To Follow or Not to Follow a Trend? 4 Tips to Help You Decide

To Follow or Not to Follow a Trend? 4 Tips to Help You Decide

By Salar Sheik, Foodable Industry Expert

Trends are nothing new to us in the world of hospitality. As soon as we open our eyes and mouths, we see and taste fondue, martinis, gourmet burgers, protein everything, low carb, no gluten, or even Sriracha on Sriracha.

All trends seem to plateau sooner rather than later, but few ride along in full force before something takes its place or someone slanders its status. All types of foodservice outlets need to take note of trends and why they rise and fall. Quick-service, full service, fine dining, and caterers are all subjected to reviews as customers are quick to judge as soon as they read over your menu or glance over at your Instagram page and start to #hashtag.

Understanding the trend origins is key in judging which to follow or not to follow. Use the following tips as your guide.

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Bar Programs Feature Juicetails: The Juicing Trend Fuses With Cocktails

Bar Programs Feature Juicetails: The Juicing Trend Fuses With Cocktails

By Natalie Migliarini, Foodable Contributor

Bars are juicing their way to higher quality and healthy “Juicetails.”

Juicing is no longer just for cleanses or detoxes after the holidays, it has hit the cocktail scene in the form of “juicetails”.  After the holidays, a detox is usually in the cards for most people that have over indulged in food and spirits. What if there was a way to stay healthy and enjoy cocktails at the same time? The solution is bars and restaurants using fresh squeezed juices to enhance the quality and health factor of cocktails. Obviously drinking is not the ideal detox but drinking cocktails that are made with fresh squeezed juices versus sweet syrups and mixes, create a higher quality product. Below are some examples of popular “juicetails” being offered around the United States.

Boulder, Colorado

Zeal in Boulder is passionate about a health and high energy lifestyle so it is no surprise that they offers an array of fun and health inspired cocktails. Many individuals that already have a routine of juicing can continue it into cocktail hour with a fresh juice cocktail from Zeal. The Zeal Mai Tai in particular sticks out as a great fresh juice cocktail. It combines two kinds of rum, ginger liqueur, orange juice, pineapple juice, and ginger juice. Zeal in is the place to get healthy while imbibing.  

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Green Living on the Go

Adopting or maintaining a healthy lifestyle with a busy schedule isn’t easy. In this episode of Dish In Dish Out, host Barbara Alfonzo, a Holistic Health Coach, breaks down an easy way to get your green on. Whether you prefer to make a homemade green juice or grab something on the go, Barbara fills us in on the best dining out options and the best ingredients to keep you refreshed and energized all day long. 

Jamba Juice Reshifts to Keep Up with Independent Juicing Concepts

Photo Credit: David Paul Morris//Bloomberg//Getty

Photo Credit: David Paul Morris//Bloomberg//Getty

The art of juicing has been around for quite some time, but now new business concepts are banking on it, adding more flavor in terms of interesting ingredient combinations and health benefits. Some are even using different methods than your average blended concoction, like the cold-pressed system. And Jamba Juice has noticed.

The smoothie company, which has been around for years, is now stepping up their game with a push for whole-food blending and juicing – and customizable, at that. Guests will be able to choose from an array of high-quality ingredients like ginger, kale and chia seeds. But don’t call it a comeback: Jamba started out heavy on juicing in the ’90s when it started out with the name ‘Juice Club.’ Read More

Juicing in Miami: The Cold-Pressed Way

Juicing in Miami: The Cold-Pressed Way

Just checking in on your New Year’s Resolutions. (Oh yeah, remember those?) No biggie, here at Foodable we plan to re-inspire you to kick one particular resolution back into gear. And that’s juicing. No, not steroids – we’re talking about the clean, cold-pressed stuff.

Jugo Fresh has been on the Miami scene since 2012, serving up a variety of cold-pressed juices, and as time goes by, we’re seeing even more juice stores and offerings roll in.

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