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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 Jun 22, 2015, includes 191 PRO Trends and 955 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 2,399,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 191 Dinner PRO Trends = 191 Powerpoint Pages Dinner PPT Report
• 955 Dinner Examples

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• 134 Dinner Videos (Online) Dinner Videos
• 5,730 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:

Shareable Tradition Comfort food is portioned for communal eating Implications - Traditional comfort foods, such as pasta, are being reformatted for collective consumption. Foods that are portioned for easier sharing are popular among consumers, as it not only enhances the dining experience, but also allows them to try several dishes in one sitting. When applied to more traditional cuisines, this communal approach to eating encourages family bonding in a way that is both novel and experiential.
Shareable Tradition
Comfort food is portioned for communal eating
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Atypical Sweetener Consumers swap refined sugars for coconut-based alternatives Implications - With the harmful effects of excess sugar consumption now being widely publicized, consumers have begun searching for low-calorie alternatives. The rising popularity of less refined sugars and sweeteners -- especially those that come from natural sources, such as coconut -- indicates not only that preventative health is at the forefront of consumers' purchasing decisions; it also showcases a willingness on the part of the Western consumer to look at other cultures for health inspiration.
Atypical Sweetener
Consumers swap refined sugars for coconut-based alternatives
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Collaborative Cuisine Apps in the food market hone in on a communal approach to dining Implications - An expanding list of smartphone apps are honing in on the communal side of dining. This shift follows up on rising consumer preferences for interactive, in-person activities that help cell phone users engage with one another in spite of the personal disconnect that often comes with technology.
Collaborative Cuisine
Apps in the food market hone in on a communal approach to dining
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Handheld Health Smartphone users turn to apps for instantaneous nutrition needs Implications - Smartphone apps geared towards food are placing evident emphasis on nutritional wants and needs. This tech-meets-dining movement is in tune with Millennials who are preoccupied with wellness and who are constantly plugged in, providing them with access to in-demand digital content while on the go, while also lending to a less reactive approach to fitness that Millennials prefer over older generations.
Handheld Health
Smartphone users turn to apps for instantaneous nutrition needs
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Connected Prep Traditional kitchen appliances are adapted for high-tech allure Implications - Taking a more efficient approach to meal preparation, tech-savvy consumers are turning to smart cooking appliances for automated appeal. Adding the ability to track, monitor and digitally connect appliances, brands are seeking to not only streamline the cooking process, but modernize traditional kitchen tools for the both digital age and digital consumer.
Connected Prep
Traditional kitchen appliances are adapted for high-tech allure
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Invigorating Confection Tart and sweet flavors are combined for lighter consumption Implications - As the interest in flavor reversal continues to grow, bitter, tangy and sour flavors are being incorporated into confectionery products. Moving away from conventional seasonal flavors such as citrus, brands are choosing to infuse baked goods with tea flavors, such as earl gray and matcha, to achieve a similarly tart, invigorating taste. Replacing traditional summer flavors offers a remixed take on seasonal refreshment, playing to consumers' desire for constant reinvention.
Invigorating Confection
Tart and sweet flavors are combined for lighter consumption
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Caffeinated Confection Desserts take on strong flavors with the addition of coffee ingredients Implications - Coffee is no longer reserved for the beverage industry. Instead, food brands and culinary experts are infusing caffeinated ingredients into common desserts. This reflects the strong power of contemporary coffee culture and its overall impact on the food sector that is now satisfying consumer cravings for creative java products.
Caffeinated Confection
Desserts take on strong flavors with the addition of coffee ingredients
4 Examples + Score + Implications


De-Sophistication More high-end edibles in various industries get more low-brow makeovers Implications - Food and drink choices are considered status items by many, however in today's hyper-public society, anything too ostentatious and opulent can be considered insensitive. As a result, high-end and low-end ideas are converging in the world of cuisine. This makes for an acceptable form of luxury that also opens sophisticated products to a bigger market.
De-Sophistication
More high-end edibles in various industries get more low-brow makeovers
6 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 185 more Dinner PRO Trends and 955 examples!



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