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Top 100 Food Trends in 2020

From Next-Gen Online Butcher Shops to Reusable Fast Food Packaging

— January 16, 2021 — Lifestyle
The 2020 food trends feature innovations in the restaurant space, pre-packaged meals, unique DIY kits, and even home gardens that allow consumers to grow their own herbs and vegetables as efficiently as possible within limited spaces.

As a part of a rather strange collaboration, Beyond Meat partnered with Dunkin' to bring consumers looking for another plant-based burger option a sweet twist: the 'The Beyond D-O-Double G Sandwich.' The limited edition menu feature was done in honor of Beyond Meat ambassador and "Dunkin' employee of the month," Snoop Dogg. It comes with a 100 percent plant-based patty, an egg, and cheese—which is all sandwiched between a classic glazed donut that's been sliced in half.

For craft beer aficionados, 'The Beer Pantry' cookbook was launched to help them pair their beverages with fitting recipes. The book features over 75 recipes that are specifically designed to complement different beer types.

For more food trends in the year ahead, check out Trend Hunter's 2021 Trend Report.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
100
Plant-Based Pork-Like Snacks
Plant-Based Pork-Like Snacks
The PigOut® Pigless® Pork Rinds Have 25 Grams of Protein Per Pack
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99
Keto-Friendly Protein Bars
Keto-Friendly Protein Bars
Keto Krisp's Nut Butter Protein Bars are Low in Sugar & Net Carbs
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98
Family-Friendly Social Distancing Meals
Family-Friendly Social Distancing Meals
The Jack in the Box Family Meal Deals are Packed with Food
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97
Plant-Based Artisan Charcuterie
Plant-Based Artisan Charcuterie
Renegade Food's Vegan Charcuterie
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96
In-Store Vertical Farm Displays
In-Store Vertical Farm Displays
Marks & Spencer Launches Infarm’s Vertical Farms in Six Locations
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95
Premixed Vegan Protein Shakes
Premixed Vegan Protein Shakes
The Grounded Dairy-Free RTD Shakes are Milkshake-Inspired
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94
Holistic Protein Products
Holistic Protein Products
Swiss Me's Protein Snacks & Powders Support the Full Circle of Wellness
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93
Koji-Based Meat Alternatives
Koji-Based Meat Alternatives
Prime Roots' Meat & Seafood Alternatives Feature Koji Superprotein
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92
Avocado-Based Cheesy Chips
Avocado-Based Cheesy Chips
The Temole Avocado Chips are Offered in a Nachos Cheese Flavor
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91
Cat Coffee Cup Collections
Cat Coffee Cup Collections
Starbucks' Cat Coffee Cups Have Arrived for Its Halloween Collection
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90
Plant-Based Energy Drinks
Plant-Based Energy Drinks
The teaRIOT 100% Plant-Powered Energy Drinks are Invigorating
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89
Vegan Donut Burgers
Vegan Donut Burgers
Dunkin’ Launched the Snoop Dogg-Inspired ‘The Beyond D-O-Double G Sandwich’
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88
Craft Convenience Stores
Craft Convenience Stores
7-Eleven's Evolution Stores Serve Handmade Tacos & Made-to-Order Drinks
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87
Millennial-Targeted Snacking Breads
Millennial-Targeted Snacking Breads
The Bridor B’Break Range Has Been Expanded with New Options
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86
Kid-Targeted Protein Bars
Kid-Targeted Protein Bars
RX Kids Protein Snack Bars Share Five Grams of Real Food Protein
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85
Pint-Sized Ice Cream Sandwiches
Pint-Sized Ice Cream Sandwiches
Aldi's Vanilla Minis Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches are a Tiny Treat
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84
Full-Service Restaurant Loyalty Programs
Full-Service Restaurant Loyalty Programs
Ready & Spendgo Partner to Streamline Consumer Experience
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83
Small Business Snack Boxes
Small Business Snack Boxes
ParmCrisps & Bridge Lane Wine Created a Limited-Edition Pairing
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82
B12 Energy Bars
B12 Energy Bars
VK Energy Bars Provide 1,000% of the Daily Value of Vitamin B12
