Trends we spotted | Week 20

20-5-2022

  • Trends we spotted
  • Jubilee celebrations at Claridge’sJubilee celebrations at Claridge’s
  • Kate Pery in clip Takeaway.com - credits Vijat MohindraKate Pery in clip Takeaway.com - credits Vijat Mohindra
  • McDonalds USA - Chocolatey Pretzel McFlurryMcDonalds USA - Chocolatey Pretzel McFlurry

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 amongst others links to articles about the beer brand Coors, which introduced a barley milk, ‘Golden Wing’.  And we congratulate Brewdog on their 15th anniversary, they have created a 15%. PUNK. IPA for the occasion!

Katy Perry collaborates with Takeaway.com in a new campaign. Did you see their clip already? You can watch the whole clip further in this article. And Richard Branson’s Virgin Limited Edition currently has seven high-end hotels and the eighth, the Son Bunyola Hotel on Mallorca, is due to open in the summer of 2023.

There are already two Paradox Museums in Oslo and Stockholm, and at the end of this year a Paradox Museum will open in the ‘American Dream’ shopping and indoor family entertainment park in New Jersey.

On May 12, the 50 best pizzerias in Europe were announced by, 50 Top Pizza Europe 2022. According to them, you eat the best pizza at Peppe Pizzeria in Paris. We congratulate them and nNea Pizza in Amsterdam with their 11th position!

In honor of Queen Elizabeth’s platinum jubilee, Claridge’s is celebrating her anniversary in its own unique and legendary style, including cocktails and a ‘Royal Archive Cabinet’ in their lobby.

There is a limited edition NFT collection of the Instagram posts of virtual influencer Esther Olofsson from Rotterdam! Available at opensea.io. And McDonald’s USA is introducing the ‘Chocolately Pretzel McFlurry’ this summer. For a limited time as from May 25.  

The newest Eataly store opens at Rome Fiumicino airport, with over 2,000 square meters, it will be the brand’s 41st outlet!

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Trends we spotted | Week 19

13-5-2022

  • Trends we spotted
  • Accor adds legendary Queen Elizabeth 2 to its portfolioAccor adds legendary Queen Elizabeth 2 to its portfolio
  • New look for the beers of the ScheldebrouwerijNew look for the beers of the Scheldebrouwerij
  • Blue Wellness by FletcherBlue Wellness by Fletcher
  • Nederlandse WijninfoNederlandse Wijninfo
  • aerMist at Fairview Farmers RestaurantaerMist at Fairview Farmers Restaurant

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 amongst others the small blocks of Parmigiano Reggiano at the McDonald’s in Italy! Might be inspiration for the McDonald’s in the Netherlands, we have great cheeses as well!

Karen’s Diner is coming to the Netherlands, this chain from Australia serves ‘great burgers with very rude service’. We had to explain to our older colleagues what a ‘Karen’ is, do you know it? And Domino’s Pizza Germany launched the Nutri-Score on products and an A-Pizza ‘Fitness Fan’.

The legendary cruise ship Queen Elizabeth 2 becomes an Accor branded hotel: MGallery Hotel Collection. After renovation it will be permanently located in Port Rashid, Dubai.

Lowering the temperature on a terrace: aerMist. We have already experienced a similar system in San Francisco and the Far East, but perhaps also useful in the north of Europe with the rising temperatures?

The Belgian brewery ‘Scheldebrouwerij’ has created a new, fresh look for their special beers. And the Fletcher hotels introduced their own private label in skincare products: BLUE Collection by Fletcher.

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Trends we spotted | Week 18

6-5-2022

  • Trends we spotted
  • Zaxby's® celebrates Mother's Day with Zax Family Packs and a family portraitZaxby's® celebrates Mother's Day with Zax Family Packs and a family portrait
  • ‘Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Memphis’ - lobby‘Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Memphis’ - lobby
  • ‘Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Memphis’‘Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Memphis’
  • Asia 50 Best Bars 2022Asia 50 Best Bars 2022
  • Hilton Boosts Eco-Conscious Travel Across Properties in Asia PacificHilton Boosts Eco-Conscious Travel Across Properties in Asia Pacific

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 amongst others ‘Asia’s 50 Best Bars’, sponsored by Perrier has been won by cocktailbar Coa. And the premium quick-service restaurant known for its Chicken Fingerz™, wings and signature sauces, Zaxby’s® celebrates Mother’s Day with Zax Family Packs and a family portrait! Inspiration for Father’s Day?

‘Apaches de Paris’ is a bar clandestine, immersive in Paris in which you can infiltrate gangs. Located in the Musée Grévin. This original 1.5-hour adventure with two period drinks is open till June 30.

