Trends we spotted | Week 33

22-8-2022

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  • 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 32

12-8-2022

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  • de ‘peanut butter s'mores Pizookie®’ van BJ's Restaurant & Brewhousede ‘peanut butter s'mores Pizookie®’ van BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
  • 7Pines Resort Sardinië opent als onderdeel van het Destination by Hyatt-portfolio7Pines Resort Sardinië opent als onderdeel van het Destination by Hyatt-portfolio

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 first restaurant in Europe of Panda Express opened at Ramstein Air Base in Germany and the peanut butter s’mores Pizookie® returns to BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse.

Some openings: Bacon Nation will open on the second floor of the D Las Vegas on Fremont Street this fall. Nobu Hotel, Restaurant, and Residences will Launch in Danang, Vietnam and the 7Pines Resort Sardinia opens as part of the Destination by Hyatt portfolio.

Last week we published a recipe for a ‘frozen salted espresso martini’ spotted on Instagram. This week we spotted the Instagram account of ‘Our Life Corner’ with delicious looking drinks, like the Mango Tea Cream Cheese.

An interesting article about how cities are banning robot delivery vehicles from the sidewalks. As usually the problem of technique going faster than legislation. And Whole Foods co-founder John Mackey and a team will launch a plant-based restaurant & wellness chain.

Are you going to Paris in the first week of September or do you live there? Check out CookieWay, ‘le pop-up bar à cookies de Subway’! Chef and restaurateur Jean Georges Vongerichten opens massive Seaport marketplace in the restored historic Tin Building located in lower Manhattan.

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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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Trends we spotted | Week 24

20-6-2022

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  • A Grilled BBQ TiNDLE Chick'n Sandwich at Veggie GrillA Grilled BBQ TiNDLE Chick'n Sandwich at Veggie Grill
  • COTE Miami has got its first Michelin starCOTE Miami has got its first Michelin star
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam X VanMoofDoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam X VanMoof
  • Shaffy Restobar in AmsterdamShaffy Restobar in Amsterdam
  • The 'Charged Up Cup' by PaneraThe 'Charged Up Cup' by Panera

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 Michelin stars in South Florida, with COTE Miami amongst them. And in Russia opened the old McDonald’s stores under the name Vkusno & tochka’.

DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Central Station offers employees a VanMoof e-bike for one euro a day. And Swingers, the crazy golf club in London, Washington and New York, has reinvented mini golf for an adult audience by adding gourmet street food, cocktails and a party atmosphere.

Recently the 50 Top Pizza list in the USA was published, with nine restaurants from New York! We congratulate the winner: New York’s Una Pizza Napoletana. And vending machines of Subway are hitting the market.

An official ‘Golden Girls’ Kitchen pop-up is coming to Los Angeles this summer and TiNDLE, the plant-based chicken brand, is now available at all ‘Veggie Grill’ restaurants in the USA.

Panera helps guests stay charged for the longest day of the year with the limited edition ‘Charged Up Cup’, that will charge your phone while you simultaneously enjoy an energy boost from Panera’s new Charged Lemonades.

Shaffy Restobar in Amsterdam welcomes a new chef de cuisine: Koji Miyahira. He is adding an Asian twist to the menu. And in the ‘Learn to Taste’ series by Bird Brewery this month the difference between their Ekster and Ekstera beers. lees verder

#GoLocal | Artisanal spirits from the Netherlands

14-6-2022

  • Stokerij Lubberhuizen - credits Nilla BerrettyStokerij Lubberhuizen - credits Nilla Berretty
  • Stokerij Lubberhuizen - credits Seijbel PhotographyStokerij Lubberhuizen - credits Seijbel Photography
  • PassimoncelloPassimoncello
  • RummieclubRummieclub
  • Rummieclub - Martijn en JudithRummieclub - Martijn en Judith
  • RummieclubRummieclub
  • The Stillery - Most Floral Gin and Ouwe KopstootjeThe Stillery - Most Floral Gin and Ouwe Kopstootje
  • The Stillery - The labThe Stillery - The lab
  • The Stillery X Moyee Coffee EspressoThe Stillery X Moyee Coffee Espresso
  • Spirited Union DistillerySpirited Union Distillery

In recent years, we have spotted a lot of new artisanal spirits in the Netherlands. We have written about the Jongens van Oud West (the Boys of Oud West) who produce Orancello, orange-based Limoncello, and about Voerman Vieux, whose vieux is served straight up with ice cubes or used in cocktails. And about Pink Willem, the first Dutch rosé vermouth based on rhubarb, raspberry and matching botanicals and about the canned cocktails by Amsterdam-based brand Kever Jenever. We also wrote about the sustainable limited edition Hemelwater jenever by Hooghoudt: the distillery from Groningen succeeded in producing jenever from rainwater in 2021.

Below a list of more artisanal drinks!