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81
Fermented Cabbage Chips
Fermented Cabbage Chips
Kraut Krisps Have Three Ounces of Sauerkraut Baked into Every Bag
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80
Next-Gen Online Butcher Shops
Next-Gen Online Butcher Shops
Meat N' Bone Provides with an Efficient Way to Get Nutritious Meat
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79
Cold-Pressed Cooking Sauces
Cold-Pressed Cooking Sauces
Tanya’s Just Real is Introducing a New Range of Condiments
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78
Branded Fast Food Puzzles
Branded Fast Food Puzzles
The Burger Puzzle from McDonald’s Belgium Forms a Giant Burger
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77
Fast Food Flounder Sandwiches
Fast Food Flounder Sandwiches
Popeyes Latest Creation is the Flounder Fish Sandwich
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76
Gaming Booster Gels
Gaming Booster Gels
Morinaga's In Game Booster Boasts Vitamin A & Amino Acids to Energize Gamers
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75
Craft Beer Pairing Cookbooks
Craft Beer Pairing Cookbooks
The Beer Pantry Explores Artisan Beer-Specific Meal Ideas
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74
Smoothie-Inspired Chocolates
Smoothie-Inspired Chocolates
The Bixby & Co. Smoothie Bar Collection is Made with Coconut Milk
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73
Brain-Boosting Snack Bars
Brain-Boosting Snack Bars
Cerebelly x Peppa Pig Smart Bars Contain Brain-Supporting Nutrients
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72
Keto-Only Hybrid Café Concepts
Keto-Only Hybrid Café Concepts
Simply Keto in Berlin Boasts Keto Dishes and Other Products
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71
Repelling Onion Burgers
Repelling Onion Burgers
Burger King Italia's Burger with Onions is Meant to Keep People Away
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70
Recycling-Friendly Yogurt Packaging
Recycling-Friendly Yogurt Packaging
The Nomadic Dairy Yogurt & Oat Clusters Have Reduced Plastic
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69
Color-Changing Breakfast Cereals
Color-Changing Breakfast Cereals
The Magic Fruity Pebbles Cereal Changes the Color of Milk
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68
Stacked Taco Value Meals
Stacked Taco Value Meals
Th eTaco Bell $5 Grande Stacker Box is Loaded with Fresh Food
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67
Quarantine-Friendly Breakfast Buffets
Quarantine-Friendly Breakfast Buffets
IHOP's Breakfast Family Feast Creates an At-Home Buffet
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66
Galactic CBD Ice Creams
Galactic CBD Ice Creams
SpaceCream Canada's CBD-Infused Ice Cream Reinvents Beloved Flavors
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65
Touchless Pizza Plates
Touchless Pizza Plates
This Pizza-Serving Plate Helps Diners Avoid Shared Surface Areas
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64
Design-Friendly Easter Treats
Design-Friendly Easter Treats
These COCO Golden Hen Eggs in Milk Chocolate Boast Emer Tumilty Art
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63
Delivery-Only Restaurants
Delivery-Only Restaurants
Kroger Partners with ClusterTruck ‘Ghost Kitchens' for Meal Delivery
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62
Fast Food Napkin Receipts
Fast Food Napkin Receipts
KFC is Printing Meal Receipts on Tissues with Eco-Friendly Ink
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61
Honeyed Chicken Tender Sandwiches
Honeyed Chicken Tender Sandwiches
Denny's New Honey Buttermilk Chicken Tender Sandwich is Here
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60
Nitrogen Ice Cream Shops
Nitrogen Ice Cream Shops
Chill-N Nitrogen Ice Cream is Launching a National Franchise Program
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59
Fresh DIY Cheese Kits
Fresh DIY Cheese Kits
FarmSteady's Italian-Style Kit Makes a Total of Eight Batches of Cheese
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58
Shelf Life-Extending Packaging
Shelf Life-Extending Packaging
NanoPack's Active Food Packaging is Anti-Microbial
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57
DIY Fermentation Gadgets
DIY Fermentation Gadgets
The Kefirko Veggie Fermenter Helps with Fermenting at Home
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56
Open-Source Cookbooks
Open-Source Cookbooks
Toronto Chefs and Restaurants are Contributing to a Free Online Cookbook
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55
Immunity-Enhancing Protein Drinks
