According to Technomic:
BBQ is one of the few foodservice industry menu segments where growth is anticipated in the near future. Comfort foods – central to BBQ concept menus – are trending upward, and will remain prevalent on menus for years to come.
In fact, BBQ is on the rise in nearly every restaurant segment.* BBQ continues to grow in popularity at quick-serve and midscale establishments, appearing on items ranging from pizzas to salads and burgers. There’s even an upscale BBQ movement, with more fine dining restaurants serving BBQ dishes than ever before (+8.4%, 2008 vs. 2012*).
*Source: Datassential MenuTrends
Although comfort foods still rule the menu, consumers continually seek unique, new flavor profiles. These ‘twists’ on comfort foods are a launching pad for innovation — consider adding trendy sauces and new ingredients in order to create signature entrées and side dishes.
How Reser’s Foodervice® Can Help
Trends show that operators continue to seek ways to improve profitability. At Reser’s, our goal is to provide the highest quality refrigerated prepared foods to enhance your menu, as well as the support you need to improve your bottom line.
Reser’s Foodservice® is affiliated with some of the industry’s most highly regarded resources and groups in order to better serve you, such as:
For more information on how we can help you identify and capitalize on emerging trends, contact your Reser’s Foodservice® representative.