From locally-grown to digital information, young adults are impacting trends.
Millennials—those born between 1980 and 2000—often called the “foodie” generation, are driving the evolution of restaurants, customized menus and unique foods and flavors.
The Business Journals outlined the top ways Millennials are changing the food industry:
1. Food-friendly content goes digital—Food and Wine magazine exemplifies this trend, with a new digital brand and Website FWx, which offers information from lifestyle tips to social cheat sheets.
2. A rising demand for locally-grown food—The National Restaurant Association recently released a report that identified locally sourced meats and seafood, followed by locally grown produce, as the hottest trend in 2014. Food-conscious Millennials believe brands with labels such as “grass-fed” and “organic” can have far-reaching impacts, The Business Journals reported.
3. Popularity of the food truck—The food truck craze has become a worldwide phenomenon. Millennials like them because of their convenience, low prices, and oftentimes extremely unique foods and flavors.