Trends we spotted | Week 18

6-5-2022

  • Trends 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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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 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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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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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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Trends we spotted | Week 16

22-4-2022

  • Trends 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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Ghost kitchen chain Casper from Belgium is going to expand to the Netherlands

20-4-2022

  • Casper oprichters Peter Van Praet, Matthias Laga & Zhong XuCasper oprichters Peter Van Praet, Matthias Laga & Zhong Xu

Casper, the fast-growing ghost kitchen chain in Belgium, announced it has raised €5 million in a Series A financing led by Amsterdam-based Slingshot Ventures, in partnership with serial entrepreneurs Zhong Xu & Jan Hollez (Deliverect) and Jürgen Ingels (Smartfin).

With this injection Casper will expand to various locations in the Netherlands (The Hague, Rotterdam, Eindhoven and Utrecht), France (Lille) in the third quarter of this year and Luxembourg will follow in the fourth quarter. As of Q2 2024, Casper aims to have 50 international locations.

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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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