Immunity-Enhancing Protein Drinks
The Remedy Organics Berry Immunity Drink Has Plant-Based Protein
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54
Diet-Specific Frozen Meals
Diet-Specific Frozen Meals
Nestlé's New Life Cuisine Meals Cater to Modern Diets
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53
Foosball Pizza Boxes
Foosball Pizza Boxes
Pizza Hut Joins Forces with Ogilvy for new Foosball Table Pizza Box
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52
Smart Countertop Gardens
Smart Countertop Gardens
Rise Gardens Created a Personal Garden for Small Spaces
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51
Quarantine Date Night Bundles
Quarantine Date Night Bundles
Red Lobster is Elevating Date Night at Home with Music & Backgrounds
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50
Inexpensive Taco Meal Deals
Inexpensive Taco Meal Deals
The Taco Bell $10 Cravings Pack is Available Nationwide
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49
Healthfully Infused Noodle Cups
Healthfully Infused Noodle Cups
Noodl Plus Products are Infused with Super Nutrients & Bold Colors
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48
Waste-Reducing Vending Machines
Waste-Reducing Vending Machines
Fresh Bowl Serves Healthy Meals in Reusable Glass Jars
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47
Oat-Based Cheese Alternatives
Oat-Based Cheese Alternatives
OATzarella Oat Milk Cheese Wheels are Free from Top Allergens
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46
Nutritious Cauliflower Pizza Crusts
Nutritious Cauliflower Pizza Crusts
Newk’s Eatery's Cauliflower Pizza Crust is Veggie-Heavy
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45
Reusable Rice Box Packaging
Reusable Rice Box Packaging
SRISANGDAO's Rice Packaging Can Take on New Life as a Tissue Box
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44
Digital Halloween Platforms
Digital Halloween Platforms
TREAT TOWN is an App-Based Experience for Virtual Trick-or-Treating
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43
Recycled Paperboard Bottles
Recycled Paperboard Bottles
The Frugal Bottle by Frugalpac is Five Times Lighter Than Glass
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42
No-Contact Robotic Restaurants
No-Contact Robotic Restaurants
KFC Opened a No-Contact "Restaurant of the Future" in Russia
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41
Family-Sized QSR Meal Deals
Family-Sized QSR Meal Deals
The Wendy's Feed The Fam Deals Come in Two Options
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40
Rainbow Cotton Candy Cakes
Rainbow Cotton Candy Cakes
Sweet Fluffe Cotton Candy Creations Makes Cakes Out of Cotton Candy
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39
Fast Food Meal Rapper Figurines
Fast Food Meal Rapper Figurines
McDonald's Happy Meal Features a Travis Scott Toy
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38
Mobile-First Restaurant Concepts
Mobile-First Restaurant Concepts
Taco Bell Go Mobile Focuses on Smart Tech & Dual Drive-Thru Lanes
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37
Loaded Pizza Sandwiches
Loaded Pizza Sandwiches
Papa John’s is Officially Adding Papadias to Its Menus Nationwide
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36
Fashionable Ice Cream Campaigns
Fashionable Ice Cream Campaigns
The Don’t Hold Back Häagen-Dazs Campaign Celebrates Expression
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35
Mirrored Vending Machines
Mirrored Vending Machines
The Daily Harvest Vending Machines Give Away Pints of Vegan Ice Cream
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34
Edible Ramen Wrappers
Edible Ramen Wrappers
Holly Ground's Ramen Packaging Dissolves Into Instant Noodle Broth
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33
Reinvented Salad Bars
Reinvented Salad Bars
Chowbotics Relies on Robotics to Deliver Fresh, Custom Meals to Consumers
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32
Butcher-Crafted Premium Burgers
Butcher-Crafted Premium Burgers
Golden West Food Group Launched Its New Meat District Lineup
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31
Keto-Friendly Almond Bites
Keto-Friendly Almond Bites
Costco's Almond Keto Bites are Baked from Scratch & Packed with Protein
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30
Portion Control Pasta Packaging
Portion Control Pasta Packaging
This Spaghetti Packaging by Alesia Lurtcevich Prevents Food Waste
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29
Eco-Friendly Food Trays
Eco-Friendly Food Trays
PaperSeal Trays Help to Increase Food Packaging Recyclability
