The Week Without Meat & Dairy in the Netherlands

6-1-2022

  • Week Zonder Vlees & Zuivel

The fifth edition of the Dutch National Week Zonder Vlees (Without Meat) will take place from the 7th – 13th of March 2022. Since the first edition in March 2018, this sustainability campaign has been an annual initiative that shows that eating less meat has a positive impact on the climate. New this year is the addition ‘& Dairy’. In addition to reducing meat, dairy also has a very dominant effect on the climate. During the Dutch National Week Without Meat & Dairy 2022, participants are therefore challenged not only to forgo meat, but also to try to replace dairy. You can register here!

In the past year we have also seen a number of restaurants and Dutch chains, such as Bram Ladage and Eazie, which responded to this Dutch week last year. It remains a great idea to tempt your guests to choose a special vegetarian menu during this week!

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Hyatt rolls out room keys in Apple Wallet

4-1-2022

  • Hyatt offers room keys in Apple Wallet - credits HyattHyatt offers room keys in Apple Wallet - credits Hyatt
  • Hyatt offers room keys in Apple Wallet - credits HyattHyatt offers room keys in Apple Wallet - credits Hyatt

In the beginning of December, Hyatt introduced the new contactless key technology of Hyatt Guests to seamlessly and securely tap their iPhone or Apple Watch to unlock across the first six participating U.S. hotels. Hyatt is the first brand to offer room keys in Apple Wallet.

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Industry-leading innovations for BurgerFi | Like in-car OnMyWay CommerceTM

4-1-2022

  • Patty de Robot at BurgerFiPatty de Robot at BurgerFi

BurgerFi, one of the nation’s fastest-growing, premium fast-casual concepts, is testing and expanding five new technologies and creative strategies to stay ahead of evolving consumer preferences and combat widespread labour shortages that have plagued the restaurant industry since the onset of the pandemic. They introduced Patty the Robot, new Ghost Kitchens and In-car OnMyWay CommerceTM will be introduced in 2022. The brand remains at the forefront of innovation as part of its commitment to providing the best restaurant guest experience, while continuing its aggressive expansion up the Eastern Seaboard.

When will we spot the In-car OnMyWay CommerceTM in Europe?

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Trends we spotted | Week 52 2021

3-1-2022

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  • Bagels & Beans opent in de Brabander, Tilburg
  • Tapestry by Hilton -Cosmopolita Rome
  • KFC_Green_Marketing_Campaign
  • Skybar Paris on the rooftop of Pullman Paris Montparnasse

At horecatrends.com we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the other trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

With this week links to articles amongst others about the first beer spa in France and in Paris opened the first European Skybar on the rooftop of the Pullman Paris Montparnasse.

In Belgium La Trappe Beer introduced a modern and sustainable habit for the monks of the Koningshoeven Abbey, created by G-Star RAW.

The VersaValet by Standard Textile is a laundry collection bag that doubles as clean return garment bag. And the Vegan Babybel cheese, covered with green wax is available on the UK market at the Sainsbury’s supermarkets.

An interesting article at VegNews about ‘turning beer waste into vegan eggs and milk’ by Anheuser-Busch InBev. And Italy will welcome its first Tapestry Collection by Hilton Hotel in Rome’s Historic Centre this year, Cosmopolita Rome.

McDonald’s China is testing ‘Green Charging Bike’ at 2 stores, the bikes are created by waste and help their guests to charge for example their phone. And KFC China launched an interactive section on its Super App addressing topics including “Exploring Carbon Reduction” and “The Journey to Carbon Neutrality”. A green rewards program.

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Dry January Survival Kits by Hairless Dog Brewing Company

3-1-2022

  • Dry January Kits by Hairless Dog Brewing CompanyDry January Kits by Hairless Dog Brewing Company
  • Dry January Kits by Hairless Dog Brewing CompanyDry January Kits by Hairless Dog Brewing Company
  • Dry January Kits by Hairless Dog Brewing CompanyDry January Kits by Hairless Dog Brewing Company

Enjoyed the December celebrations a bit too much? No worries, now it’s time for that, seemingly endless, Dry January Month. Hairless Dog Brewing Company created ‘Dry January Survival Kits’! Do you have a 0.0% alcohol twist in your restaurant, bar of café?

Dry January® continues to gain popularity among the ‘sober curious’ looking to experiment with the alcohol-free lifestyle. To assist those who want to give it a try, Hairless Dog Brewing Company has revealed its Dry January Survival Kits. Prices include your choice of the three Hairless Dog 0% ABV craft NA beer varieties and merchandise.

Reading time: 1 minute, creating your own Dry January 0.0% twist might take some time!

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Balsamic Vinegar of Modena | Unique, European inspired recipes

3-1-2022

  • Recipes with Balsamic Vinegar of ModenaRecipes with Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

Last week, in anticipation of New Year’s Eve celebrations across the globe, The Consortium of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena (Aceto Balsamico di Modena) shared two easy recipes featuring the European staple that are sure to infuse a bit of flair into any occasion.

