mac Trends

Highlights

Top 4 restaurant dishesSee More Most popular mac dishes in restaurants
#1 TRUFFLE MAC CHEESE
Lincoln Tavern And Restaurant (Boston, Massachusetts)
#2 FIVECHEESE MAC CHEESE SKILLET
Faubourg Bistro (New Orleans, Louisiana)
#3 MAC CHEESE BITES
Faubourg Bistro (New Orleans, Louisiana)
#4 SIDE MAC CHEESE
A.j's Gourmet Grilled Cheese Shop (Bay Shore, New York)
Top rising variationsSee More The fastest rising ingredients, flavors, drinks etc with mac
#1french fries
#2crab legs
#3broccoli
#4salmon
#5shrimp
#6pesto
81.04%
#7cake
74.58%
#8rice
71.99%
#9sriracha
65.96%
#10collard greens
65.49%
Restaurants Percentage of restaurants that serve mac

11.14%

17,025 of 152,871 Restaurants
Online Recipes Percentage of all online mac recipes

0.41%

5,839 of 1,437,927 Recipes

Overview

mac Growth Over Time How mac has risen or fallen in popularity over the past year
Nov '17Dec '17Jan '18Feb '18Mar '18Apr '18May '18Jun '18Jul '18Aug '18Sep '18Oct '18Nov '1800.050.10.150.20.250.30.350.40.450.5
Year Over Year MAC growth or decline vs one year ago
19.97%
Yearly Eating Frequency Average yearly consumption of mac per consumer
1.81
Share of Plate The percentage of the average American diet that mac represents
Eat in vs Eat out The popularity of mac at home vs at restaurants. The dashed black line represents the breakdown of the industry average
  • Eat In
  • Market Avg.
  • Eat Out
Restaurants Percentage of restaurants that serve mac

11.14%

17,025 of 152,871 Restaurants
Online Recipes Percentage of all online mac recipes

0.41%

5,839 of 1,437,927 Recipes

Innovation Analysis

The most popular ingredients, flavors, and variations for mac, as well as the food and beverage combinations trending and fading over the past year

meat Trends Highlights the most popular meat ingredients with mac, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top meat Ingredients
#1chicken
26.01%
#2bacon
21.33%
#3brisket
12.51%
#4steak
10.21%
#5beef
9.57%
#6pork
9.12%
#7turkey
5.93%
#8ham
1.69%
#9pork belly
1.4%
#10ribeye
1.2%
#11kielbasa
1.05%
Fastest Rising meat Ingredients
#1kielbasa
#2ribeye
#3pork belly
48.13%
#4brisket
43.62%
#5steak
18.96%
Fastest Falling meat Ingredients
#1ham
34.53%
#2bacon
18.89%
#3turkey
7.34%
#4pork
6.54%
#5chicken
6.03%
#6beef
2.59%
grains Trends Highlights the most popular grains ingredients with mac, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top grains Ingredients
#1pasta
65.28%
#2macaroni
25.37%
#3rice
9.35%
Fastest Rising grains Ingredients
#1rice
71.99%
Fastest Falling grains Ingredients
#1macaroni
12.02%
#2pasta
4.89%
perishables and prepared Trends Highlights the most popular perishables and prepared ingredients with mac, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1hamburger
29.65%
#2salad
20.35%
#3french fries
11.54%
#4coleslaw
8.49%
#5ice cream
7.69%
#6chicken wings
6.09%
#7eggs
4.49%
#8slaw
3.85%
#9onion rings
3.69%
#10tacos
2.88%
#11meatballs
0.8%
#12mashed potatoes
0.48%
Fastest Rising perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1slaw
#2meatballs
#3french fries
#4onion rings
#5chicken wings
#6tacos
76.88%
#7coleslaw
32.39%
#8salad
26.58%
Fastest Falling perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1eggs
46%
#2mashed potatoes
39.47%
#3ice cream
29.85%
#4hamburger
26.12%
vegetables Trends Highlights the most popular vegetables ingredients with mac, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top vegetables Ingredients
#1collard greens
12.18%
#2beans
10.96%
#3greens
10.35%
#4broccoli
9.59%
#5corn
7.15%
#6salad potatoes
6.85%
#7green beans
6.85%
#8cauliflower
6.7%
#9avocado
6.54%
#10yams
6.24%
#11asparagus
6.09%
#12potatoes
5.63%
#13pumpkin
4.11%
#14jalapeno
0.76%
Fastest Rising vegetables Ingredients
#1asparagus
#2broccoli
#3yams
72.15%
#4pumpkin
66.64%
#5collard greens
65.49%
#6salad potatoes
40.31%
#7cauliflower
32.01%
#8green beans
8.20%
#9avocado
0.05%
Fastest Falling vegetables Ingredients
#1corn
44.95%
#2potatoes
44.72%
#3jalapeno
35.06%
#4beans
23.25%
#5greens
18.02%
dairy Trends Highlights the most popular dairy ingredients with mac, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top dairy Ingredients
#1cheddar
39.03%
#2vegan cheese
19.33%
#3parmesan
12.64%
#4butter
10.78%
#5gouda
9.29%
#6mozzarella
8.92%
Fastest Rising dairy Ingredients
#1gouda
22.21%
#2vegan cheese
1.84%
Fastest Falling dairy Ingredients
#1mozzarella
21.92%
#2butter
19.76%
#3parmesan
19.54%
#4cheddar
11.14%
condiments Trends Highlights the most popular condiments ingredients with mac, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top condiments Ingredients
#1homestyle sauce
34.1%
#2bbq sauce
16.48%
#3chili
14.94%
#4gravy
11.11%
#5pesto
9.2%
#6stuffing
8.81%
#7sriracha
5.36%
Fastest Rising condiments Ingredients
#1pesto
81.04%
#2sriracha
65.96%
#3bbq sauce
40.63%
Fastest Falling condiments Ingredients
#1gravy
37.61%
#2homestyle sauce
25.32%
#3chili
16.44%
#4stuffing
3.01%
bakery and desserts Trends Highlights the most popular bakery and desserts ingredients with mac, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1cornbread
44.98%
#2bread
25.3%
#3cake
20.88%
#4pie
8.84%
Fastest Rising bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1cake
74.58%
#2cornbread
13.15%
#3bread
5.30%
#4pie
0.05%
seafood Trends Highlights the most popular seafood ingredients with mac, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top seafood Ingredients
#1salmon
45.73%
#2fish
39.63%
#3crab legs
7.93%
#4shrimp
4.88%
#5oysters
1.83%
Fastest Rising seafood Ingredients
#1crab legs
#2salmon
#3shrimp
#4oysters
81.04%
Fastest Falling seafood Ingredients
#1fish
28.8%
spices and herbs Trends Highlights the most popular spices and herbs ingredients with mac, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top spices and herbs Ingredients
#1chocolate
41.38%
#2garlic
38.79%
#3pepper
19.83%
Fastest Rising spices and herbs Ingredients
#1pepper
30.13%
#2garlic
10.03%
#3chocolate
4.26%
alcohol Trends Highlights the most popular alcohol ingredients with mac, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top alcohol Ingredients
#1wine
Fastest Falling alcohol Ingredients
#1wine
35.62%
beverages Trends Highlights the most popular beverages ingredients with mac, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top beverages Ingredients
#1coffee
Fastest Falling beverages Ingredients
#1coffee
18.53%

