15 food and beverage trends to expect in 2018

Andrew Freeman & Company says to expect more regional Mexican and Chinese, less waste

As fast as the foodservice industry is changing, predicting trends can be a tough venture, but restaurant industry consultancy Andrew Freeman & Company is looking ahead to 2018 with its annual presentation of trends.

“Change is here to stay, and this year’s top trends reflect the industry’s acceptance of this state,” the company said.

“Successful hotels and restaurants are turning creativity into innovation and adapting faster than ever. And there’s a lot of change to deal with — economic, political and social factors as well as significant cultural shifts in the way people use restaurants and hotels.”

AF&Co. is holding two webinars on the subject in mid-November Nov. 14 and Thursday, Nov. 16.

Here is an early look.

Contact Bret Thorn at bret.thorn@penton.com

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