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Trends we spotted | Week 23

10-6-2022

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  • Tenzing natural energyTenzing natural energy
  • Apollo Hotela are now Leonardo HotelsApollo Hotela are now Leonardo Hotels
  • National Museum in Oslo openedNational Museum in Oslo opened
  • Audi teams up with Restaurant Noma and MADAudi teams up with Restaurant Noma and MAD

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 ‘tree free paper’, notebooks made from upcycled stone waste. Is ‘Paper / On The Rocks’ interesting as stationary for those hotels who strive to be as sustainable as possible?

Audi USA teams up with three-Michelin-star Restaurant Noma and global nonprofit MAD to spark conversations around sustainability. And the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design opens in Oslo on 11 June, 2022.

You can play ‘feather bowling’ at Randolph Beer bar in Brooklyn. We never heard of ‘Feather Bowling’, or ‘Trabollen’ as they call it in Belgium, did you? Culinary cruise during the hundredth edition of the Dutch sailing event ‘Kaagweek’.

We love the simple idea behind the Pride Wopper of Burger King in Austria (that features a same-side bun for “equal love and equal rights”) but the campaign gets a lot of reactions. The Colombian brewery Dos Tercos prints promises by presidential candidates on beer cans. To remind them of it!

The Apollo Hotels successfully transformed into Leonardo Hotels and their new website is online as well. And TENZING Natural Energy is now also available in the Netherlands, it’s a completely plant-based, low-calorie energy drink with a positive impact on the planet.

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Trends we spotted | Week 19

13-5-2022

  • Trends we spottedTrends 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 spottedTrends 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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Trends we spotted | Week 14

12-4-2022

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  • Selfridges | The world's first department store to serve New-Meat™ within its restaurantsSelfridges | The world's first department store to serve New-Meat™ within its restaurants
  • Bird Brewery plants 100,000 treesBird Brewery plants 100,000 trees
  • Theekopers Betjeman & Barton in AmsterdamTheekopers Betjeman & Barton in Amsterdam
  • Prêt-à-Portea at the Berkeley features Gucci, Lanvin, Oscar de la Rente and more this Spring Summer 2022Prêt-à-Portea at the Berkeley features Gucci, Lanvin, Oscar de la Rente and more this Spring Summer 2022
  • NOCCO Mango Del SolNOCCO Mango Del Sol

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 new series ‘Definitive and Doable’ on the website of Fine Dining Lovers. Great for foodies: in this series they show some very exciting recipes. And the James Bond’s studios at Pinewood are opening to the public in the UK  

In 2019 the Dutch Bird Brewery started planting trees for every liter of their beer sold, recently the reached their goal: 100.000 trees. And the Prêt-à-Portea at the Berkeley features Gucci, Lanvin, Oscar de la Rente and more this Spring/Summer 2022.

New-Meat pioneer, Redefine Meat, recently announced that Selfridges London is the world’s first department store to feature New-Meat as part of its in-store dining experience. And D-Drinks starts selling a second taste of the NOCCO drinks – Mango Del Sol in the Netherlands.

 San Francisco-based MeliBio has found a way to make honey that doesn’t require bees, bee free honey! And the French tea merchants Betjeman & Barton now also has a shop in the Jan Evertsenstaat in Amsterdam.

In Toulouse, France a retired A380 jet will be transformed into a luxury hotel with 31 rooms and a grand suite on the flight deck. An in Paris you can buy a box of ‘naughty waffles’ for Easter from La Quequetterie.

KFC Australia opened the first KFC fine dining degustation pop-up restaurant with a delicious 11-courses menu. Great idea for the opening of a fast food restaurant! And a special arrangement ‘Steal the Suite’ at the Prince Hotel in Melbourne from April 5th – May 31st!

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Trends we spotted | Week 13

4-4-2022

  • The handshake on the Michelin Guide DubaiThe handshake on the Michelin Guide Dubai
  • GoTab Partners with MastercardGoTab Partners with Mastercard
  • Podcast 'Over Eten' met Willem HielePodcast 'Over Eten' met Willem Hiele

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 and amongst others three Instagram posts we spotted, the special branding of Mr. Charlie’s in Los Angeles with their red/yellow colors as well as the upside down smile. And Miss Crispy Rice who recently opened inside the Oasis Wynwood in Miami, serving crispy rice sushi!

Another Instagram post that we really love is one from Paris where restaurant La Bourse et la Vie hired 3 refugees from Ukraine and changed their cuisine and their name in Le Borscht et la Vie as of yesterday for 2 months.

Dubai is the 36th destination which will have its own Guide MICHELIN! The first selection of restaurants will be revealed in June. And McDonald’s USA surprises fans with unexpected Szechuan Sauce drop. Great idea a limited time offer of products from the past, which product would you bring back?

SALSA SHOP is a fast growing brand of fresh Mexican food restaurants, they recently opened the 10th restaurant in the Netherlands and they have big dreams for Europe. And a great initiative of Culinair Leiden in our hometown, a 6.5 km long festive ribbon of tables along the Singelpark route on 25 and 26 June 2022: Singelpark Dinner.

Restaurant commerce platform, GoTab, recently announced that it is partnering with Mastercard to transform the digital checkout experience in hospitality venues across the US with the implementation of Click to Pay.

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