Trends we spotted | Week 11

18-3-2024

  • Trends we spotted
  • Bastion Hotels chooses Mews as cloud software for their 30+ hotelsBastion Hotels chooses Mews as cloud software for their 30+ hotels
  • Ruby Hotel in Sweden - credit © Bobakstudio - Karminsky Architecture_Ruby Hotel in Sweden - credit © Bobakstudio - Karminsky Architecture_

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:

  • Bonchon Korean Fried Chicken wants to open restaurants in Germany.
  • Pizza Hut rolls out a pizza-bagel mashup: The Big New Yorker Pizza Bagel, in NYC and Los Angeles.
  • Empanada chain from Spain, Las Muns opens stores in Milan and 2 in Portugal.
  • Inspiration through Instagram:
    • Strawberry Garden Café in Seoul;
    • Strawberry Afternoon Tea at Hotel Naru MGallery in Korea
    • A coffee flight – available at the Junction by Common Ground in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
    • And at the Nuldam Space vegan café you can send a letter to your future self or somebody else.
  • The Ruby Group announced their first hotel in Sweden, located in the heart of the island of Kungsholmen in Stockholm.
  • Bastion Hotels chooses Mews as cloudsoftware for their 30+ hotels.

Enjoy reading!

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Café Van Zanten introduces culinary frikandel at ‘Frikandellenfeest’

12-3-2024

  • Haute Frikandel bij Cafe Van Zanten in RotterdamHaute Frikandel bij Cafe Van Zanten in Rotterdam
  • Haute Frikandel bij Cafe Van Zanten in RotterdamHaute Frikandel bij Cafe Van Zanten in Rotterdam
  • Haute Frikandel bij Cafe Van Zanten in RotterdamHaute Frikandel bij Cafe Van Zanten in Rotterdam
  • Fijn Dining bij Cafe Van Zanten in RotterdamFijn Dining bij Cafe Van Zanten in Rotterdam

The frikandel does not exactly radiate haute cuisine or fine dining. Yet on March 15, Café Van Zanten (in Rotterdam) is going to change this: during the Frikandellenfeest (frikandel party) guests will have the opportunity to taste the frikandel in all its culinary glory. Thus no blob of curry, mayo and some shredded raw onion, but tantalizing taste sensations that will take the deep-fried meat stick to a new level.

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Trends we spotted | Week 8

27-2-2024

  • Trends we spotted
  • De Kunstfabriek Unit 699 Rotterdam - credits Photography by SegraphyDe Kunstfabriek Unit 699 Rotterdam - credits Photography by Segraphy
  • Growing animal muscle and fat cells inside rice grains credits Yonsei UniversityGrowing animal muscle and fat cells inside rice grains credits Yonsei University
  • Opening of the second Panda Express at the army base GrafenwöhrOpening of the second Panda Express at the army base Grafenwöhr
  • Starbucks debuts inclusive spaces framework - first store in Whashington DCStarbucks debuts inclusive spaces framework - first store in Whashington DC
  • The cocktail book by The Connaught Bar - Recipes and iconic creationsThe cocktail book by The Connaught Bar - Recipes and iconic creations
  • The purple lady for International Women's Day at THE DUCHESSThe purple lady for International Women's Day at THE DUCHESS

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:

  • The ‘inclusive spaces framework’ by Starbucks, their concept opened in Washington D.C.
  • Korean scientists created cultured beef rice.
  • Second store for Panda Express in Europe. They have over 2,400 stores worldwide with over 90 stores outside the USA.
  • Have you ever heard of Coffee Omakase?
  • A pop-up Pokémon Center is opening at the ExCel London International Exhibition Centre this spring.
  • Enjoy your weekend treat for breakfast at Brioche Amsterdam – they sell brioche croissants.
  • The legendary Connaught Bar of the Connaught hotel is publishing a cocktail book this April, you can pre order the book with 100 elegant signature cocktails.
  • The restaurants of THE ENTOURAGE GROUP of Amsterdam celebrate International Women’s Day.
  • De Kunstfabriek | Unit 699 recently opened in Rotterdam, it’s an art gallery with a natural wine bar.