Un Dimanche au Cinéma – the French title for the open-air cinema on the Champs-Élysées on May 22, Organized in partnership between TCM Cinéma, Häagen-Dazs and the City of Paris. Hilton boosts eco-conscious travel across properties in Asia Pacific to reach their ‘Travel with Purpose’ 2030 goals.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the introduction of the ‘Caption by Hyatt’ brand with the opening of the Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Memphis in Tennessee summer 2022. And Denmark becomes the first country to introduce a climate label for food.

In a claimed world-first, Japanese innovators have created chopsticks which artificially create the taste of salt. And Dominique Ansel, the creator of the cronut, is celebrating the hybrid croissant-donut’s nine-year anniversary with a 60-piece NFT collection.

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A list of special food bikes and food tricycles

2-5-2022

  • coffee tricycle by Bar Companycoffee tricycle by Bar Company
  • De smoothie bike by Bar CompanyDe smoothie bike by Bar Company
  • the churros tricycle of Ideas Boxthe churros tricycle of Ideas Box
  • The Dutch cocktailfiets by Niels Den BoogertThe Dutch cocktailfiets by Niels Den Boogert
  • The Dutch cocktailfiets by Niels Den BoogertThe Dutch cocktailfiets by Niels Den Boogert
  • The Dutch 'oesterfiets' or oysterbikeThe Dutch 'oesterfiets' or oysterbike
  • The Dutch 'oesterfiets' or oysterbikeThe Dutch 'oesterfiets' or oysterbike
  • The Dutch Pizzafiets by the koffiefietsThe Dutch Pizzafiets by the koffiefiets
  • The Dutch Pizzafiets by the koffiefietsThe Dutch Pizzafiets by the koffiefiets
  • The food bike by Bar CompanyThe food bike by Bar Company

In the Netherlands we cycle a lot and who is not familiar with the bike from which ice cream is sold? Or a coffee bike in a hiking area? But there are many more bicycles from which oysters, cocktails, fries, smoothies, cotton candy, cheese, churros and pizzas are sold. There are a number of professional food bike rental companies, but we also know a number of enthusiastic one-man businesses such as the ‘Oyster bike’ of Jolijn Géboers in Amsterdam and the ‘Cocktail bike’ of Niels den Boogert. With the summer approaching, a list of ‘food bikes’ and ‘food tricycles’! Maybe time for a small-scale food bike / food tricycles festival instead of a food truck festival? And then a joint work-out from the Bakfiets Gym afterwards!

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Trends we spotted | Week 17

29-4-2022

  • Trends we spotted
  • Stumptown Coffee Roasters partnered with Oatly to serve first-annual ‘Earth Day Latte’Stumptown Coffee Roasters partnered with Oatly to serve first-annual ‘Earth Day Latte’
  • Accor opens Jo&Joe Hotels in ChinaAccor opens Jo&Joe Hotels in China
  • Accor opens Jo&Joe Hotels in ChinaAccor opens Jo&Joe Hotels in China
  • Accor opens Jo&Joe Hotels in ChinaAccor opens Jo&Joe Hotels in China

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 amongst others Château Galoupet in France, they produce exceptional sustainable rosé and Accor, Ennismore and Country Garden’s Funyard will develop more than a thousand JO&JOE hotels in China.

Stumptown Coffee Roasters partnered with Oatly to serve first-annual ‘Earth Day Latte’ and we can imagine the Pearlsuites by Pierpaolo Lazzarini at our Dutch lakes!

A 50-Pin Challenge with Bowling at the Kabukicho’s Shinjuku Copa Bowl, inspiration for other Bowling centers? And in Amsterdam the Anatara Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky recently reopened under the Anatara brand!

Spicy McNuggets return at some McDonald’s locations in the USA for a limited time only. What would your guests like to return on your menu? And a special initiative of chef Niko Romito, the ‘Niko Romito method’ it includes 7 techniques of ‘food transformation’, we spotted it in an Instagram post of the World Economic Forum.

The Fazer Xylitol factory has started operations in Lahti, Finland. The new state-of-the-art factory showcases a unique example of circular economy – a patented process transforms upcycled oat hulls into sustainable xylitol.

Last year restaurant Eleven Madison Park (***) switched to an entirely plant-based menu, and now Daniel Humm starts delivering its green ethos to home kitchens: Eleven Madison Home. And in Berlin Domino’s pizza delivers pizza with robots which are using the sidewalks.

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Trends we spotted | Week 16

22-4-2022

  • Trends we spotted
  • Mexican Pizza at Taco BellMexican Pizza at Taco Bell

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 amongst others a blog by Deliverect about how environmental friendly take-out and delivery options are important for guests’ ordering decisions. And inspiration for sustainable building: the wooden Rocket&Tigeli building will stand 328 feet tall when it is completed in 2026.

