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Pandemic consumers put restaurant cleanliness ahead of taste, operators look for convenience, versatility

  Is your restaurant clean? Like, really clean? Consumers put “clean and sanitary” as their top consideration in choosing a restaurant after the COVID-19 pandemic, ahead of great taste, value, and.

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Datassential report analyzes the road ahead for business dining

A detailed report incorporating survey results from 502 operators in the business dining market found challenges based on customer counts and safety concerns combined with opportunities in areas like delivery and onsite grocery stores.

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Driving restaurant traffic in a post-COVID world

We’re looking at some of that PULSE data combined with some insights from Datassential’s COVID-19 research to understand how restaurants, supermarkets and other segments can drive consumer traffic.

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A Coronavirus Opportunity for Restaurants: Off-Peak Hours

  Operators have a chance to flatten the daypart curve as guests try to avoid each other.

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Produce’s growing role in burgers and ice cream

Burgers and ice cream are as American as any cuisine, and they’re as popular as ever.

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C-Stores seeing a sea of change

...there’s a growing movement in the c-store space toward integrating trend-forward concepts

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The art and science of tracking food trends

Among the top foods predicted to post strong growth over the next four years are cultured butter, hard seltzer, turmeric and Tajin seasoning, according to Datassential.

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Food trends for 2020: Plant-based continues to sprout, focus on mood-boosting ingredients

No, we’re not talking about New Year’s diets – though those may be in your future. We’re looking at the food trends on the nearing horizon.

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Mushroom Blend growing fast for colleges

Datassential found that 42% of college and university foodservice operators are serving The Blend and 83% either are serving or are interested in doing so

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Pears go mainstream on menus

Pears have made it to the proliferation stage of the Datassential Menu Adoption Cycle

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