Trends we spotted | Week 33

22-8-2022

  • Trends we spottedtrends we spotted week 34
  • Auntie Anne's pretzel beer by Evil Genius BeerAuntie Anne's pretzel beer by Evil Genius Beer
  • Hertog Jan expert at Beer Masters at DiscoveryHertog Jan expert at Beer Masters at Discovery
  • BYOC-day at 7ElevenBYOC-day at 7Eleven

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 format Beer Masters on Discovery, in which the Dutch master brewer of Hertog Jan is an expert. And Finnish confectionary manufacturer Fazer is exploring cocoa based on cellular farming.

On 27 August it is ‘Bring Your Own Cup’-day (BYOC-day) again at Seven Eleven, a good idea for fast food restaurants or coffee shops? And a sustainable alternative for the imported avocado: the Ecovado!

Artists create art on Brazilian basketball courts and Budweiser pays the costs, all to save these courts from project developers. From 19 August to 4 September, London’s Covent Garden Cool Down will offer visitors the chance to cool down with ice cream or a frozen cocktail or…

Inspiration on Instagram, Danny Kim challenges chefs to turn takeaway into a gourmet dish. Great idea for a local snack bar or fast food restaurant to challenge a chef for some local publicity?

A list of the participants of the Vineyard Open Days 2022 in the Netherlands on 17 and 18 September. And The Bedford by Martha Stewart has opened on the strip in Las Vegas.

Auntie Anne’s has teamed up with Philadelphia-based Evil Genius Beer Company to launch a beer made with their signature pretzels. And London will get another food hall in Battersea Power Station in 2023. Created by London’s JKS Restaurants.

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Trends we spotted | Week 26

1-7-2022

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  • Summercamp in the app of McDonald'sSummercamp in the app of McDonald's
  • The Orient Express is back on track - cc Xavier AntoinetThe Orient Express is back on track - credits Xavier Antoinet
  • Hard Rock International presents Elton John with check for Elton John AIDS Foundation at London Hard Rock Cafe. Photo Credit: BEN GIBSON PHOTOHard Rock International presents Elton John with check for Elton John AIDS Foundation at London Hard Rock Cafe. - Credits: Ben Gibson Photo
  • 'Jack & Coke' a can of Jack Daniels and Coca-Cola'Jack & Coke' a can of Jack Daniels and Coca-Cola

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 ‘Jack & Coke’, a ready-to-drink pre-mixed cocktail option and Two Bit Circus from Los Angeles has ‘Story Rooms’ instead of ‘Escape Rooms’.

This July, McDonald’s USA will offer a first-of-its-kind virtual summer camp experience for fans in their app. And Airbnb is on the hunt for the world’s craziest spaces and will help foot the bill to build them. Their $10,000,000 OMG! Fund is looking for 100 great ideas!

The legend Orient Express is back on track. The Accor Group announced that they expect the train to be back in business in time for the Olympic Games in France in 2024. And Elton John gifts Hard Rock International his one-of-a-kind Gucci suit! And receives a donation of $100,000 to The Elton John AIDS Foundation.

In a world’s first Air New Zealand has introduced ‘sleep pods’ for economy class passengers to rest for four hours at a time. And opening a Crypto restaurant isn’t always easy, especially not in a crypto crash!

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Free Heri Heri For All during Keti Koti on July 1

20-6-2022

  • Free Heri Heri For All - credits Paul WijsenFree Heri Heri For All - credits Paul Wijsen
  • Free Heri Heri For All - credits Paul WijsenFree Heri Heri For All - credits Paul Wijsen
  • Free Heri Heri For AllFree Heri Heri For All
  • Free Heri Heri For AllFree Heri Heri For All

This July 1st, ‘Free Heri Heri For All’ will take place. Free Heri Heri For All was developed by KIP Republic in memory of the history of slavery and to connect history with the present. The first edition took place in 2020 with 4,000 free dishes that were distributed across all Amsterdam city districts, the event has since grown into a nationwide celebration with more than 20,000 Heri Heri dishes that will be distributed in eight provinces this year. Free Heri Heri unites society in remembrance of the history of slavery.

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Trends we spotted | Week 22

3-6-2022

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  • Chipotle Pride BurritoChipotle Pride Burrito
  • Zackby's Fried PicklesZackby's Fried Pickles
  • Vitam en Fooditis strijden tegen CO2Vitam en Fooditis strijden tegen CO2
  • The Filipino Santa Ana GinThe Filipino Santa Ana Gin
  • MijentaMijenta

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 sunscreen swap with the new suncare brand Project Reef at the Four Seasons Resort Maui for World Oceans Day. And would you like to try a pizza with Pepsi Cola infused Pepperoni or as they call it, the Pepsi-Roni Pizza.

Inspiration for pastry chefs: from the pastry chef at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, Chambord Foam will be served at their new dessert action station. And from our favorite pastry chef Dominique Ansel, his delicious looking Around The World collection.

Chipotle kicks off pride month with ‘Always Real’ actions for the LGBTQIA+ community, inspiration for other restaurants during their cities pride? And we once tasted Fried Pickles, we loved it so if we lived in the USA we would visit Zaxby’s, the premium quick-service restaurant that has added it to their menu.

