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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Trends we spotted | Week 17

29-4-2022

  • Trends we spottedTrends we spotted
  • Stumptown Coffee Roasters partnered with Oatly to serve first-annual ‘Earth Day Latte’Stumptown Coffee Roasters partnered with Oatly to serve first-annual ‘Earth Day Latte’
  • Accor opens Jo&Joe Hotels in ChinaAccor opens Jo&Joe Hotels in China
  • Accor opens Jo&Joe Hotels in ChinaAccor opens Jo&Joe Hotels in China
  • Accor opens Jo&Joe Hotels in ChinaAccor opens Jo&Joe Hotels in China

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 Château Galoupet in France, they produce exceptional sustainable rosé and Accor, Ennismore and Country Garden’s Funyard will develop more than a thousand JO&JOE hotels in China.

Stumptown Coffee Roasters partnered with Oatly to serve first-annual ‘Earth Day Latte’ and we can imagine the Pearlsuites by Pierpaolo Lazzarini at our Dutch lakes!

A 50-Pin Challenge with Bowling at the Kabukicho’s Shinjuku Copa Bowl, inspiration for other Bowling centers? And in Amsterdam the Anatara Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky recently reopened under the Anatara brand!

Spicy McNuggets return at some McDonald’s locations in the USA for a limited time only. What would your guests like to return on your menu? And a special initiative of chef Niko Romito, the ‘Niko Romito method’ it includes 7 techniques of ‘food transformation’, we spotted it in an Instagram post of the World Economic Forum.

The Fazer Xylitol factory has started operations in Lahti, Finland. The new state-of-the-art factory showcases a unique example of circular economy – a patented process transforms upcycled oat hulls into sustainable xylitol.

Last year restaurant Eleven Madison Park (***) switched to an entirely plant-based menu, and now Daniel Humm starts delivering its green ethos to home kitchens: Eleven Madison Home. And in Berlin Domino’s pizza delivers pizza with robots which are using the sidewalks.

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KFC and Mother’s Day | A Kentucky Fried Buckquet from Proflowers®

28-4-2022

  • Kentuckey Fried Buckquet - KFC X ProflowersKentuckey Fried Buckquet - KFC X Proflowers
  • Kentuckey Fried Buckquet - KFC X Proflowers

This Mother’s Day, KFC and Proflowers are helping you celebrate mom like never before – introducing the Kentucky Fried Buckquet, a DIY floral arrangement that, once assembled, can be part fried chicken, part fresh flowers and altogether amazing.

Only available in the USA but it might be inspiration for local restaurants to collaborate with another entrepreneur to create a great Mother’s Day present? Which mother wouldn’t love to dine out and receive flowers, perfume, chocolate or….?

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Which Wich® Superior Sandwiches launches a Crypto Box Meal

26-4-2022

  • Which Wich® Superior Sandwiches to Launch a Crypto Box Meal available only on April 29Which Wich® Superior Sandwiches to Launch a Crypto Box Meal available only on April 29

Which Wich® Superior Sandwiches is taking the booming cryptocurrency world by storm, revealing a brand-new Crypto Box meal available only on April 29 at Which Wich locations in the U.S., while supplies last.  The Crypto Box Meal includes regular sandwich, cookie, chips and large drink, plus an additional gift, a limited-edition Which Wich-branded CryptoCoin that is worth $10 on April 29 but changes value daily for up to two years based on Bitcoin fluctuations.

Interesting for European chains to create a product and combine it with cryptocurrency? We don’t think we are at the same level of the Americans, of which 14 percent owns some form of cryptocurrency.  

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Restaurant ShakShuk in Amsterdam made a special dish for Earth Day

22-4-2022

  • Spicy Beyond Merguez by restaurant ShakShuk – credits @foodlicious.amsterdamSpicy Beyond Merguez by restaurant ShakShuk – credits @foodlicious.amsterdam

Especially for Earth Day (April 22), ShakShuk, a shakshuka restaurant on the Zuidas  in Amsterdam, developed a new dish in collaboration with Beyond Meat: Spicy Beyond Merguez. The spicy sausages in this dish are normally made from animal meat, but ShakShuk replaced them with sustainable, plant-based Beyond Sausage. The new dish will be launched with a special promotion on Earth Day and will remain on the menu for a month.

