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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 May 19, 2015, includes 176 PRO Trends and 880 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 2,369,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 176 Dinner PRO Trends = 176 Powerpoint Pages Dinner PPT Report
• 880 Dinner Examples

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• 123 Dinner Videos (Online) Dinner Videos
• 5,280 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:

Curated Dining Consumers seek out a cost-effective way to curate custom meals Implications - Moving beyond mere food delivery, consumers are turning to services that help curate entire dining experiences for customized appeal. By bringing 5-star dinner services into the comfort of people's homes, these meal options allow consumers to enjoy the extravagance that often comes with eating out at a fraction of the cost, all while maintaining the familiarity and comfort of ordering in.
Curated Dining
Consumers seek out a cost-effective way to curate custom meals
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Condensed Protein Consumers keep portion control top-of-mind when it comes to red meat Implications - Consumers are searching for reduced or alternative forms of red meat to relieve the guilt brought on by the health food movement. Besides easier delivery and consumption, these reformatted meals suggest that steak is an indulgence that can be portioned for both healthier consumption and on-the-go enjoyment.
Condensed Protein
Consumers keep portion control top-of-mind when it comes to red meat
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Global Carnivore Consumers go on the hunt for steak meals with international flavors Implications - Many cultures have their own unique interpretation of the classic steak dinner. The cuisine-curious consumer is interested in tasting each international variation, suggesting that the foodie palette has grown to be not only more experimental, but also more global, as consumers search for new ways to enjoy old favorites.
Global Carnivore
Consumers go on the hunt for steak meals with international flavors
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Health-Conscious Carnivore Consumers opt for healthy steak dishes to alleviate their guilt Implications - The emphasis on health-consciousness has caused many meat-eaters to reevaluate their consumption habits. Those unwilling to do away with red meat entirely are turning to reformatted steak dishes that feature healthy ingredients and marinades. Ultimately, consumers are feeling such a pressure to alter their diets, even their guilty pleasures are becoming more reflective of the health movement.
Health-Conscious Carnivore
Consumers opt for healthy steak dishes to alleviate their guilt
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Self-Curated Eatery Food and beverage retailers tailor individual needs with self-curating tasks Implications - Redefining how traditional meals and beverages are served, dining establishments are turning to self-curating activities to make eating and dining more customized. Giving patrons more control, retailers are allowing diners to arrange, taste and alter meals and desserts as they see fit, transforming traditional dining establishments into experiences that are cleverly tailored to each individual.
Self-Curated Eatery
Food and beverage retailers tailor individual needs with self-curating tasks
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Branded Milestone Brands step in to create memorable milestone experiences for consumers Implications - Brands today are aiming to feel less like anonymous corporate entities, and more like a comforting presence in consumers' lives. Wanting to further this quality in the consumer-brand relationship, many brands are offering custom online experiences that celebrate events and milestones in consumers' lives. This shift demonstrates that the stronger the brand humanization, the more willing consumers are to share intimate parts of their lives.
Branded Milestone
Brands step in to create memorable milestone experiences for consumers
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Frozen Gourmet Frozen meals shift to cater to upscale taste profiles Implications - Once considered a low-brow enjoyment, frozen meals have undergone a gourmet makeover. Frozen meals arebeing marketed towards a consumer with a refined palette, yet little time to prepare meals of the caliber they desire. Gourmet-inspired frozen dishes that pay careful consideration to ingredients and quality prove that thoughtful preparation can sway even the most particular consumer into opting for a low-cost, time-efficient alternative, while remaining confident they're not compromising their standards.
Frozen Gourmet
Frozen meals shift to cater to upscale taste profiles
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Hybrid Comfort Consumers incorporate pasta into other dishes for an unexpected take on comfort Implications - Pasta is a classic comfort food that consumers return to again and again. In order to enjoy it repeatedly without losing interest, consumers are incorporating pasta into different dishes for an unexpected twist. Whether it's a minor infusion, or a complete hybrid meal, these newfangled pasta dishes reveal a consumer desire to enjoy a familiar taste in a unique form.
Hybrid Comfort
Consumers incorporate pasta into other dishes for an unexpected take on comfort
4 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 170 more Dinner PRO Trends and 880 examples!



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