Trends we spotted | Week 13
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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Delicious Ukrainian cuisine at La Bourse et la Vie in Paris or as they renamed the restaurant: ‘Le Borscht et la Vie’
Over 3 million Ukrainians have fled their homes and country to take shelter. Three refugees started working in Paris at La Bourse et la Vie and are excited to share their traditions with their guests. Starting April 4 and for 2 months, Alina, Yulia and Ivan will take over the kitchen at La Bourse et la Vie and offer you a menu that will be an expression of the finest Ukrainian cuisine as much as a celebration of the inextricable bond between the inhabitants across the entire European continent. They even changed their name to Le Borscht et la Vie, le Borscht being the traditional East European soup. During this period, they will proudly donate 5% of their total revenue to a charity association that supports the victims of the war in Ukraine. Reservations can be made here. Check out how we found out! The article continues after the embedded Instagram post.
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Mr. Charlie’s launches in Los Angeles | With a brand resemblance to McDonald’s
Mr. Charlie’s recently opened a vegan fast-food restaurant on 612 N. La Brea Ave, in Los Angeles and you have to admit, the red/yellow branding as well as the upside down smile, does resemble the McDonald’s branding. So Mr. Charlie’s is causing an online stir! They describe themselves as ‘An Exhibition of Plants’ and all their burgers are made with Impossible foods patties. Instead of a Happy Meal they have their own ‘Frowny Meal’. Check out their branding in the Instagram post below, the text continues below the post.
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Miss Crispy Rice | The world’s first crispy rice bar
Miss Crispy Rice recently opened inside the Oasis Wynwood, in Miami. A lush, picturesque floral archway welcomes guests into the open-air, vibrant environment – aptly named, Oasis. Located in the heart of Wynwood at 2335 N Miami Ave., the 35,000 square foot, outdoor space is the new pulse of the neighborhood. Miss Crispy Rice serves crispy rice sushi, check out the image below, the text will continue after the embedded Instagram post. We love sushi served on crispy rice, it has that extra bite! And although we tasted the crispy rice sushi before we never spotted a joint totally dedicated to crispy rice sushi.
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Dubai is the 36th destination to food lovers which will have a Guide MICHELIN
Dubai will be joining the MICHELIN Guide family. Their team of inspectors is already in the field, in order to prepare the first selection of restaurants, which will be revealed in June. The selection will be made according to the tried and tested methodology applied all over the world, by the inspectors of the MICHELIN Guide, based on its universally applied set of five criteria, including the quality of the ingredients, the mastery of cooking, the harmony of flavors, the personality of the chef through the cuisine and the consistency both over time and across the entire menu. These are applied to all the selected restaurants in order to help gastronomes from around the world make an informed choice from among high-quality options.
The full 2022 selection of the MICHELIN Guide Dubai restaurants worldwide will be available on the MICHELIN Guide website https://guide.michelin.com, and on the MICHELIN Guide App, available for free on iOS and Android, where users can research restaurants following their locations, cuisine types, or additional features, in order to find the perfect match. Check out the press release, link in the title.
McDonald’s USA surprises fans with unexpected Szechuan Sauce drop
As of yesterday March 31, McDonald’s iconic Szechuan Sauce is back in the USA. The sauce has a savory and slightly sweet taste profile with hints of soy, garlic, ginger and mild vinegar notes to round out your dipping sauce experience.
It’s only returned three other times in the past 24 years, and they’re excited for fans to get another taste of the elusive favorite for just a few days beginning March 31, while supplies last. This time around, they can get Szechuan Sauce exclusively on the McDonald’s App for free when selecting as a dipping sauce option for their Chicken McNuggets or they can also purchase up to five (5) sauces a la carte. Check out the press release for more information, the link is in the title. Great idea a limited time offer of products from the past, which product could you bring back?
Recently opened the 10th branch of the SALSA SHOP in the Netherlands
SALSA SHOP has opened 10 branches in the Netherlands and they indicated that this is just the beginning. There are already 3 new branches in the pipeline. On the long term, they want to cross the borders as well. It’s their dream to become the biggest player in the field of fresh Mexican food in Europe, says founder Steven Visser. For now, SALSA SHOP is rapidly expanding with new locations in the Netherlands. The newest location on the Bijlmerplein opened its doors on March 20. A second location in Amsterdam Zuid and a new location on the Javastraat in Amsterdam will also open this year.
GoTab partners with Mastercard to improve the digital checkout experience
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 – a payment solution that makes checkout easier by eliminating the need to manually enter card details. Click to Pay provides consumers with an easier and safer checkout experience across devices and channels. Mastercard Click to Pay is based on the EMV® Secure Remote Commerce industry standards and makes it easier and safer for consumers to checkout online without having to remember passwords or manually enter card details every time. More in their press release, link in the title.
Singelpark Dinner in the Dutch city of Leiden
Initiative of Culinair Leiden, a 6.5 km long festive ribbon of tables along the Singelpark route on 25 and 26 June 2022. You can sign up for a table and enjoy snacks from the various restaurants, you can buy a passe-partout of 8 delicacies along the route or you can choose to be exclusively fêted by all the wonderful catering establishments in Leiden. Culinary Leiden will provide entertainment along the canals. The profit is for the Leiden Hospice Issoria.