Creating a Perfect Guacamole

While we consider ourselves Mexican food experts, we’re not the authority when it comes to defining the perfect flavor, texture and spice level of your guacamole. Like everything else on your menu, it’s simply a matter of personal preference. What we can share, however, is our formula for creating the perfect balance of flavor.

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The Mexican Street Food We’re Loving Right Now

We are always on the lookout for the next big Mexican dish, and there’s one in particular that’s getting us excited. The tlayuda! Let’s dig in to get a better understanding of what it is, how it became so popular and why you’re going to want it on your menu.

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Hot or Not?

When it comes to the latest food trends, you see the word “bold” everywhere. But what does it actually mean in terms of the flavors consumers are craving? Hot? Spicy? Or something different altogether? We looked into this flavorful descriptor to get a better sense of what bold means for you and your menu.

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Science, Psychology or Something Else?

Comfort food has become a big topic in the food industry. Everything from bold twists on traditional dishes to the rising popularity of old school supper clubs and retro cocktails. What is it about these comforting nostalgic foods that draw people in? It started with the pandemic, but what does the ongoing popularity mean for you and your menu? We set out to better understand the allure of all things starchy, fatty and wonderfully delicious.

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What’s Next for Birria?

Named one of the fastest-growing food trends of 2020, birria is a foodie favorite heading toward mainstream popularity. It’s most commonly associated with tacos, stews and consommés, but its uses are only getting more deliciously diverse. So, what’s next for this new Mexican flavor mainstay? Now’s the time to see where it could take your menu.

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Mini and Your Menu

America’s interest in mini foods has grown considerably over the past decade1. Everything from pintsize versions of menu mainstays (think sliders and mini tacos) to smaller plates and portion sizes to tiny kitchens cooking tiny foods on Instagram and TikTok. Why is small becoming such a big deal? We dug into this trend to better understand what it means. For you and your menu.

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Sweeten Your Profitability with Simple Desserts

No matter what, desserts will always be on trend. Coveted menu staples that offer comfort to diners and operators alike. For dessert lovers, they can feed the need for a little indulgence. For you, they can increase check size, making them the perfect way to add to your bottom line. If you want to sweeten your menu, here’s what you need to know.

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Trending Menu Ideas: Birria

Birria tacos and quesa birria became one of the fastest-growing food trends in 2020, with a predicted two-year menu penetration growth of +92% according to Technomic.

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