Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 14, 2015
Food Genius, the leading foodservice data provider specializing in gathering, preparing, and serving granular foodservice menu data and analytics, has published a new monthly industry analytics presentation focused on one of America’s most common cuisine types. Mediterranean cuisine has been growing in popularity over the last number of years in part thanks to the successful growth of new quick casual operators like Zoe’s kitchens and the massive rise of the Greek yogurt category. Food Genius decided to focus their regular monthly menu data analytics around this cuisine and has some interesting takeaways for those in the restaurant industry who are thinking about how to incorporate Mediterranean ingredients and flavors into their offerings.
Mediterranean Menu Trends and Insights, Food Genius’ data presentation details analytics on what ingredients, dishes, proteins, and dressings are most commonly utilized within Mediterranean cuisine in the US. With an emphasis on plant-based ingredients, health experts recently promoted Mediterranean cuisine as a healthy and well-balanced diet that could curb memory loss as the brain ages.
With consumers maintaining focus on healthy restaurant options, Food Genius believes there are opportunities for non-Mediterranean operators to think about how they too can incorporate Mediterranean-inspired flavors or ingredients that consumers will gravitate towards.
Key insights from Food Genius’ Report:
- Hummus is only featured on 14% of all menus nationwide, but 75% of Mediterranean menus
- Lamb appears to be more established as a distinctly Mediterranean ingredient in its application, than in most other cuisines.
- The average price of Mediterranean entrees across the US is $7.48
- Want to learn more? Download the complete report from Food Genius.
Mediterranean Menu Trends and Insights highlights data sourced from Q2’15 by Food Genius. Food Genius data services are utilized across the foodservice industry to answer many complex business questions. For more information about Mediterranean Menu Trends and Insights, please contact Eli Rosenberg, eli(at)getfoodgenius(dot)com or at (312) 229-0168. Ongoing insights from the Food Genius team will be published on the Food Genius blog http://blog.getfoodgenius.com.
About Food Genius
Food Genius is a leading foodservice data provider specializing in gathering, preparing, and serving granular foodservice menu data and analytics. We support foodservice manufacturers, restaurants, and distributors with straightforward and digestible reports, services, and analytics. Our products are being used to answer many complex foodservice business questions.
Food Genius serves nationally recognized companies and brands, including Kraft, Coca-Cola, Arby’s, and US Foods. As an industry leader in foodservice data and analytics, Food Genius is on a mission to provide foodservice manufacturers, restaurants, and distributors with the data analytics they need to make smarter, more informed decisions. Contact Food Genius at http://www.getfoodgenius.com