Enjoy reading!

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Welcome to WcDonald’s!

23-2-2024

  • WcDonald's - McDonald's brings anime fans' favorite fictional restaurant to lifeWcDonald's - McDonald's brings anime fans' favorite fictional restaurant to life
  • WcDonald's - McDonald's brings anime fans' favorite fictional restaurant to lifeWcDonald's - McDonald's brings anime fans' favorite fictional restaurant to life
  • WcDonald's - McDonald's brings anime fans' favorite fictional restaurant to lifeWcDonald's - McDonald's brings anime fans' favorite fictional restaurant to life

For years, anime fans have been making McDonald’s-inspired ‘WcDonald’s’ restaurants a part of anime’s most memorable movies and shows. Now, in collaboration with some of the biggest names in anime, WcDonald’s will make the move from fiction to real life. Beginning Feb. 26 in more than 30 global markets, they’re building on their fans’ vision and imagination by unleashing this universe in their restaurants and beyond, with a new sauce, manga-inspired packaging, episodic shorts and so much more.

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KFC USA | It’s not Pizza it’s Chizza!

23-2-2024

  • The Chizza - limited available at KFC USAThe Chizza - limited available at KFC USA
  • The Chizzeria exterior at the pop-up in NYC - credits KFCThe Chizzeria exterior at the pop-up in NYC - credits KFC

Kentucky Fried Chicken keeps pairing the unexpected to create another mouthwatering meal. Starting Feb. 26 for a limited time, KFC is introducing the international smash hit, Chizza (“cheet-za”), to KFC menus in the U.S.* It’s not pizza: two 100% white meat Extra Crispy™ fried chicken filets topped with zesty marinara sauce, melty mozzarella cheese and crispy pepperoni.

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Germany’s restaurant-discovery-app, NeoTaste expands to Amsterdam

23-2-2024

  • Germany’s restaurant-discovery-app NeoTaste expands to AmsterdamGermany’s restaurant-discovery-app NeoTaste expands to Amsterdam
  • Germany’s restaurant-discovery-app NeoTaste expands to AmsterdamGermany’s restaurant-discovery-app NeoTaste expands to Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s gastronomic landscape is on the brink of a revolution as NeoTaste, Germany’s leading app for restaurant lovers and gastronomes, is expanding to the capital as of February. With a list of over 200 partner restaurants in Amsterdam, including the renowned Bar Kosta, restaurant Café Celia and caterers like Raïnaraï and Mezzave. NeoTaste promises unique culinary experiences for Amsterdam’s foodies. After Amsterdam, NeoTaste will expand further to The Hague, Rotterdam, Utrecht and Haarlem this spring.

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Vegetable & Fruit supplier Van Gelder launches innovative plant-based assortment

22-2-2024

  • Vegetable & Fruit supplier Van Gelder launches innovative plant-based assortmentVegetable & Fruit supplier Van Gelder launches innovative plant-based assortment
  • Vegetable & Fruit supplier Van Gelder launches innovative plant-based assortmentVegetable & Fruit supplier Van Gelder launches innovative plant-based assortment
  • Vegetable & Fruit supplier Van Gelder launches innovative plant-based assortmentVegetable & Fruit supplier Van Gelder launches innovative plant-based assortment
  • Vegetable & Fruit supplier Van Gelder launches innovative plant-based assortmentVegetable & Fruit supplier Van Gelder launches innovative plant-based assortment
  • Vegetable & Fruit supplier Van Gelder launches innovative plant-based assortment - PastramiVegetable & Fruit supplier Van Gelder launches innovative plant-based assortment - Pastrami

Vegetable & Fruit supplier Van Gelder is really Dutch and at the same time hypermodern. The company delivers fresh fruit and vegetables to hotels and restaurants, hospitals and government agencies throughout the country every day. In addition, consumers can go to the Versmarkt and the Experience Center in Ridderkerk to pick up fresh products and a healthy lunch. The new plant-based assortment is launching this spring. Sustainable and progressive meat and fish substitutes will be produced in-house. From burgers, meatballs, soup balls and lamb to sandwich fillings such as roast beef and smoked salmon, made from vegetables, fermented fava beans, mushrooms and legumes.

