Food & Beverage Industry Trends Highlights

Mac popularity has changed by 16.45% over the past year. On average, Mac is consumed 1.69 times every year. Market adoption for Mac in restaurants is 16.47% and it is on 0.23% of recipes.

Mac plating ideas from top restaurants

Most popular Mac dishes in restaurants. February 2021 data
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West End Cafe (Winston-salem, North Carolina)
Baker & Wife (Sarasota, Florida)
The Dearborn (Chicago, Illinois)
Butcher And The Rye (Pgh, Pennsylvania)

Fastest rising Mac pairings

The fastest rising ingredients, flavors, and drinks with Mac. February 2021 data
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#1lobster tails
80.76%
#2oil
37.80%
#3chili
37.59%
#4chocolate
36.67%
#5milk alternative
34.93%
#6salmon
34.12%
#7tuna
34.00%
#8coconut
32.82%
#9crab
31.91%
#10cheddar
29.55%

Food Market Overview for Mac

Mac Growth Over Time

Monitor trends in Mac related conversations over the past year. February 2021 Data
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  • Annual Growth

    Mac consumption yearly growth rate
    16.45%
  • Annual Consumption Frequency

    Mac is consumed 1.69 times on average every year
    1.69
  • The percentage of the average American diet that Mac represents. February 2021 data

    Market Adoption

  • The popularity of Mac at home vs at restaurants. The dashed black line represents the breakdown of the industry average. February 2021 data

    Home vs Restaurant Consumption

    • Eat In
    • Market Avg.
    • Eat Out
  • Percentage of restaurants that serve Mac

    Popularity in Restaurants

    16.47%
    98,333 of 597,012 Restaurants
  • 0.23% of recipes have Mac

    Popularity in Recipes

    0.23%
    10,621 of 4,598,338 Recipes

Product & Culinary Innovation Analysis

The upcoming food industry trends for Mac. February 2021 data

Most Popular food Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular food ingredients with Mac, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. February 2021 data
Top food Ingredients and Pairings
#1mac
59.57%
#2bread
8.33%
#3hamburger
5.08%
#4salad
4.64%
#5ribs
4.42%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1ma po tofu
#2chow mein
#3bunuelo
#4hoagie buns
#5panini bread
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1biryani
49.81%
#2salad potatoes
48.78%
#3soft tacos
44.23%
#4riced broccoli
43.6%
#5eggplant parmesan
40.24%

Most Popular dairy Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular dairy ingredients with Mac, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. February 2021 data
Top dairy Ingredients and Pairings
#1cheese
78.33%
#2cheddar
4.81%
#3butter
4.31%
#4cream
3.18%
#5milk
2.16%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1whey
56.73%
#2cream butter
52.65%
#3corn cheese
52.65%
#4mozzarella balls
46.6%
#5fruit yogurt
45.44%

Most Popular meat Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular meat ingredients with Mac, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. February 2021 data
Top meat Ingredients and Pairings
#1chicken
28.09%
#2steak
21.06%
#3bacon
11.24%
#4pork
10.02%
#5sausage
8.3%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1beef stew meat
#2genoa salami
#3lamb
86.68%
#4sausage patties
84.54%
#5pastrami
83.93%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1flank
51.58%
#2flank steak
39.83%
#3stewing beef
38.79%
#4corned beef
37.77%
#5chicken andouille sausage
35.65%

Most Popular vegetables Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular vegetables ingredients with Mac, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. February 2021 data
Top vegetables Ingredients and Pairings
#1potatoes
17.5%
#2greens
17.2%
#3beans
12.67%
#4onion
9.42%
#5corn
8.06%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1black olives
80.69%
#2baby potatoes
69.39%
#3rhubarb
66.98%
#4sugar snap peas
63.8%
#5snap peas
63.09%

Most Popular grains Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular grains ingredients with Mac, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. February 2021 data
Top grains Ingredients and Pairings
#1pasta
45.82%
#2rice
16.83%
#3macaroni
16.53%
#4noodles
8.06%
#5shells
2.93%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1chow mein noodles
#2israeli couscous
#3cannelloni
#4raisin bran
#5bulgur
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1cinnamon toast crunch
81.64%
#2fruity pebbles
79.13%
#3black rice
69.76%
#4sprouted grains
63.63%
#5lucky charms
54.37%

Most Popular spices and herbs Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular spices and herbs ingredients with Mac, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. February 2021 data
Top spices and herbs Ingredients and Pairings
#1garlic
29.38%
#2pepper
24.13%
#3salt
13.26%
#4jalapeno chili
10.93%
#5paprika
4.11%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1madagascar bourbon vanilla
#2thai pepper
#3organic vanilla
#4ginkgo
#5shiso
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1pumpkin spice
70%
#2masa
63.63%
#3tapioca
59.52%
#4ghost pepper
51.15%
#5adobo
49.22%

Most Popular desserts Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular desserts ingredients with Mac, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. February 2021 data
Top desserts Ingredients and Pairings
#1cake
20.06%
#2biscuits
17.13%
#3waffles
13.84%
#4ice cream
10.4%
#5pudding
7.39%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1molten chocolate cake