Today’s top trends for specialty burgers include premium proteins, toppings that add sweetness or spice, housemade sauces and globally inspired flavors and ingredients.¹
Nearly half of all consumers contacted for Technomic’s survey say they eat burgers once a week or more often. Comparison data shows that burger consumption is on the rise.¹
2011 has been the year of the specialty burger, filled with exotic and bold ingredient trends. The coming year is expected to bring more of the same, as well as a few exciting new developments. Keep your burgers fresh and relevant with these trends for the new year:
Premium builds, including stuffed preparations and globally inspired variations, will have an increased menu presence.¹
Gourmet burger exclusivity is being adopted by an increasing number of new burger ventures that are 100% committed to quality.¹
Better-for-you burgers (yes, you read that correctly) are showing promise as attributes such as natural, organic and local become increasingly important to consumers.¹
Mini-burgers as appetizers or snacks have been hot since 2008, and show no signs of slowing. Operators are updating slider proteins with fish/seafood, turkey and chicken.¹
Brand-name burger condiments are important to nearly a third of consumers.1 Sauces like A.1. Thick & Hearty increase the quality perception and value proposition of any burger. A.1. Thick & Hearty Burger Sauce is a surefire way to create burger buzz now and in the future.