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Trends we spotted | Week 07

19-2-2024

  • Trends we spotted
  • Basecamp Eco-resorts acquired Boutique hotel The Unbound in AmsterdamBasecamp Eco-resorts acquired Boutique hotel The Unbound in Amsterdam
  • Citadines Canal Amsterdam opens its doors soonCitadines Canal Amsterdam opens its doors soon
  • Citadines Canal Amsterdam opens its doors soonCitadines Canal Amsterdam opens its doors soon
  • een duurzame Dripdrop paraplu bij DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Stationeen duurzame Dripdrop paraplu bij DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station
  • Freed Developments announced a 5-star luxury hotel and residences project in TorontoFreed Developments announced a 5-star luxury hotel and residences project in Toronto
  • Snack Bases by Santa MariaSnack Bases by Santa Maria
  • Subway® Canada played cupidSubway® Canada played cupid
  • The Goodbye Pies from Pizza HutThe Goodbye Pies from Pizza Hut

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:

  • Citadines Canal Amsterdam opens its doors soon.
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station has recently partnered with Dripdrop, offering its guests sustainable umbrellas on rainy days.
  • Basecamp Eco-resorts acquired Boutique hotel The Unbound in Amsterdam
  • Freed Developments announced a 5-star luxury hotel and residences project, called Freed, in Toronto.
  • Hot Honey Goodbye Pies’, by Pizza Hut USA, helped breaking up relationships for Valentine’s Day.
  • Subway® Canada showed that anything is possible when Canadians say ‘Yesway to new experiences
  • Snack Bases by Santa Maria, this product makes it super easy to make your own signature vegan and gluten-free snacks.
  • Bow tie croissants – on sale at Layla Bakery on Portobello road in London.
  • Another croissant craze – the flat croissants – one influencer compares these croissants from Alexander’s Patisserie to a palmier.
  • Ice cream inspiration from Tokyo, soft-serve ice cream with deep-fried sweet potato!
  • And painting with your food! ‘7 paintings’ by Dinner Tales at the Hyde Hotel in Dubai.

Enjoy reading!

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Cake Boss opens flagship Carlo’s Bake Shop in the heart of Times Square

15-2-2024

  • Interior of Buddy Valastro's new flagship Carlo's Bake Shop at Times SquareInterior of Buddy Valastro's new flagship Carlo's Bake Shop at Times Square
  • Interior of Buddy Valastro's new flagship Carlo's Bake Shop at Times SquareInterior of Buddy Valastro's new flagship Carlo's Bake Shop at Times Square
  • Interior of Buddy Valastro's new flagship Carlo's Bake Shop at Times SquareInterior of Buddy Valastro's new flagship Carlo's Bake Shop at Times Square
  • Pastry Case of Buddy Valastro's new flagship Carlo's Bake Shop at Times SquarePastry Case of Buddy Valastro's new flagship Carlo's Bake Shop at Times Square

Coming off an autumn return to television, Buddy ‘Cake Boss’ Valastro isn’t slowing down anytime soon. In fact, he’s coming in hot out of the oven with a brand new, 1,200 square foot flagship Carlo’s Bake Shop right in the heart of Times Square at 1500 Broadway. The new location is a sweet glimpse into the future of the historic Hoboken bakery with whimsical elements combined with the old-school tastes and charm of the popular bake shop. Carlo’s Bake Shop Broadway is now open seven days a week 7 a.m.-12 a.m.

I used to watch Cake Boss with my daughter and I presume that many people between 20 and 25 years old watched it as well! His 38th and new location on Times Square will probably be a popular site to visit for tourists!  ^Marjolein

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Inspiration for upcoming national and international days

13-2-2024

  • Inspiration for National and International DaysInspiration for National and International Days

13 February 2024 – A blog by Marjolein van Spronsen, on using national and international days as inspiration. We mention these days 1 to 2 months upfront in our weekly trendletter. With links to the former trendletters. We don’t publish those articles on Horecatrends but of course everyone can subscribe to the weekly trendmail. 😉

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