Trends we spotted | Week 26

1-7-2022

  • Trends we spotted afbeelding
  • 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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Karma Kebab makes the hardcore carnivore’s mouth water

1-7-2022

  • Interior Karma Kebab in UtrechtInterior Karma Kebab in Utrecht
  • Interior Karma Kebab in UtrechtInterior Karma Kebab in Utrecht
  • Interior Karma Kebab in UtrechtInterior Karma Kebab in Utrecht
  • Interior Karma Kebab in UtrechtInterior Karma Kebab in Utrecht
  • Karma Kebab - plant-basedKarma Kebab - plant-based
  • Karma Kebab first location in UtrechtKarma Kebab first location in Utrecht

And this title is true! Our colleagues who had already tasted it at festivals were jealous of the colleague, a real meat lover, who got to taste it at the opening! She now has Karma Kebab cravings as well!

Maybe you already knew them from one of the many festivals (Lowlands, Mistery Land, Into the Great Wide Open) where they satisfied your kebab cravings. Because entirely made from grain and celeriac, Karma Kebab still makes even the hardcore carnivore salivate. Now it is time for the next step for the successful, plant-based kebab brand: thanks to initiators Pascal Labrie, Marcel van der Heijden, Hidde Stolwijk and Ivo van der Pauw, the former bicycle depot on the Kanaalweg in Utrecht will be given a new lease of life.

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Snackization | Top chefs are increasingly specializing in street food

29-6-2022

  • Gastrobar Supersoft - credits Nina SlagmolenGastrobar Supersoft - credits Nina Slagmolen
  • Gastrobar Supersoft - credits Nina SlagmolenGastrobar Supersoft - credits Nina Slagmolen
  • Gastrobar Supersoft - credits Nina SlagmolenGastrobar Supersoft - credits Nina Slagmolen
  • Paindemie - credits Chantal ArntsPaindemie - credits Chantal Arnts
  • Paindemie - credits Chantal ArntsPaindemie - credits Chantal Arnts
  • Paindemie - credits Chantal ArntsPaindemie - credits Chantal Arnts
  • Exterieur van Softy's op de Nieuwe Markt in TilburgExterieur van Softy's op de Nieuwe Markt in Tilburg
  • Portret Sander & Koos - Softy's tilburgPortret Sander & Koos - Softy's tilburg
  • Interieur van Softy's op de Nieuwe Markt in TilburgInterieur van Softy's op de Nieuwe Markt in Tilburg
  • Softy's - Milkshake Kimchi en Spicy Ananas softijs.Softy's - Milkshake Kimchi en Spicy Ananas softijs.

Who doesn’t like a good snack from time to time? That goes for most people, of course, including top chefs. Behind the scenes, they have always created the most delicious simple dishes and snacks for themselves and their loved ones. A few years ago, the first chefs came to the realization that many more people would like to taste this. Like chef Gavin Kaysen (*) who already served a late night greasy spoon at the bar in his first restaurant Spoon and Stable years ago, New York’s favorite chef David Chang (**) who started his own fried chicken brand, Chef Schilo van Coevorden of restaurant Taiko (*) in the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam who in collaboration with Febo served the limited edition ‘langoustine frikandel’ or the Valuas croquettes and bitterballen of chef Eric Swaghoven which he has been selling since 2004. These chefs already set this trend back then, this article will continue after a few of these examples of “snackization” of the culinary world where we discuss the inspiration and initiatives that the corona period brought us.

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Restaurant Renato’s brings the Italian vibe to Bloemendaal aan Zee

28-6-2022

  • Restaurant Renato’s - Bloemendaal aan ZeeRestaurant Renato’s - Bloemendaal aan Zee
  • Restaurant Renato’s - Bloemendaal aan ZeeRestaurant Renato’s - Bloemendaal aan Zee
  • Restaurant Renato’s - Italian food in Bloemendaal aan ZeeRestaurant Renato’s - Italian food in Bloemendaal aan Zee
  • Restaurant Renato’s - Italian food in Bloemendaal aan ZeeRestaurant Renato’s - Italian food in Bloemendaal aan Zee
  • Poort Beach Boutique Apartments - Bloemendaal aan ZeePoort Beach Boutique Apartments - Bloemendaal aan Zee
  • Poort Beach Boutique Apartments - Bloemendaal aan ZeePoort Beach Boutique Apartments - Bloemendaal aan Zee

Restaurant Renato’s has officially opened in the Dutch coast city of Bloemendaal aan Zee. With its family approach, the thin ‘Roman style’ pizzas, extensive choice of antipasti and high quality ingredients, Renato’s has already conquered many hearts in establishments elsewhere in the country. In Bloemendaal aan Zee, Renato’s found a place that had long been on the owners wish list: a location that also offers space for large family dinners, weddings and events and can be combined with a wonderful night’s sleep in Poort Beach Boutique Apartments. Add to that a magnificent terrace overlooking the sea, and you have the perfect recipe for that vacation in your own country.

Enjoying Italian specialties with sea view, what more could you want? We enjoyed it in the sun!

