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Food Management predicts 8 food trends for 2017

From insects to Indian food and cold brew coffee, here are the trends you need to know for 2017.

For years, local and seasonal items have been top-of-mind when it comes to trend spotting — that and “telling your food’s story.”

But everyone gets that now. Operators highlight their connections with local suppliers when they can and offer menu items with other compelling backstories as well. Hamburgers also remain a huge trend. If they’re fast-casual-type operations, they probably serve customizable meals in bowls. We can expect all of that to continue in 2017.

There are some newer, interesting and unexpected trends afoot that should make for some fun eating in the coming year.

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