Valpas is a Finnish startup that helps dozens of luxury hotels combat bedbugs in an unlikely way. And Space tourism company Space Perspective has revealed the interior design for its lounge-style travel capsule, which will be hauled into the stratosphere by a giant balloon.

Saudi Arabia has unveiled plans for its first-ever all-year-round ski resort — a futuristic, luxury super-project ensconced in the mountains of the desert kingdom which will be 33 times the size of New York City. And Emirates Airlines will launch NFT’s and experiences in the Metaverse.

We spotted a Starbucks all-you-can-eat buffet at the Starbucks Reserve Ginza Marronnier-dori store in Japan. And we never heard of the Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza but it makes its long-awaited return in May!

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Restaurant ShakShuk in Amsterdam made a special dish for Earth Day

22-4-2022

  • Spicy Beyond Merguez by restaurant ShakShuk – credits @foodlicious.amsterdamSpicy Beyond Merguez by restaurant ShakShuk – credits @foodlicious.amsterdam

Especially for Earth Day (April 22), ShakShuk, a shakshuka restaurant on the Zuidas  in Amsterdam, developed a new dish in collaboration with Beyond Meat: Spicy Beyond Merguez. The spicy sausages in this dish are normally made from animal meat, but ShakShuk replaced them with sustainable, plant-based Beyond Sausage. The new dish will be launched with a special promotion on Earth Day and will remain on the menu for a month.

Spicy Beyond Merguez is being introduced with a special promotion: ShakShuk is offering 100 dishes for free on April 22 to celebrate Earth Day. Restaurant-goers can make reservations for this through ShakShuk.

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A vegan, Japanese-inspired dining experience | Omakaseed at Plant Bar

21-4-2022

  • Omakeesed at Plant Bar

Omakaseed at Plant Bar, a plant-based omakase dining experience set to open in New York City’s NoMad neighborhood on April 30, will bring global flavors and fresh plant-based ingredients to New Yorkers and visitors from around the world. The unique dining experience is launched in partnership with SimpleVenue, an experiential agency connecting food and beverage concepts with world class venues, and Vegan Warrior Project, an organization that helps restaurants maximize their kitchen capacity by connecting them to plant-based delivery concepts. The Japanese-inspired service will feature an eight-seat sushi bar with five seatings per night, and an omakase menu curated by the Chef based on seasonal, fresh ingredients.

For those who are looking for Vegan dining experiences in New York: a new concept to put on your to-go-to-wish list.

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Trends we spotted | Week 15

15-4-2022

  • Trends we spotted
  • Canopy by Hilton Cannes RooftopCanopy by Hilton Cannes Rooftop
  • Nahkauf BOX by REWE in PettstadtNahkauf BOX by REWE in Pettstadt
  • Cookright coffee by Miso RoboticsCookright coffee by Miso Robotics
  • Fotocredit: KAVB/VidiPhotoTulpen mozaïek bij Kasteel Terworm -credit: KAVB/VidiPhoto
  • terrassen festival Almere -VidiPhototerrassen festival Almere -VidiPhoto

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 amongst others the CookRight Coffee product line, the coffee robot that Miso Robotics is testing at stores of Panera. And the mobil ordering platform for the food industry Choco connects restaurant kitchens directly with suppliers to more easily order and manage their inventory.

Here in the Netherlands the world horticultural exhibition Floriade Expo 2022 opened and it’s located near the city of Almere where you will be able to enjoy a terraces festival. And in the south a tulip mosaic of a wine bottle and wine glass is in full bloom at the gardens of Terworm Castle.

The supermarket chain REWE’s in Germany brings with their unmanned concept ‘nahkauf BOX’ or ‘walk in store’ fresh groceries to rural Germany. And Walt Disney World in Florida earmarks 80 acres for new affordable housing development for staff and the general public.

Accor is enhancing it loyalty program All-Accor live limitless with a new range of experiences in partnership with Fever, the leading global live-entertainment discovery platform. And Hilton’s lifestyle category hotels pipeline is expected to more than double over the next decade.

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HOLYSHOT Ginger Turmeric Pineapple | The golden spice

14-4-2022

  • HOLYSHOT Ginger Turmeric PineappleHOLYSHOT Ginger Turmeric Pineapple

HOLYSHOT expands its range of organic juice shots with a new 0.75L bottle with as taste Ginger Turmeric Pineapple. Are you looking for an easy way to enjoy a delicious juice shot every day? Then try this HOLYSHOT Ginger Turmeric Pineapple. It gives you a refreshing and delicious boost with a subtle ginger kick, perfect for any time of day!

The pure nature, healthy shots are becoming more and more popular and we are seeing them more and more in coffee shops and breakfast and lunch restaurants! We tasted this organic drink packed with vitamins and without added sugars and almost everybody said that it tasted healthy with a fresh acidity and slightly bitter aftertaste!  

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