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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 Aug 20, 2015, includes 211 PRO Trends and 1,055 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 2,445,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 211 Dinner PRO Trends = 211 Powerpoint Pages Dinner PPT Report
• 1,055 Dinner Examples

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• 148 Dinner Videos (Online) Dinner Videos
• 6,330 Dinner Images (Online) Dinner Images
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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:

Influencer Expertise Social media influencers are consulted for their cultural know-how Implications - Recognized for their influence, bloggers and social media personalities have become a staple in many brands' campaign and marketing efforts. Taking things one step further, many brands have begun consulting and working with these influencers on actual products. By applying influencers' cultural and generational knowledge, brands are able to create more authentic goods that resonate with younger consumers.
Influencer Expertise
Social media influencers are consulted for their cultural know-how
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Parenting Authenticity Brands connect with millennial parents through marketing transparency Implications - As millennials begin to have children of their own, many of the values associated with the demographic are carried over into parenting purchases. In the hopes of building trust among young millennial parents, brands are highlighting a dedication to health and sustainability with comedic, honest representations of the complexities of modern parenting.
Parenting Authenticity
Brands connect with millennial parents through marketing transparency
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Cultural Authenticity Brands recognize diverse cultural identities to strengthen relationships Implications - Though the Hispanic market is rapidly growing in terms of purchasing power, it remains largely under-served in the commercial marketplace. Brands are beginning to take notice, seeking to create an authentic connection with the Hispanic consumer by incorporating traditional cultural practices, holistically and without Americanization. The use of bi-lingual campaigns or Latino spokespeople communicates that brands are prioritizing the Hispanic population, and the lack of forced assimilation gives these campaigns credence.
Cultural Authenticity
Brands recognize diverse cultural identities to strengthen relationships
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Restaurant Replica Consumers gravitate to frozen meals that offer restaurant-ready meals Implications - In order to satiate their experiential taste buds without breaking the bank, many consumers are searching for frozen meals that specifically cater to restaurant imitation. Frozen meals that are larger in size and more complex in flavor not only appeal to the budget-conscious foodie, but also gives them a chance to experiment at home with food they would normally order out.
Restaurant Replica
Consumers gravitate to frozen meals that offer restaurant-ready meals
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Creative Convenience Imaginative designs enhance the competitive edge of frozen foods Implications - Frozen food packaging is now one of the primary subjects of modern, creative designs that are standing out in supermarket aisles. Across the board, eye-catching designs are proving essential to both traditional and non-traditional consumer segments that benefit from enhanced visibility.
Creative Convenience
Imaginative designs enhance the competitive edge of frozen foods
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Superfood Convenience Consumers are drawn to frozen meals with nutrient-rich ingredients Implications - Consumers are enticed to challenge conventional wisdom regarding nutritional value with superfood-infused frozen meals. As brands aim to re-position the products as viable meal options, nutrient-rich frozen dishes with valuable fiber and protein offer a healthy compromise for consumption-conscious consumers with busy schedules.
Superfood Convenience
Consumers are drawn to frozen meals with nutrient-rich ingredients
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Gourmet Cinema Movie theater chains entice consumers with high-end food and drink Implications - As OTT and streaming services become major rivals of traditional movie theaters, brands and chains are getting more creative with upscale menu items and in-seat service. Gourmet menus and craft cocktails elevate the consumer experience to one of indulgence, customization and affordable glamour.
Gourmet Cinema
Movie theater chains entice consumers with high-end food and drink
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Whole Grain Health Complex carbohydrates expand to aid consumers beyond dietary health Implications - While the dietary benefits of whole grain foods are certainly not new, these health foods are being re-discovered by consumers to aid in other areas of one's life. Known to be a factor in enhancing serotonin levels and therefore encouraging sleep, complex carbohydrates like brown rice and whole grains are being adapted into new food forms as a means to combat typically stressful health conditions. Helping individuals improve their sleep patterns in a less invasive manner, the use of complex carbohydrates speaks to the broadening usage of health foods in all aspects of consumer lives.
Whole Grain Health
Complex carbohydrates expand to aid consumers beyond dietary health
4 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 205 more Dinner PRO Trends and 1,055 examples!



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