Food & Beverage Industry Trends Highlights

Mac & Cheese popularity has changed by 16.09% over the past year. On average, Mac & Cheese is consumed 3.74 times every year. Market adoption for Mac & Cheese in restaurants is 84.74% and it is on 2.26% of recipes.

Mac & Cheese plating ideas from top restaurants

Most popular Mac & Cheese dishes in restaurants. August 2021 data
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Bed-stuy Fish Fry - Ut (New York, New York)
Jus' Mac Montrose (Houston, Texas)
Camellia Grill (New Orleans, Louisiana)
Funky Fries & Burgers (El Cajon, California)

Fastest rising Mac & Cheese pairings

The fastest rising ingredients, flavors, and drinks with Mac & Cheese. August 2021 data
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#1water
21.45%
#2bread
10.47%
#3coffee
9.71%
#4chicken
7.56%
#5leafy greens
7.41%
#6beer
7.32%
#7tomatoes
3.25%
#8salad
2.58%
#9pizza
0.66%

Food Market Overview for Mac & Cheese

Mac & Cheese Growth Over Time

Monitor trends in Mac & Cheese related conversations over the past year. August 2021 Data
Feb '20Mar '20Apr '20May '20Jun '20Jul '20Aug '20Sep '20Oct '20Nov '20Dec '20Jan '21Feb '21Mar '2100.511.522.533.544.55
  • Annual Growth

    Mac & Cheese consumption yearly growth rate
    16.09%
  • Annual Consumption Frequency

    Mac & Cheese is consumed 3.74 times on average every year
    3.74
  • The percentage of the average American diet that Mac & Cheese represents. August 2021 data

    Market Adoption

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

    Home vs Restaurant Consumption

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

    Popularity in Restaurants

    84.74%
    527,034 of 621,918 Restaurants
  • 2.26% of recipes have Mac & Cheese

    Popularity in Recipes

    2.26%
    106,915 of 4,735,453 Recipes

Product & Culinary Innovation Analysis

The upcoming food industry trends for Mac & Cheese. August 2021 data

Most Popular raw ingredients Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular raw ingredients ingredients with Mac & Cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. August 2021 data
Top raw ingredients Ingredients and Pairings
#1cheese
47.07%
#2leafy greens
8.62%
#3chicken
6.22%
#4tomatoes
5.91%
#5onion
5.46%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1corned beef
#2chobani greek yogurt
#3boysenberry
#4jelly beans
#5fudge sauce
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1pumpkin spice
85.65%
#2seafood cocktail sauce
70.17%
#3morton salt
65.24%
#4prego pasta sauce
64.47%
#5delicata squash
62.83%

Most Popular prepared food Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular prepared food ingredients with Mac & Cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. August 2021 data
Top prepared food Ingredients and Pairings
#1mac & cheese