Dining Out 2022 Trend Bite

August 10, 2022
Dining-Out Flavor Trends

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The last few years have been a whirlwind for restaurants, from the initial devastation of the pandemic to the scramble to pivot to take-out and ghost kitchens, to the cautious return of in-person dining and rising inflation rates. Now, more than two years after Covid-19 first hit, diners are trying to find a new equilibrium that balances safety with a desire for normalcy and even indulgence as well as prices that fit within tighter budgets. Food and beverage developers can take inspiration from the dining space to play into a more affordable away from home experience that consumers are searching for. Read on to learn about where dining stands today, and how retailers can apply dining trends and flavor inspirations to grocery stores and beyond.


A Quick Look at Dining Out:

  • 80% of consumers say that they are eating out less often due to inflation
  • 29% of consumers were motivated to eat their last meal away from home because they had a specific craving


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