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The Ketchup Project | game changer in the battle against food waste

27-6-2022

  • The Ketchup Project - 3 flavoursThe Ketchup Project - 3 flavours
  • Oprichters TKP Birte Ketting (L) en Anne Janssens - credits Josje DeekensOprichters TKP Birte Ketting (L) en Anne Janssens - credits Josje Deekens

DOEN Participaties and Brave New Food Investments (BNFI) are jointly investing 450,000 euros in The Ketchup Project, a sustainable initiative that combats food waste and empowers local Kenyan farmers. With this investment, The Ketchup Project can hire extra staff and invest in the purchase of its own drying hubs.

Sustainable ketchup for restaurants and fast food restaurants, interesting for those companies that have sustainability high on their agenda.

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Trends we spotted | Week 25

24-6-2022

  • Trends we spotted afbeelding
  • Conscious hotels is going to expand in EuropeConscious hotels is going to expand in Europe
  • Finger Sporks at KFCFinger Sporks at KFC
  • Fletcher Hotel Rotterdam -AirportFletcher Hotel Rotterdam -Airport
  • Pike Place - Heritage Market Starbucks - credits Joshua TrujilloPike Place - Heritage Market Starbucks - credits Joshua Trujillo
  • SkyDrop Delivery DroneSkyDrop Delivery Drone
  • The Good Wine collaborates with the Made Blue FoundationThe Good Wine collaborates with the Made Blue Foundation
  • Topping out Maritim Hotel AmsterdamTopping out Maritim Hotel Amsterdam

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’.

German Maritim Hotel group has signed a new 50-year lease with Union Investment for the biggest integrated congress hotel in Europe, The Maritim Hotel, being developed in Amsterdam North, close to the River IJ and opposite the city’s central railway station across the waterway.

Celebrating a milestone 50th anniversary, European-born brand Le Méridien brings glamour back to travel with renovations across its global portfolio. And SkyDrop and Domino’s gear up to launch a commercial drone delivery trial in New Zealand.

Hard Rock International commences partnership with GEK TERNA Group to create a luxury resort and Casino in the Heart of the Athens Riviera. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Athens is set to open in 2026. And a Heritage Market by Starbucks opened in Seattle, showing the past, present and future of coffee and their community.

KFC US unveils innovative new ‘finger sporks’ to make its side orders as finger lickin’good as its fried chicken. And NIPA Capital & Conscious hotels join forces for sustainable growth of this chain in Europe.

Organic wine form The Good Wine provides one thousand times more clean drinking water in cooperation with Water Made Blue. And the two Fletcher Hotels at Rotterdam The Hague Airport introduce a package deal: ‘The super relaxed travel package’.

In the category Catering, cleaning, security and various business services of the MT500, Hutten is number 1 this year. The MT500 is the reputation research for Dutch companies, based on the opinion of managers, decision makers and executives.

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Het Blauwe Tientje | Beer for the 10th anniversary of De Biertuin

23-6-2022

  • De Biertuin in Amsterdam East, West and CentrumDe Biertuin in Amsterdam East, West and Centrum
  • De Biertuin in Amsterdam East, West and CentrumDe Biertuin in Amsterdam East, West and Centrum
  • De Biertuin in Amsterdam East, West and CentrumDe Biertuin in Amsterdam East, West and Centrum
  • Food at De Biertuin in AmsterdamFood at De Biertuin in Amsterdam
  • Food at De Biertuin in AmsterdamFood at De Biertuin in Amsterdam

With now three locations, De Biertuin is a household name in Amsterdam. This year they celebrate their tenth anniversary. In honour of this they have joined forces with Two Chefs Brewing and labelled their own beer: Het Blauwe Tientje (The Blue tenner). They are also celebrating by giving away gifts via their Instagram account, a party on Sunday the 26th of June, and a 10-year burger.

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Campina collaborates with Jimmy Loves Food | Organic dairy products delivered by bike via order platform for the restaurant sector

23-6-2022

  • Campina delivered by Jimmy Loves FoodCampina delivered by Jimmy Loves Food

Campina collaborates with Jimmy Loves Food, an Amersfoort-based business order platform which delivers local and sustainable products to the restaurant sector by bike. The delivery will be emission-free and take place within 24 hours in Amersfoort and Amsterdam. The organic products from the Campina range can now be ordered via this app.

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Everything breathes wine at the Dormio Wijnhotel Valkenburg

21-6-2022

  • Dormio Wijnhotel ValkenburgDormio Wijnhotel Valkenburg
  • Dormio Wijnhotel ValkenburgDormio Wijnhotel Valkenburg
  • Dormio Wijnhotel ValkenburgDormio Wijnhotel Valkenburg

Opening – The first wine bottles have been uncorked at Dormio Wijnhotel Valkenburg and the first hotel guests woke up in their private wine domain. Last weekend the themed hotel and restaurant on the Stationsstraat in Valkenburg opened its doors for the first time. The former family hotel Tummers has undergone a metamorphosis and has been transformed into a wine hotel. The new owner developed a unique concept for this in cooperation with South Limburg winemakers and international wine companies. The CEO of Dormio Resorts & Hotels, Roel de Boer describes it concisely as “everything here breathes wine”.

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Trends we spotted | Week 24

20-6-2022

  • Trends we spotted afbeelding
  • 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

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