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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 Oct 21, 2014, includes 135 PRO Trends and 675 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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Our dinner research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced dinner articles and 2,111,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 135 Dinner PRO Trends = 135 Powerpoint Pages Dinner PPT Report
• 675 Dinner Examples

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• 95 Dinner Videos (Online) Dinner Videos
• 4,050 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:

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


Normalized Escape Couples opt for travel experiences that mimic ordinary life Implications - Mimicking the experiences of home, travel destinations are enticing couples with accommodations that are rustic, simplistic and surprisingly ordinary. This shift towards normalcy in travel denotes a preference for familiar, comfortable experiences that are approachable and easy to enjoy.
Normalized Escape
Couples opt for travel experiences that mimic ordinary life
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Anti-Signal Accessory Consumers turn to signal-blocking tech accessories to occasionally detach Implications - Seeking to find a middle ground between isolation and addictive online tendencies, users are turning to signal-blocking accessories for a temporary detachment. Using specially designed cases and even apps to block out WiFi signals and distractions, consumers are allowing themselves to go off the grid without having to physically part with their beloved tech devices.
Anti-Signal Accessory
Consumers turn to signal-blocking tech accessories to occasionally detach
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Remixed Hearty Cold weather dictates desire for more substance, yet interesting flavor Implications - The concept of the cold holiday seasons calling for more filling food is not new. However, as foodie culture expands, consumers are beginning to demand more than the standard turkey from their holiday meals. Meeting cold season tradition with culinary curiosity, remixed hearty meals make for something that is both comforting and exciting.
Remixed Hearty
Cold weather dictates desire for more substance, yet interesting flavor
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Theatrical Out-of-Home Billboards incorporate interactive enhancements for engagement Implications - Enhancing ordinary campaigns with heightened entertainment, marketers are turning to theatrical elements to make billboards more engaging. Using actors and live demonstrations to elevate ads with cinematic qualities, these billboards reflect the use of flashier marketing tactics to wow consumers.
Theatrical Out-of-Home
Billboards incorporate interactive enhancements for engagement
4 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 129 more Dinner PRO Trends and 675 examples!



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