Trends we spotted | Week 15

15-4-2024

  • Trends we spotted
  • restaurant chain De Beren launches Legacy ‘84 custom sneakersrestaurant chain De Beren launches Legacy ‘84 custom sneakers
  • Barilla and composer Cristobal Tapia de Veer created the #Al Bronzo SoundtrackBarilla and composer Cristobal Tapia de Veer created the #Al Bronzo Soundtrack

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:

  • Perfect Imperfection at Café Visscher – the Japanese tradition of ‘Kintsugi’ applied to their crockery – the gold-colored lacquer nicely matches their logo.
  • Barilla® and three-time Emmy Award-winning composer Cristobal Tapia de Veer teamed up to create the Al Bronzo Soundtrack.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants restaurant opened in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
  • True Gamers has launched a project to create the world’s first eSports island in Abu Dhabi.
  • And on Instagram: Espresso Martini popsicles and did you know you can enjoy cake and tea at Buckingham Palace this summer?
  • Michelin introduces a new rating system for the finest hotels in France, with 1, 2, or 3 keys (clefs).
  • De Beren launches Legacy ‘84 custom sneakers, find out how you can become the owner of these sneakers!

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New plant-based fastfood restaurant Kernel opened in New York City

12-4-2024

  • New plant-based fast food restaurant Kernel opened in NYC - credits Benedite EvansNew plant-based fast food restaurant Kernel opened in NYC - credits Benedict Evans
  • New plant-based fast food restaurant Kernel opened in NYC - credits Benedite EvansNew plant-based fast food restaurant Kernel opened in NYC - credits Benedict Evans
  • New plant-based fast food restaurant Kernel opened in NYC - credits Evan SungNew plant-based fast food restaurant Kernel opened in NYC - credits Evan Sung
  • New plant-based fast food restaurant Kernel opened in NYC - credits Evan SungNew plant-based fast food restaurant Kernel opened in NYC - credits Evan Sung
  • New plant-based fast food restaurant Kernel opened in NYC - credits Evan SungNew plant-based fast food restaurant Kernel opened in NYC - credits Evan Sung
  • New plant-based fast food restaurant Kernel opened in NYC - credits Evan SungNew plant-based fast food restaurant Kernel opened in NYC - credits Evan Sung
  • New plant-based fast food restaurant Kernel opened in NYC - credits Evan SungNew plant-based fast food restaurant Kernel opened in NYC - credits Evan Sung
  • New plant-based fast food restaurant Kernel opened in NYC - credits Evan SungNew plant-based fast food restaurant Kernel opened in NYC - credits Evan Sung
  • Steve Ells initiator and CEO of the New plant-based fast food restaurant Kernel - credits Elanie DuneaSteve Ells initiator and CEO of the New plant-based fast food restaurant Kernel - credits Melanie Dunea

Kernel Foods is a hybrid hospitality and technology company that designed and built a novel operating system for restaurants. The company uses the system at its wholly owned brick-and-mortar restaurants in NYC. By reducing waste and friction, they usher in significant improvements in hospitality, food quality, employee satisfaction, and restaurant economics. Plant-based fastfood restaurant Kernel is an idea of Steve Ells, now CEO. He also built Chipotle Mexican Grill from a single restaurant to a global business.

We wrote about the announcement of this concept in our trends we spotted week 46 2023. One of those concepts highly on our list to visit if we go to NYC!  

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Queer Beer brings diversity and inclusion to the beer world

12-4-2024

  • Hoppy White - Spicy Mango - the first beer of Queer BeerHoppy White - Spicy Mango - the first beer of Queer Beer
  • Hoppy White - Spicy Mango - the first beer of Queer BeerHoppy White - Spicy Mango - the first beer of Queer Beer
  • Hoppy White - Spicy Mango - the first beer of Queer BeerHoppy White - Spicy Mango - the first beer of Queer Beer
  • Hoppy White - Spicy Mango - the first beer of Queer BeerHoppy White - Spicy Mango - the first beer of Queer Beer

Drinking beer will never be the same after the ‘beerth’ of Queer Beer. Holland’s newest beer brand that is just a little bit different from other breweries. At this brewery they believe in standing out from the crowd and embracing everyone. It’s more than just a beer brand, as they are committed to making a positive impact on society. Their brand’s beer is celebrated with a Hoppy White – Spicy Mango.

