Spice Up Your Fall Dishes with World Flavors

Spice Up Your Fall Dishes with World Flavors

The fall season has landed upon us and it is the perfect chance to think of new ways of incorporating world flavors into your menu, at least, according to our industry expert Brian Murphy. “The increased desire for world flavors provide an excellent opportunity to experiment with different spices,” Murphy explains in his latest post.

Truth is this desire is highly driven by millennials who are eager to explore the world through their food. According to the National Restaurant Association’s Top 10 Hot Trends report, “Consumers' sophisticated palates, driven by international travel and access to a wider variety of ethnic cuisines right here at home, inspire chefs to immerse themselves in food from around the world” fueling the ethnic food trend.

This does not mean you have to stick to traditional ethnic dishes. It’s OK to experiment. Guests seem to be more open-minded and are ready to try different depths of flavors and your take on worldly dishes.

So, spice up your food offerings!

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The Rise of Ethnic Fast Casual Trends

In this episode of Fast Casual Trends, Host Paul Barron Skypes with Geoff Alexander, VP at Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises in Chicago who oversees the infamous steamed Asian buns concept Wow Bao.

Speaking on this past year's uprising ethnic trend seen in the fast casual space, Geoff says the Wow Bao brand connects to American consumers so well because of its noodle and rice dishes, items that most people eat regularly. The brand also has a strong presence on social and has expanded to not only four locations in the area, but a food truck, as well. View the episode below to get the full scoop on one of our favorite Chicago brands.