Sapphire House Antwerp is going to be the first hotel that is fully plant-based led by Bart De Pooter.

28-1-2022

Sapphire House Antwerp announces its chef for the first time. None other than the two-star chef Bart De Pooter, coming from Pastorale** opens this year no fewer than two restaurants in the prestigious Autograph Collection Hotel by Mariott. WILD|n, which is located in the oldest room of the hotel, will be the first plant-based fine dining restaurant in Antwerp. Chef De Pooter will surprise and inspire with pure and pedantic gastronomy. A new culinary chapter has begun.

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Joris Bijdendijk opens Wils Bakery Café | Amsterdam

25-1-2022

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Joris Bijdendijk is opening a new business on Amsterdam’s Stadionplein. The restaurant, which will be called Wils Bakery Café, will be a combination of a bakery and a bistro. With this concept, the chef wants to establish a culinary sister of star restaurant Wils, which is located on the third floor of the building.

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Yum! Center for Global Franchise Excellence | Taco Bell Business School

25-1-2022

Taco Bell asked itself: Shouldn’t the leaders in the Taco Bell system reflect the people who eat and work there? In an effort to break down potential barriers and further diversify its franchise system, Taco Bell announced today that it is rolling out Taco Bell Business School in partnership with University of Louisville: a first-of-its-kind franchise training program to elevate restaurant leaders as entrepreneurs and break down barriers to franchise ownership.

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Trends we spotted | week 3

24-1-2022

 

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 trial with a four-day working week in the United Kingdom and have you heard of the hotel chain REVERB by Hard Rock? They open this year in the St. Pauli bunker in Hamburg.

 A ‘Travel with Confidence’-program from Baha Mar Resorts in the Bahamas should give their guests the confidence to travel to their resorts. And Accor announced more than 300 new destinations to discover around the world. Including the opening of the Raffles at the OWO building in London.

The exclusive Flyfish Club, is expected to open in New York City in 2023. Your membership card for this exclusive club and restaurant is an NFT purchased with cryptocurrency.

‘Sunions’ onions are already available in America and the United Kingdom, the special thing about these onions: you don’t get tears in your eyes when cutting! And the partner support for the National Week Without Meat & Dairy in the Netherlands is greater than ever.

Dutch chefs Jonnie Boer (*** Michelin) and Sidney Schutte (**) developed baby food for Babe Baby Foods and chef Michael van ‘t Hoff launched the ‘Smaakpupil’, (taste bud) app for people who are confronted with a loss of taste.

At KFC China you can find more and more regional dishes on the menu such as noodles, congee, pancakes, rice rolls and bean curd pudding. And Poland has the most autonomous stores that work with artificial intelligence in Europe, Żabka Nano has 25 locations!

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Hawaiian Poké Bowl opens branch in Antwerp Tower

24-1-2022

  • Hawaiian Poké Bowl Antwerp Tower credits Marie Monsieur
  • Hawaiian Poké Bowl Antwerp Tower credits Marie Monsieur
  • Hawaiian Poké Bowl Antwerp Tower credits Marie Monsieur
  • Hawaiian Poké Bowl Antwerp Tower credits Marie Monsieur
  • Hawaiian Poké Bowl Antwerp Tower credits Marie Monsieur
  • Hawaiian Poké Bowl Antwerp Tower credits Marie Monsieur

Hawaiian Poké Bowl is opening their 20th location in Belgium in the foodstreet of the brand new Antwerp Tower. To celebrate that twentieth poké location in just three years as it should be, this will be the flagship store of the healthy restaurant chain. The imperial location for that milestone is the busy Keyserlei. As one of the fastest growing players within healthy casual food concepts, here for the price of one bowl you not only get a healthy, fresh and nutritious meal, but also a vacation feeling!

The organization behind Hawaiian Poké Bowl has plans for 20 branches in the Netherlands in the next 3 years. And they are developing sustainable packaging for their take-out and delivery. 