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Smells Like McDonald’s

9-4-2024

  • Smells like McDonald's billboard in LeidenSmells like McDonald's billboard in Leiden

In everyday settings like elevators, subways, or conference rooms, one often encounters a familiar scent: McDonald’s. Though unseen, its presence is unmistakable, akin to the brand’s iconic logo or jingle. That is why McDonald’s Netherlands leveraged their iconic smell in their latest campaign.

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Trends we spotted | Week 14

8-4-2024

  • Trends we spotted
  • Experimental Batch’ Vintage Gin van Rynbende Spirits'Experimental Batch’ Vintage Gin van Rynbende Spirits
  • Participation of the National Week Without Meat & Dairy up to 2,8 million participantsParticipation of the National Week Without Meat & Dairy up to 2,8 million participants
  • Chipotle Burrito Vault on National Burrito DayChipotle Burrito Vault on National Burrito Day
  • Boutique Hotel Texel - Quality LodgingsBoutique Hotel Texel - Quality Lodgings
  • Hotel Goldene Rose in Germany - Quality LodgingsHotel Goldene Rose in Germany - Quality Lodgings
  • Hotel Restaurant De Echoput - Quality LodgingsHotel Restaurant De Echoput - Quality Lodgings

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:

  • Utrecht Cocktail Week is taking place for the second time with 18 bars in Utrecht participating, from 10 to the 14th of April!
  • Quality Lodgings adds three hotels to portfolio: Boutique Hotel Texel, Hotel Restaurant de Echoput and Hotel Goldene Rose in Germany.
  • Eric Vökel Riverfront Suites has opened in Amsterdam. Cozy mezzanine flats with spectacular views of the IJ river and a friendly atmosphere.
  • Last weekend, Rynbende Spirits’ ‘Experimental Batch’ Vintage Gin was launched. Only 140 bottles so aficionados should be quick.
  • The National Week Without Meat & Dairy in the Netherlands had 2.8 million participants, the largest number ever. And the concept continues to be rolled out across Europe.
  • Via Instagram this week: Tiramisu Espresso Martini and the Special Egg Coqtail’ at COQODAQ in New York City. Easter inspiration for 2025!
  • The Wave a new oasis for sport and wellbeing opening soon in London. Think surfing, an ‘activity zone’, food and drink outlets, camping/glamping accommodation, yoga and a lakeside park.
  • And a cool example of how to use a ‘National Day’ in your marketing strategy. Chipotle’s Burrito Vault.

Enjoy reading!

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Trends we spotted | Week 13

2-4-2024

  • Trends we spotted
  • Column van Florentine Rijkmans over mogelijkheden voor de horeca in de zorgColumn van Florentine Rijkmans over mogelijkheden voor de horeca in de zorg
  • FHC Formulebeheer viert 30-jarig bestaan, Ralph MarkwatFHC Formulebeheer viert 30-jarig bestaan, Ralph Markwat
  • Vinden binden & boeien van medewerkers - Petra VenekampVinden binden & boeien van medewerkers - Petra Venekamp
  • Pizickle by BJ's Restaurants and BrewhousePizickle by BJ's Restaurants and Brewhouse
  • Pool at SURRENNEPool at SURRENNE
  • Yoga room SURRENNEYoga room SURRENNE
  • Peet's Coffee - Waste Not - Want NotPeet's Coffee - Waste Not - Want Not
  • Tokyo's Sézanne is No.1 in 50 Best Restaurants Asia 2024Tokyo's Sézanne is No.1 in 50 Best Restaurants Asia 2024

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:

  • On April 1st BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse introduced their new Pizookie® | The Pizickle! 😉
  • Interesting read about reaching out to tech-savvy travelers by Anna Randow on the website of eHotelier.
  • New Stars & Awards – MICHELIN Guide Germany 2024.
  • A huge urban theme park, Gravity MAX, is coming to east London May 2024.
  • Opening this month in Knightbridge, SURRENNE is London’s new next generation wellbeing and longevity Members’ Club. A wellbeing brand launched by the Maybourne Group.
  • Peet’s Coffee celebrates Earth Month with sustainability efforts, Earth Day discounts and initiatives.
  • Restaurant Sézanne in Tokyo claims no1 spot at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants.