Diets & Traits

Why people choose this dish, and how it performed in various popular diets over the past year

Top Motivators The leading reasons consumers choose mac compared to all other dishes
fitness
8.81%
weight loss
1.62%
meal prep
1.32%
Diets Over Time The dietary references with mac over time
Dec '17Jan '18Feb '18Mar '18Apr '18May '18Jun '18Jul '18Aug '18Sep '18Oct '18Nov '1801.252.53.7556.257.58.751011.25
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Clean Eating
  • Gluten Free

Restaurant Analysis

A look at the most popular mac dishes served in restaurants, their price points, and popularity

Restaurant Penetration Percentage of restaurants that serve mac

11.14%

Cuisine Penetration The most popular restaurant cuisine to feature mac

american restaurant

21%
mac Pricing Analysis Average price of mac across the variously priced restaurants, from cheapest to most expensive
$10.16$8.01$10.92$11.35$6.48AVG$$$$$$$$$$
Most Popular mac Dishes The most notable variations of mac served across the country
DISH NAMERESTAURANTCITYSTATE
#1 Truffle Mac Cheese Lincoln Tavern and RestaurantBostonMassachusetts
#2 Fivecheese Mac Cheese Skillet Faubourg BistroNew OrleansLouisiana
#3 Mac Cheese Bites Faubourg BistroNew OrleansLouisiana
#4 Side Mac Cheese A.J's Gourmet Grilled Cheese ShopBay ShoreNew York
#5 Crawfish Mac Cheese The Little Jewel of New OrleansLos AngelesCalifornia
#6 Mushroom Mac Cheese Jacob's PicklesNew YorkNew York
#7 Gluten Free Worlds Mac Cheese Beecher's Handmade Cheese - NYNew YorkNew York
#8 Mac Cheese Pancakes Mom'sNew YorkNew York
#9 Truffle Mac Cheese Bites DinerBar NYCNew YorkNew York
#10 Bacon Cheddar Mac Cheese Roasted Sandwich Co.StamfordConnecticut
Menu Items How many total instances of mac found in restaurants across the country
31,507
Dish Count Per Menu The average number of mac variations on a restaurant's menu
1.85

Home Cooking

Highlighting the leading online mac recipes and their penetration

Recipe Count How many online recipes exist for mac
5,839
Used As Ingredient How many online recipes use mac as an ingredient
121
Top Online Recipes The most notable variations of mac recipes found online, and how they have performed over the past year
1

Creamy Garlic Parmesan Mac And Cheese from cafedelites.stfi.re

2

Parmesan Spinach Mac and Cheese from Life As A Strawberry

3

Keto Three Cheese Cauliflower Mac and Cheese Cups from Hey Keto Mama

4

Chili Mac and Cheese Recipe (30 Minute Dinner) from The Food Charlatan

5

Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese from Kirbie's Cravings

6

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese from The Salty Marshmallow

7

Low-Carb Cauliflower 'Mac' and Cheese from gimmedelicious.com

8

Cajun Shrimp and Crab Mac and Cheese from queenslee appetit

9

Sloppy Joe Mac 'n Cheese from Delish

10

Vegan Jalapeño Chickpea Mac and Cheese Pasta (Gluten Free) from Cotter Crunch