Top Dish: Soup
Asian soups like Hot & Sour Noodle Soup are the #1 soup variety on the menu in the Pacific Northwest, packed with delicious flavor, fresh vegetables, seafood and more.
Trend spin: Set your menu apart with Ramen on your soup menu, offering a unique twist with a classic Japanese comfort food.
Top Dish: Vegetable Medley
As guests look for healthier menu options, vegetable medleys featuring mushrooms, onions, carrots, bell peppers and broccoli are popular sides.
Trend spin: To reinvent vegetable medley sides chefs are smoking, smashing, frying, roasting and blistering all varieties of small potatoes that are cropping up.
Top Dish: Tacos
Tacos are a popular way to menu chicken, beef, fish, pork and shrimp. Intrigue guests with a variety of sauces, including fruit-inspired salsa.
Trend spin: Deconstructed tacos make a unique nacho-like entrée that can deliver flavors from any cuisine like classic Mexican flavors or popular Mediterranean ingredients.
Sources: What American Eats OOH at FSR + FCR concepts, Technomic, January 2017; Flavor & The Menu Top 10 Trends 2017, January/February 2017