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Customizable Gourmet

Consumers embrace custom menu items with upleveled ingredients

Implications - Observed in higher-end quick service and fast casual restaurants, customizable menus at a premium level offer consumers the power of personalization by allowing them to create their own made-to-order dish. While upscale, health-focused restaurants are often considered experts at putting together better-for-you dishes, the pressure for customization has resulted in a shift towards offering more choice. This progression represents a necessary response on the part brands to empower consumers to make responsible choices.
Workshop Question - How can your brand empower consumers to make decisions that are best suited for their own lifestyles and preferences?
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6 Featured, 33 Examples:
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Jul 15 — Jun 16
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Featured Examples

Buffet-Style Sushi Restaurants
Buffet-Style Sushi Restaurants
Mainland Poke is a New Dining Concept Offering Custom Sushi Bowls
Located in LA’s Beverly Grove, Mainland Poke is an innovative fast casual dining concept offering customizable sushi bowls in a buffet-style setting. Boasting a ‘favorites’ menu in... MORE
Fast Casual Mediterranean Menus
Fast Casual Mediterranean Menus
Zuuk Mediterranean Kitchen Serves Fresh Middle Eastern Dishes
Zuuk Mediterranean Kitchen is a fast casual restaurant that recently opened in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood. Serving up authentic Mediterranean dishes and health-centric drinks, the hip new... MORE
Make-Your-Own Smoothie Bars
Make-Your-Own Smoothie Bars
New York City's MIMO is a Place to Build Customized Blended Drinks
A rise in health consciousness has inspired many juice and smoothie bars to pop up, offering menus that are full of flavorful options. For those who crave a blended beverage creation of their own... MORE
Custom Grain Bowl Menus
Custom Grain Bowl Menus
The Sweetgreen Menu Includes a 'Make-Your-Own' Section
The vibrant Sweetgreen menu boasts an indulgent ‘make-your-own’ green or grains bowl filled with high-quality ingredients to select from. The ‘make-your-own’ menu complements... MORE
Grain-Based Raw Seafood Bowls
Grain-Based Raw Seafood Bowls
My Ceviche is a Quick Service Restaurant Focusing on Fish
My Ceviche is a Miami-specific quick service chain offering a dynamic menu of Caribbean and Latin American-inspired seafood dishes. Currently with seven locations in the Miami Beach area, My Ceviche... MORE
Customizable Sushi Menus
Customizable Sushi Menus
Sushi Fuku is a Fast Casual Chain in Pittsburgh with Custom Dishes
Sushi Fuku is a fast casual restaurant chain specializing in custom sushi rolls and bowls. With two locations in Pittsburgh, the innovative sushi chain could find mainstream success given the recent... MORE

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