Spicy Beyond Merguez is being introduced with a special promotion: ShakShuk is offering 100 dishes for free on April 22 to celebrate Earth Day. Restaurant-goers can make reservations for this through ShakShuk.

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citizenM begins building a hotel in the Metaverse

19-4-2022

  • citizenM becomes the first hospitality brand to buy property in The SandboxcitizenM becomes the first hospitality brand to buy property in The Sandbox

citizenM, the pioneer of affordable luxury hotels recently announced it will acquire a LAND site in The Sandbox, a leading decentralized gaming virtual world and a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, to begin building a hotel in the Metaverse. This endeavor signifies a new movement in hospitality, as citizenM will be the first ever hotel group to purchase LAND in The Sandbox.

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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 14

12-4-2022

  • Trends we spotted
  • 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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Food Fighters Universe | The first NFT-backed restaurant group

11-4-2022

  • Food Fighters Universe founders Andy Nguyen and Kevin Seo. credits Evan LancasterFood Fighters Universe founders Andy Nguyen and Kevin Seo. credits Evan Lancaster
  • Food Fighters Universe founders Andy Nguyen, Phillip Huynh and Kevin Seo with advisory team member Bun B. credits Evan LancasterFood Fighters Universe founders Andy Nguyen, Phillip Huynh and Kevin Seo with advisory team member Bun B. credits Evan Lancaster
  • Food Fighters Universe Mascot "Pete Za".Food Fighters Universe Mascot "Pete Za".
  • The Food Fighters Universe team in Los Angeles on March 30, 2022, during NFTLA. Credits Evan LancasterThe Food Fighters Universe team in Los Angeles on March 30, 2022, during NFTLA. Credits Evan Lancaster

Andy Nguyen and Kevin Seo, the foodpreneurs behind the world’s first Bored Ape restaurant, Bored & Hungry, recently announced Food Fighters Universe (FFU), an NFT collection that will connect food and Web3. Launching in May, FFU will be a collection of 10,000 unique tokens on the ETH (Ethereum) blockchain. Each purchase will help to develop the world’s first NFT-backed restaurant group, focused on building gathering places in real life (IRL) and the metaverse, while offering utility and experiences for Food Fighters NFT holders. “I saw the Web3 space as a way to fix those problems and save the restaurant industry.” – Andy Nguyen.

Although we don’t see exactly what Andy Nguyen means with saving the restaurant industry, it’s an interesting development. They opened Bored & Hungry last Saturday and the 10,000 tokens will give members access to special events, rewards, and other perks. In January 2022 we wrote about the exclusive Flyfish Club, which is expected to open in New York City in 2023. A membership card for this exclusive club and restaurant is an NFT purchased with cryptocurrency.

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Claridge’s Afternoon Tea at the Maybourne Beverly Hills

11-4-2022

  • Claridges Afternoon Tea ResidencyClaridges Afternoon Tea Residency
  • Claridges Afternoon Tea ResidencyClaridges Afternoon Tea Residency

For the first time in its 150 year history, Claridge’s legendary afternoon tea will be served outside of its Mayfair home, and will take residency at sister hotel The Maybourne Beverly Hills – the first American property from Maybourne Hotel Group. Guests will enjoy the traditional British teatime ritual, but with playful twists in true Maybourne spirit, that will reflect the flavours of California and the vibrancy of the destination. Presented on the LA hotel’s sweeping outdoor garden terrace, guests will enjoy this alfresco service surrounded by a white jacketed team, a fragrant garden of wild flowers, accompanied by the sounds of a grand piano.

Although it doesn’t sound like a trend, we love the idea of being able to enjoy a real British Afternoon Tea in another place. Would you go to a Dutch hotel if they would for example serve the delicious Claridge’s scones and their British style sandwiches? Or any of the Afternoon Tea’s we wrote about? We think collaborations like this could work at many more destinations!

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