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Trends we spotted | Week 2

17-1-2022

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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 Flipdish, an online ordering and experience platform, which has had a capital injection. And the nominees for the ‘Foodservice Award 2022’ (Horecava) election have been announced, on March 10 we will know who has won in which category.

A new De Beren delivery restaurant has opened in the center of Katwijk and KFC has opened a new restaurant in the WoenselXL shopping center in Eindhoven.

Albert Heijn is testing its own app ‘Overblijvers’ (remainers) against food waste and the Dutch app, Didiyo, delivers food from Turkish, Surinamese, Polish and Moroccan grocers.

It looks like Americans will soon be able to enjoy “Snoop doggs” hot dogs and more news about Nuro’s new model of “delivery” robotics in America.

The first non-alcoholic beer with vitamin D, the Corona Sunbrew 0.0%, is already available in Canada. And in Dubai in 2023, The floating luxury five-star resort Kempinski Floating Palace will open! With hotel villas that can ‘sail’ elsewhere.

At Taco Bell in America, you can take out a subscription to the Taco Lover’s Pass, for 10 dollars per month, you can get 1 taco every day. And an article about an AI-powered platform to make wine recommendations, Tastry.

And a link to an article about the first speakeasy non-alcoholic cocktail bar in Paris: Drinks&Co by Lyre’s, special! We don’t think we have a completely alcohol-free cocktail bar here in the Netherlands, do we?

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Trends we spotted | Week 1

10-1-2022

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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 design of the new Hotel Piet Hein Eek in Eindhoven and Horecagroep RCE will open a new restaurant from the chain ‘Stan’ in the Sphinxkwartier in Maastricht in the spring of 2022.

Dutch Brave Food: that is what Katy Elst and Ron Okhuijsen, after more than 25 years of experience as restaurant entrepreneurs, want to put on the map at Blue Bar1 in Utrecht. We spotted ‘Taste the TV’ in Japan (with video) and this Monday, January 10, Beyond Fried Chicken debuts nationwide at KFC®.

Geoffrey is a cute 10-pound delivery vehicle/robot developed by Ignacio Tartavull and Gellert Mattyus of Tiny Mile. And it’s pushed of the streets of Toronto. Great idea for uniform shoes, the Zen Running Club shoes, if you want your restaurant or hotel to be as sustainable as possible. They are 100% vegan and plant-based.

A photo of food taken by writer Nicholas Gill in a famous BBQ joint in Brooklyn, NYC, will be auctioned as an NFT. And global lifestyle icon Martha Stewart will open her first-ever restaurant, The Bedford by Martha Stewart at Paris Las Vegas in Spring 2022.

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Social-eats | Answers ‘where do we want to eat’

6-1-2022

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Social Technology Group, a company focused on bringing people together through socially engaging technology, announced it will launch on January 1st, 2022 their Regulation CF campaign on WeFunder, to further develop and enhance their mobile app, social-eats. Social-eats launches a Reg CF campaign to answer “where do we want to eat?”

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Hyatt rolls out room keys in Apple Wallet

4-1-2022

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In the beginning of December, Hyatt introduced the new contactless key technology of Hyatt Guests to seamlessly and securely tap their iPhone or Apple Watch to unlock across the first six participating U.S. hotels. Hyatt is the first brand to offer room keys in Apple Wallet.

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Industry-leading innovations for BurgerFi | Like in-car OnMyWay CommerceTM

4-1-2022

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BurgerFi, one of the nation’s fastest-growing, premium fast-casual concepts, is testing and expanding five new technologies and creative strategies to stay ahead of evolving consumer preferences and combat widespread labour shortages that have plagued the restaurant industry since the onset of the pandemic. They introduced Patty the Robot, new Ghost Kitchens and In-car OnMyWay CommerceTM will be introduced in 2022. The brand remains at the forefront of innovation as part of its commitment to providing the best restaurant guest experience, while continuing its aggressive expansion up the Eastern Seaboard.

When will we spot the In-car OnMyWay CommerceTM in Europe?

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