Trends we spotted | Week 52 2021

3-1-2022

  • trends we spotted this week
  • 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!

Reading time: 2 minutes and the recipes don’t take that much time either 😉

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

21-12-2021

  • Chipotle Digital KitchenChipotle Digital Kitchen
  • 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’?

Reading time: 2 minutes

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Radisson Hotel Group opens first winter sport hotel in Turkey

21-12-2021

  • Radisson Blu Hotel - location Mount Erciyes TurkeyRadisson Blu Hotel - location Mount Erciyes Turkey
  • Radisson Blu Hotel - Mount Erciyes fire placeRadisson Blu Hotel - Mount Erciyes fire place
  • Radisson Blu Hotel - Mount Erciyes - a room with a viewRadisson Blu Hotel - Mount Erciyes - a room with a view
  • Radisson Blu Hotel - Mount Erciyes RestaurantRadisson Blu Hotel - Mount Erciyes Restaurant
  • Radisson Blu Hotel - Mount Erciyes - a room with a viewRadisson Blu Hotel - Mount Erciyes - a room with a view
  • Radisson Blu Hotel - Mount Erciyes - a room with a viewRadisson Blu Hotel - Mount Erciyes - a room with a view

Radisson Hotel Group has opened its first ski hotel in Mount Erciyes and second hotel in the Kayseri province. Radisson Blu Hotel, Mount Erciyes is located just off the slopes in the centre of the Mount Erciyes ski region with direct access to all the best mountain lifts, ski slopes and après ski facilities.

Have you ever thought about going skiing in Turkey? We didn’t, but Mount Erciyes is a volcano in Turkey and you can ski on the north to east side of the mountain. In the article the link to their snow-forecast but the snow depth was already 12 cm on Monday 20 December and they had 4 powder snow days up until now.

Reading time: 2 minutes

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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.

Reading time: 3 minutes

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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.

Reading time: 2 minutes

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Hotels for Trees | Blycolin becomes Founding Partner

16-12-2021

  • Blycolin founding partner of Hotels for TreesBlycolin founding partner of Hotels for Trees
  • Blycolin founding partner of Hotels for TreesBlycolin founding partner of Hotels for Trees

Blycolin becomes Founding Partner of Hotels for Trees. The international specialist in linen service for the hospitality industry offers the foundation financial support for further European growth. Furthermore, Blycolin will promote the concept among its more than 2,000 hotel customers.

Hotels for Trees is committed to making hotel room cleaning more sustainable by converting savings into planting trees. Until now they have planted 5,000 trees, their goal for 2022 is 100,000 trees and by 2025 even 1 million trees. It is an easy concept to implement for both the hotels and their guests. A number of renowned Dutch hotels are already participating, such as Grand Hotel De Draak, Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin, Banks Mansion and Hotel Kapellerput. More about this concept in this article.

Reading time: 2 minutes

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Nobu Hotel and Restaurant San Sebastián will open in 2023

16-12-2021

  • Nobu Hotel and Restaurant opens in San Sebastián in 2023Nobu Hotel and Restaurant opens in San Sebastián in 2023
  • Nobu Hotel and Restaurant opens in San Sebastián in 2023Nobu Hotel and Restaurant opens in San Sebastián in 2023

Nobu Hospitality, the global lifestyle brand founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro, and Meir Teper, announced its fourth Spanish hotel and restaurant – Nobu Hotel and Restaurant San Sebastián. With a strong focus on cuisine, local culture, and architectural design combined with an air of celebrity, Nobu may have met its match in San Sebastián. As the capital of Gipuzkoa, this is a city with the most Michelin stars per square meter than anywhere else in the world, the site of Balenciaga’s first atelier, and a place that Hemingway fondly called home while writing ‘Fiesta’. A true culinary mecca, the mountainous Basque Country’s culture is reflected throughout the coastal town, where visitors are invited to hop from bar to restaurant while sampling bitesize gastronomy referred to locally as pintxo.

Reading time: 2 minutes

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