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NoHouseWine | Five wines that build houses in South Africa

28-3-2024

  • The 5 wines of NoHouseWine - credits Tony DočekalThe 5 wines of NoHouseWine - credits Tony Dočekal
  • NoHouseWine - credits Tony DočekalNoHouseWine - credits Tony Dočekal

Henk Jan Beltman, formerly chief chocolate officer of Tony’s Chocolonely, is relaunching impact brand NoHouseWine. A wine brand with an important mission: to build houses in South Africa for those who have no home.

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Trends we spotted | Week 12

25-3-2024

  • Trends we spotted
  • Chick-fil-A - New digital focused concept combining easy mobile ordering with hospitalityChick-fil-A - New digital focused concept combining easy mobile ordering with hospitality
  • The four sauce flavors by Subway that will be available in supermarkets in the USThe four sauce flavors by Subway that will be available in supermarkets in the US
  • Freddy's - TWIX Salted Caramel ConcreteFreddy's - TWIX Salted Caramel Concrete

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:

  • Nespresso UK opened on-the-go coffee bar concept in London.
  • Subway’s sauces headed to grocery stores in the US.
  • Freddy’s launches new TWIX® Salted Caramel Concrete for a limited time.
  • Bill banning cultivated meat in Florida is on its way to Gov. Ron DeSantis desk.
  • Chick-fil-A is opening a 400 square foot grab-and-go location without registers and seats.
  • Locale is a collaboration of small business in Dubai.
  • Local collaboration between art gallery / donuts shop COPS and Michelin star restaurant Osteria Giulia in Toronto.
  • Ice cream made from cauliflower by eat Kinda.
  • Donuts printed by InnaPrint, edible food printer, and they look delicious!
  • Check out which restaurants received one or more Michelin stars in France.

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Simavi and EARTH Water launch ‘100% Sex-free Water’

22-3-2024

  • Sacha de Boer voor Simavi - Sylvia met jerrycan in Kibera, NairobiSacha de Boer voor Simavi - Sylvia met jerrycan in Kibera, Nairobi
  • Simavi en EARTH Water lanceren '100% Seksvrij Water' op Wereld WaterdagSimavi en EARTH Water lanceren '100% Seksvrij Water' op Wereld Waterdag
  • Simavi en EARTH Water lanceren '100% Seksvrij Water'Simavi en EARTH Water lanceren '100% Seksvrij Water'

Development organisation Simavi and social enterprise EARTH Water are launching ‘100% Sex-free Water’ today, on World Water Day. With this limited edition drink carton, the organisations are drawing attention to the uncomfortable truth that women and girls experience sexual violence due to the global water crisis in countries like Kenya and Bangladesh. ‘100% Sex-free Water’ forms part of Simavi’s ‘Stop Sex for Water’-campaign which highlights gender-based violence in relation to water and unsafe toilets and asks people to sign a petition.

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Bagels & Beans is celebrating spring with Rontbijt® and a bagel plant

21-3-2024

  • Bagels & Beans rolt het voorjaar uit met Rontbijt®Bagels & Beans rolt het voorjaar uit met Rontbijt®
  • Bagels & Beans rolt het voorjaar uit met Rontbijt® en een bagelplantBagels & Beans rolt het voorjaar uit met Rontbijt® en een bagelplant
  • Bagels & Beans rolt het voorjaar uit met Rontbijt®Bagels & Beans rolt het voorjaar uit met Rontbijt®

More and more people are eating their breakfast out and at different times around the Netherlands. At Bagels & Beans you have been able to enjoy breakfast throughout the day for years. During their spring campaign Rontbijt®, (ontbijt = breakfast) this Dutch espresso bar formula goes one step further with a competition for breakfasters. Furthermore, a new plant species is emerging: the bagel plant.

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