Nobu Hospitality continues strategic European expansion with the announcement of Nobu Hotel Madrid, again in a long-term agreement with Millenium Hospitality Real Estate SOCIMI (“MHRE”).

Two new drinks on the Dutch market: the Filipino Santa Ana Gin which is imported by André Kerstens in The Hague and a slow tequila: Mijenta Tequila Blanco and Mijenta Tequila Reposado!

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All the food festival inspiration you need

17-5-2022

  • Singelpark Diner in LeidenSingelpark Diner in Leiden
  • Het Amsterdamse Terrassen festivalHet Amsterdamse Terrassen festival
  • Het Oesterfestival bij de Oesterij in YersekeHet Oesterfestival bij de Oesterij in Yerseke
  • Het Oesterfestival bij de Oesterij in YersekeHet Oesterfestival bij de Oesterij in Yerseke
  • Het Oesterfestival bij de Oesterij in YersekeHet Oesterfestival bij de Oesterij in Yerseke
  • Het Oesterfestival bij de Oesterij in YersekeHet Oesterfestival bij de Oesterij in Yerseke
  • Fête du Champagne et VinsFête du Champagne et Vins
  • Fête du Champagne et VinsFête du Champagne et Vins
  • Fête du Champagne et VinsFête du Champagne et Vins
  • Fête du Champagne et VinsFête du Champagne et Vins

The sun is shining and the Netherlands is enjoying the outdoors! There are plenty of festivals where we can go again! We love to visit a food festival, don’t you? We’ve seen some nice small scale festivals like last weekend FestiValk and the ‘Shit hot Fest’ in April, below a list of small, fun and tasty food festivals in the Netherlands and some nice international concepts, maybe inspiration for the Dutch hospitality industry and festival organizers! We found among others the Fête du Champagne et Vins, an oyster festival, a tapas festival, Singelpark dinner and an espresso martini festival..

You can organize a small scale festival within your own company or companies or build a ‘festival’ with fellow hospitality entrepreneurs, what’s stopping you as long as there are no festivals happening in your area? In this article some inspiration!  

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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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OCEANIX Busan | The world’s first prototype floating city at the coast of South Korea

29-4-2022

  • OCEANIX Busan - Aerial from Land - credits OCEANIX/BIG-Bjarke Ingels GroupOCEANIX Busan - Aerial from Land - credits OCEANIX/BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
  • OCEANIX Busan - Top Aerial - credits OCEANIX/BIG-Bjarke Ingels GroupOCEANIX Busan - Top Aerial - credits OCEANIX/BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
  • OCEANIX Busan - Aquaponic Forest - credits OCEANIX/BIG-Bjarke Ingels GroupOCEANIX Busan - Aquaponic Forest - credits OCEANIX/BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
  • OCEANIX Busan - Aerial Night - credits OCEANIX/BIG-Bjarke Ingels GroupOCEANIX Busan - Aerial Night - credits OCEANIX/BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
  • OCEANIX Busan - Research Platform - credits OCEANIX/BIG-Bjarke Ingels GroupOCEANIX Busan - Research Platform - credits OCEANIX/BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
  • OCEANIX Busan - Peoples alley at night - credits OCEANIX/BIG-Bjarke Ingels GroupOCEANIX Busan - Peoples alley at night - credits OCEANIX/BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
  • OCEANIX Busan - Lodges - credits OCEANIX/BIG-Bjarke Ingels GroupOCEANIX Busan - Lodges - credits OCEANIX/BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

Recently the United Nations unveiled its prototype for the world’s first floating city, the futuristic Oceanix Busan will be located off the coast of the city of Busan in South Korea. OCEANIX Busan is created by the Danish architect Bjarke Ingels in partnership with the UN and maritime development firm Oceanix. The project aims to provide breakthrough technology for coastal cities facing severe land shortages that are compounded by climatic threats.

In this article a video about this floating city. We are curious what type of sustainable restaurant and hotel concepts we will spot in this city!

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Trends we spotted | Week 16

22-4-2022

  • Trends we spottedTrends 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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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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Trends we spotted | Week 12

29-3-2022

  • trends we spotted this week
  • Starbucks x Volvo Charging StationStarbucks x Volvo Charging Station

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 Bjarke Ingels Group, they unveiled a treetop hotel room in Sweden covered with 350 bird houses. And the 25hours Hotels introduce a 4-day working week in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Some openings: The Big Mamma Group will open Giorgia Trattoria in Munich this summer and today (March 28) the fourth Gucci Osteria will open in Seoul. In Berlin the new Café Camaleon opened, it’s an all-day casual dining concept at the Casa Camper Berlin. Camper is a famous shoe concept from Spain.

Come 2025, the way Parisians commute will change with the launch of Câble 1, Paris‘ first urban cable car. The new 4.5-kilometer line will connect suburbs in the city’s southeast to the Metro system. And a link to great images of the high-end breakfast all day concept in Berlin: Frühstück 3000.

Starbucks and Volvo will build an EV charging network from the Colorado Rockies to their Support Center in Seattle. And Portland in Oregon will get the first sports bar dedicated to women’s games: The Sports Bra.

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