in US selection prioritizes quality, value and availability.www.go-wine.com/great-wineries-in-america
Tasting wine is a nice experience, but visiting the places in which wine is made is a magic moment. Available in New York City for touchless pickup.