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About the Dinner Report

The Dinner Trend Report features the most popular food trends and dinner ideas in the restaurant and kitchen supply industry. With many individuals looking to save money, consumers have cut excess costs by throwing potluck dinner parties, or focusing on lunch and brunch as their main meal of the day. Meanwhile, healthy recipes and meals have also been on the increase, as people are now turning to salads or greens for dinner options. Our Dinner Trend Report provides crucial insight into the evolving market and how restaurants and food retailers are adjusting to consumer patterns.

Who It's For

Our crowd-sourced research is ideal for those in the food industry. Companies will find inspiration for restaurant concepts that adhere to current consumer trends, such as digital dinner bills and unique cutlery designs perfect for any dinner party, in the Dinner Trend Report.

Our Dinner Trend Report provides valuable insight on tracking consumer trends and patterns to incite new marketing strategies and product designs in the food industry.

The Dinner Trend Report, last published on Nov 26, 2014, includes 141 PRO Trends and 705 examples of dinner market research and dinner consumer trends related to: dinner ideas, restaurant, potluck dinner parties, recipes, food and dinner trends.

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Methodology

Our dinner research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced dinner articles and 2,165,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 141 Dinner PRO Trends = 141 Powerpoint Pages Dinner PPT Report
• 705 Dinner Examples

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• 99 Dinner Videos (Online) Dinner Videos
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Sample Dinner Pro Trends

Each Dinner PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online dinner articles, videos and images. Examples:

Free-From Indulgence A guilt-free approach is adopted in typically indulgent treats and recipes Implications - Organic and gluten-free consumers are always on the hunt for alternative ways to enjoy everyday foods, which has prompted the development of desserts that cater to these very specific needs. This shift towards making indulgent foods restriction-friendly appeals to consumer both dedicated and dabbling in specialty diets.
Free-From Indulgence
A guilt-free approach is adopted in typically indulgent treats and recipes
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Gluten-Free Refreshment The beverage market shifts to cater to consumers on specialty diets Implications - More consumers than ever are following alternative diets, free from gluten and GMOs, which has prompted the promotion of beverages free from these ingredients. Capitalizing on the free-from trend and providing consumers with specialty diet restrictions with easy-to-identify options, this shift signifies that consumers are paying particularly close attention to what they consume, and expect brands to cater to these needs.
Gluten-Free Refreshment
The beverage market shifts to cater to consumers on specialty diets
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Blatant Faux Fake fur provides mental and physical comfort in more than just clothing Implications - Though physical comfort is still important to consumers, the desire for a clear conscience has consumers seeking alternatives to luxurious, but often cruel fur. This ushers in a wave of faux fur that is so pervasive it is penetrating industries beyond fashion. Consumers are wearing their faux fur badge with pride, un-intuitively going against the glamorization of "authenticity" in favor of passive activism.
Blatant Faux
Fake fur provides mental and physical comfort in more than just clothing
7 Examples + Score + Implications


Digital Dining Marketing Food brands tie in social media to push the social aspect of eating Implications - Capitalizing on the social nature of eating, food brands are using social media in both marketing and interactive campaigns to reach consumers and even bring people together in some cases. Whether integrated into the product itself or as part of a campaign, this shift reflects the way in which in-person social activities are moving online.
Digital Dining Marketing
Food brands tie in social media to push the social aspect of eating
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Streamlining Nutrition Seeking efficiency, consumers turn to all-in-one health food kits Implications - Despite the health benefits of nutritional meals, extra preparation and costs can often deter consumers tight on time. Making healthy consumption easier, nutritional kits and dinner baskets help make the process of healthy eating much more efficient, particularly for busy parents. This shift speaks to a desire for more customized and individually curated meals.
Streamlining Nutrition
Seeking efficiency, consumers turn to all-in-one health food kits
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Seasonal Customization Consumers opt for DIY techniques to add personal touches to holiday decor Implications - Moving away from the typical aesthetics found in store-bought products, consumers are turning to DIY activities to add individuality to holiday decor. Making Christmas trees and gift wrapping using unexpected materials, consumers are heightening seasonal experiences with greater sentimental features. This reflects a need to maintain tradition in a more creative and personalized manner.
Seasonal Customization
Consumers opt for DIY techniques to add personal touches to holiday decor
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Dippable Protein Calorie-laden dips are upgraded with meat and yogurt for diet-conscious consumers Implications - Instead of avoiding foods like appetizers and dips, consumers are turning to protein-rich modifications to satisfy cravings while still maintaining diet restrictions. This unexpected incorporation of protein signifies how consumers prefer substitutions over complete avoidance.
Dippable Protein
Calorie-laden dips are upgraded with meat and yogurt for diet-conscious consumers
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Sentimental Sightseeing Couples opt for a more romantic approach with train tours Implications - Travel companies are playing up the nostalgia of train travel in order to appeal to couples. Offering a more scenic and drawn out sightseeing option, this approach to getting around combines exciting excursions with an emotional tie-in.
Sentimental Sightseeing
Couples opt for a more romantic approach with train tours
4 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 135 more Dinner PRO Trends and 705 examples!



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