Just because we love the flavour of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena and we think the recipes shared by them are easy to make, we had to publish this article. If you’re ever find the possibility to buy an older (like 25 years’ old or even more) Balsamic Vinegar, please do. The taste is so special, and it really adds a great acetic sweet flavour to many dishes. Besides the two recipes of the creamy fondue and the Mary Modena, you can find a lot more recipes on their website, like the delicious balsamic raviolini in a brown butter sage sauce!

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Chipotlane Digital Kitchen | First ‘’grey kitchen’’?

21-12-2021

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  • Chipotle Digital Kitchen
  • Chipotle Digital KitchenChipotle Digital Kitchen

The new format will exclusively fulfill digital orders for pick up or delivery. Chipotle Mexican Grill announced its first Chipotlane Digital Kitchen restaurant in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The new prototype offers a Chipotlane and walk-up window for efficient digital order pickup. Located in Ohio, the restaurant is scheduled to open later this month. Chipotle’s second digital-only restaurant prototype serves guests who order ahead on the Chipotle app and Chipotle.com, and marketplace partners.

With no dining room access for guests but with patio seating to enjoy their meals. Kind of a ‘grey kitchen’ instead of a ‘dark kitchen’?

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The Market Drayton McDonald’s | The first UK net zero carbon restaurant

20-12-2021

  • The Market Drayton McDonald's - the first net zero carbon restaurant in the UKThe Market Drayton McDonald's - the first net zero carbon restaurant in the UK
  • The Market Drayton McDonald's - the first net zero carbon restaurant in the UKThe Market Drayton McDonald's - the first net zero carbon restaurant in the UK
  • The Market Drayton McDonald's - the first net zero carbon restaurant in the UKThe Market Drayton McDonald's - the first net zero carbon restaurant in the UK
  • The Market Drayton McDonald's - the first net zero carbon restaurant in the UKThe Market Drayton McDonald's - the first net zero carbon restaurant in the UK
  • The Market Drayton McDonald's - the first net zero carbon restaurant in the UKThe Market Drayton McDonald's - the first net zero carbon restaurant in the UK

December 10, McDonald’s opened the UK’s first net zero carbon restaurant. The Market Drayton McDonald’s, which will act as a blueprint for future restaurants around the country, has been designed to be net zero emissions standard in both construction and everyday operation – an industry first.

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Trends we spotted | Week 50

20-12-2021

  • ‘Loco Gifts and Gear’ store by El Pollo Loco‘Loco Gifts and Gear’ store by El Pollo Loco

At horecatrends.com we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the other trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

With this week links to articles about winter coffees from all over the world, inspiration from Starbucks. And a “snowman pizza” made by Joe’s Rotisseria in New Jersey!

The first 1,600 Neder Bananas from Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands were harvested at the end of November. Many atypical and sustainable products are made of them! Ever heard of ‘National Cookies Day’? We didn’t, but this day is celebrated on December 4th and Subway opened a ‘Cookieway’ pop-up store around this date.

The fast food chain ‘El Pollo Loco’ is launching a ‘Loco Gifts and Gear’ store in which they sell merchandise specially designed for them, such as a bicycle. And the UK’s cheapest champagne bar has opened, Aldi will sell its award-winning Veuve Monsigny champagne for just £2.33 a glass. And so nice: a ‘Santa sushi’, created by Wave Asian Bistro & Sushi out in Mount Dora, Florida.

Airbnb had a special Christmas promotion in the USA: 4 people could be guests for one night in the ‘Home Alone’ house! Including lots of details like the cheese pizza and Kraft Macaroni & Cheese.

In London you can enjoy the patisserie of the French chef Cedric Grolet in The Berkeley Café and when you are in London now you can enjoy a special ‘Borealis’ by the famous artist Dan Acher for 2 more days. Northern lights above London during the Winter Lights season, we would love to see that above Amsterdam as well!

 Uber Eats was the first to deliver meals to space on December 11! And have you heard of PappaRoti? They sell drinks and special coffee buns from Malaysia in more than 400 locations worldwide. Located in Brussels, among others.

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A sustainable cup of coffee from Mister Barish

17-12-2021

  • Mister Barish - Beans and MachinesMister Barish - Beans and Machines
  • Mister BarishMister Barish
  • Mister Barish - Experience store AmsterdamMister Barish - Experience store Amsterdam
  • Mister Barish experience store - AmsterdamMister Barish experience store - Amsterdam

A sustainable cup with black gold for everyone: that is what the Mister Barish coffee brand stands for. By selling loose coffee beans, purchased at fair prices from plantations with environmentally friendly products, the brand wants to combat the growing use of single-use plastic. Unique in the Netherlands: Mister Barish sells monthly subscriptions where the customer pays per cup of coffee. This includes a device, service and support and the most suitable beans. This makes good and luxurious coffee more accessible to a wider audience. This December, Mister Barish opened its first experience store in Amsterdam, officially launching the brand in the Netherlands.

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