How Do You Like Your Burger?

Medium? Rare? Plant-based? The options are endless. With new technology for plant-based alternatives to meat, everyone – from vegetarians to flexitarians – is able to enjoy a burger with their favorite toppings. Burgers are becoming one of the most versatile menu options as opportunities for innovation continue to expand.
Trends in Burgers

According to Datassential, 63% of consumers are interested in global burgers.

If you enjoy a meaty burger, do not feel like you are being forgotten in recent trends. According to Nielsen, 94% of burger sales are attributed to meat-based burgers. However, the last year has seen a huge increase in performance for burgers made from meat alternatives. Locally-sourced, natural, organic and/or house-made products helped burgers stand out and appeal to consumers around the world, according to Datassential.

What we are reading:

WHAT DO CONSUMERS REALLY THINK OF MEAT ALTERNATIVES
Burger Trends

Niamh Michail, Food Navigator [Published July 27, 2018]

This video with Mintel analyst Patty Johnson gives insight into three key things that consumers are looking for when it comes to meat alternatives: clean labels, ‘veggie-identifiable’ ingredients, and formats that mimic real meat.

UNDERSTANDING THE FRESH PIECE OF THE PIE
Burger Trends

Nielsen, July 18, 2018

A look at key drivers for growth across several categories, including fresh product formats where fresh, uncooked and prepared burgers are dominating growth over their frozen counterparts.

BURGER TRENDS REPORT 2018
Burger Trends

Schweid & Sons

This report looks at burgers from every aspect: from whether you ‘smash’ your patty before cooking, to preferred toppings (including bun), this report has all of the answers when it comes to consumer preferences.

PLANT-BASED INNOVATIONS CHANGING THE FUTURE OF FOOD, WHILE CATERING TO FLEXITARIANS
Burger Trends

Kerri Adams, Foodable Network [Published June 27, 2018]

“Plant-based burgers aren’t only attractive to vegans and vegetarians either. There’s a reason they look very similar to a meat burger patty,” said Kerry Adams. Read more about plant-based burger trends here.

To read more about food trends, check out our Top Food Trend Predictions for 2018, which lists top trends from leaders in the food industry.

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