Local sourcing, 24/7 culture lead food trends, says Mintel

Looking beyond beef and beverage innovations round out the list.

Jan. 10—Intelligence firm Mintel predicts there will be four trends in particular that will have the biggest impact on the restaurant industry in this year.

"Through extensive research and intelligence culled from our Menu Insights database and consumer surveys, we've narrowed down the four biggest foodservice trends that consumers and restaurant operators alike will be focusing on when it comes to nutrition, menus and new concepts," said Kathy Hayden, foodservice analyst at Mintel.