Trends we spotted | Week 42
At horecatrends.com or hospitalitytrends.eu 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 NANKA that makes patties from Jack Fruit in combination with mushrooms, chicken and beef to help meat-eaters to reduces their meat intake in Malaysia. And in Germany Essity and McDonald’s are recycling the paper cups into toilet paper.
The Brooklyn Dumpling Shop from New York is growing fast through franchising, they’re opening 5 new locations in Florida. And the Singapore-born, Instagram-famous Paradise Group debuted in California last September with their Rainbow Soup Dumplings!
The Dutch cider producers and importers of CiderCider will open ‘the Ciderbar’ in Rotterdam Hofbogen by the end of December. And in Groningen the first RavioliBar in the Netherlands opened. They make fresh ravioli daily!
The Cheesecake Factory has been sharing a slew of their incredible recipes for readers to make in their own kitchens since the COVID-19 crisis. Inspirational! And the Dutch Vegan Junk Food Bar will open in Germany this fall.
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NANKA is currently available in three products, including a 100 per cent plant-based patty made from jackfruit and mushrooms, and a 70 per cent mixed plant/30 per cent chicken patty. There is also a 70 per cent mixed plant/30 per cent beef patty. All Products are HALAL certified and MeSTI approved. Moreover, according to the company, they do not contain preservatives, colorings or artificial flavoring. They are also free from GMOs and gluten.
We spotted products like this, Meat Your Veggies, here in the Netherlands back in 2017, it combines 50% meat and 50% vegetables.
Beverage, milkshake and ice cream cups will be re-used to make professional hygiene toilet paper under Essity’s leading Tork brand. According to this article at News.Cision (link in the title), the project started in 2020, and consisted of a team from Essity, logistics partner HAVI, and McDonald’s Deutschland LLC. They piloted different opportunities to give paper cup waste a new life. The pilot showed that Essity can successfully use the paper cups, after they have been shredded, as material for some of their mills and turn them into Tork branded toilet paper.
The solution is an extension of the Tork PaperCircle® recycling service, which is Essity’s award winning circular service for recycling used paper towels into toilet paper.
We wrote about this ‘Zero Human Interaction’ restaurant experience back in July 2020 before it even opened. Brooklyn Dumpling Shop is an automated dumpling restaurant, and it’s going fast. According to this article at Fast Casual, Florida-based franchisee Marc Silverstone closed on a deal with them to bring at least five units to Orlando, Miami and surrounding areas. Brooklyn Dumpling Shop is on track to open 250 units in development within two years after a year of rapid growth since its inception in 2020. Since the opening of Brooklyn Dumpling Shop in New York’s East Village, the brand has signed franchise deals for more than 35 units throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Texas and Florida and is exploring additional markets for expansion. Check out how it works in the video below. (The text continues below the video).
The Singapore-born, Instagram-famous Paradise Group debuted in California last September. He already has more than 100 restaurants around Asia and open his US location at the South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. The soup dumpling specialist will finally introduce Americans to the Eight Flavor Rainbow Xiao Long Bao. The dish uses natural ingredients like spinach for the green-hued dumpling skins and orange for the carrot, each of which get the standard 18 pleats as they wrap around the various flavors of Kurobuta pork filling: original, cheese, crab roe, garlic, luffa gourd, black truffle, Szechuan, and foie gras. More in the article at Food & Wine, link in the title.
The Dutch cider producers and importers of CiderCider will open ‘De Ciderbar’ in Rotterdam Hofbogen by the end of December. Previously, they were located at a smaller location in the Fenix Food Factory. Wouter Bijl of CiderCider has been importing ciders from all over the world to the Netherlands since 2009. The bars get a wide variety of products and services; 10 taps, fridges full of bottles, the tastiest bar bites and an active program with tastings and events.
A crowdfunding campaign is currently running for this new Ciderbar, link in the title. They almost hit the target and the campaign is still running for a few days! By opting for crowdfunding as financing, the owners hope to strengthen the bond they already have with regular guests and they want to make sure cider gets a place in the hospitality industry of Rotterdam.
September 28 – Last month the RavioliBar opened in Groningen and we have heard from several people that it is the new, must-go-to! They produce their top quality raviolis themselves. The ravioli combined with beautiful, well-paired wines has resulted in: the RavioliBar (link to their website in the title). The concept does not yet exist in the Netherlands. The restaurant in Groningen is the first of a chain of twenty to be rolled out in the Netherlands in the coming years, according to their website. We are curious about the concept, it does sounds delicious!
The Cheesecake Factory has been sharing a slew of their incredible recipes for readers to make in their own kitchens since the COVID-19 crisis. They started in April 2020 at the start of the pandemic and have continued to add some delicious recipes to its online cookbook. Check it out, might be inspirational, with recipes like Baked Rigatoni, Blonde Brownie Cheesecake Sundae, Cajun Jambalaya Pasta and Chicken Taquitos.
The Vegan Junk Food Bar, with locations in Amsterdam (3), Rotterdam and Barcelona (in the El Born district) is about to open its first location in Germany. The newest location will open this autumn in the center of Cologne, after Barcelona the second foreign market for the Dutch franchise chain. A location in Eindhoven is also planned for the near future.