The National Restaurant Association surveyed 1,600 professional chefs and tapped into what is trending in the food world. Incorporating some of these growing trends into your business is a good way to keep things fresh for your customers.
“True trends evolve over time, especially when it comes to lifestyle-based choices that extend into other areas of our everyday life. Chefs and restaurateurs are in tune with over-arching consumer trends when it comes to menu planning, but add their own twist of culinary creativity to drive those trends in new directions. No one has a better view into the window of the future of food trends than the culinary professionals who lead our industry.”
– Hudson Riehle, senior vice president of the National Restaurant Association’s research and knowledge group
How can you incorporate these trends into your business? Juice Bars should look in their own backyard for local sources of produce. Do you compost your pulp? Perhaps strike a deal with a local farmer to exchange pulp for a better price on local veggies. Head to your Farmer’s Market and get to know the produce suppliers and see who is local and willing to work with you. When you turn the local produce into delicious juice blends let your customers know! This makes great content for social media, include information about your local farmer and help spread the word that your Carrot Dream Smoothie is made with local carrots from a local farm.
Ethnic food is also trending and can easily be incorporated into a Juice Bar Menu. Turmeric, Ginger and other herbs and spices mix in well with certain juice blends and offer amazing health benefits. Get inspired by ethnic recipes and create your own original ethnic inspired juice recipes.
Healthful kids meals are also on the list and should be a standard option on your Juice Bar Menu. You should have simple and tasty options for your little customers. Fun names and characters and stickers go a long way with kids and healthy ingredients win a lot of loyalty with Mom. When you create your kids’ menu keep it fun, think Super Heroes and Princesses. You could also jump onto the Pokemon Go craziness and encourage Pokemon Players to visit and cool off with a smoothie.
Streetfood and food trucks are a popular trend. Can you add this to your supermarket or restaurant marketing plan? Set up shop with some popular menu items and fresh juice at your local festivals and build your community loyalty and brand awareness. Our Ceado ES700 is the perfect juicer for on the go juicing. You need a sturdy surface and an electrical outlet and you can serve up delicious on demand fresh juice for your customers. If you will not have a sink nearby stick with hard fruit and vegetable recipes like a yummy carrot apple blend.