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28
Sliding Cheese Wheel Packaging
Sliding Cheese Wheel Packaging
The 'El Corazon' Cheese Packaging Maintains Freshness
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27
Hotel Pivoted Restaurant Rooms
Hotel Pivoted Restaurant Rooms
Hotel Stadt is Converting its Hotel Rooms into Pop-Up Restaurants
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26
Recyclable Meal Delivery Packaging
Recyclable Meal Delivery Packaging
The Colpac Stagione Line Includes Three Container Sizes
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25
Gourmet Pizza Vending Machines
Gourmet Pizza Vending Machines
Basil Street Uses Robotics to Serve Fresh, Thin-Crust Pizzas
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24
Social Distancing Blankets
Social Distancing Blankets
Burger King's Circular Beach Blankets Support Safe Social Distancing
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23
Fast-Growing Russian Supermarket Chains
Fast-Growing Russian Supermarket Chains
The Successful VkusVill is Planning a Sizeable Expansion
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22
Nacho Chip Advent Calendars
Nacho Chip Advent Calendars
The Doritos Advent Calendar is a Countdown with Snacks
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21
One-Seat Restaurants
One-Seat Restaurants
Bord för En Shares a Sit-Down Dinner for One in the Swedish Countryside
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20
Zero-Waste Restaurants
Zero-Waste Restaurants
The Silo Restaurant in East London Features a Sustainable Menu and Interior
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19
Zero-Waste Origami Packaging
Zero-Waste Origami Packaging
KitKat's Plastic-Free Packaging Turns Into a Sea Creature Paper Craft
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18
Fully Automated Pizzerias
Fully Automated Pizzerias
Piestro Makes Fully Integrated Cooking Systems and Dispensers
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17
Reusable Collapsible Cutlery
Reusable Collapsible Cutlery
The FinalFork and FinalSpork Help to Reduce Plastic Waste
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16
Immersive Virtual Bars
Immersive Virtual Bars
Budweiser's Virtual 'My Bar' Platform Lets People Visit Favorite Venues
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15
Self-Explanatory Fast-Food Campaigns
Self-Explanatory Fast-Food Campaigns
These McDonald's Billboards are the Epitome of Minimalism
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14
Collagen-Enriched Yogurts
Collagen-Enriched Yogurts
Light & Fit Collagen + Antioxidants is Full of Beneficial Ingredients
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13
Millennial-Friendly Pop-Up Grocery Stores
Millennial-Friendly Pop-Up Grocery Stores
Pop Up Grocer Will Launch a Brooklyn Location in October
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12
Elevated Dining Experiences
Elevated Dining Experiences
Pinch Delivers a New Food and Beverage Experience with Parcel
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11
Branded Boutique Cafes
Branded Boutique Cafes
The Tim Hortons Boutique Cafe Opens in Toronto’s Financial District
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10
Microplastic Photo Series
Microplastic Photo Series
Sweet Sneak Studio Establishes a Link Between Food and Micro Plastics
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9
Transparent Dining Barriers
Transparent Dining Barriers
Penguin Eat Shabu Boasts Safety Measures During Restaurant Reopening
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8
Self-Watering Gardening Towers
Self-Watering Gardening Towers
The Hydroponic Farmstand Grows Farm-Fresh Produce at Home
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7
Three-Level Indoor Gardens
Three-Level Indoor Gardens
Rise Gardens' In-Home Garden System Grows Herbs, Veggies & More
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6
Frozen Bowl-Themed Meals
Frozen Bowl-Themed Meals
Nestle New Lean Cuisine Bowls Lineup Includes 18 Entrees
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5
Drinkable Potato Chip Packaging
Drinkable Potato Chip Packaging
Zyplus' Poterapper Turns a Snack Bag Into a Drink-Like Pouch
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4
Cookie-Studded Frozen Desserts
Cookie-Studded Frozen Desserts
The Wonder Woman Cookie Collision Blizzard is Coming to Dairy Queen
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3
Isolated Dining Booths
Isolated Dining Booths
Mediamatic ETEN is Exploring the New Normal for Restaurants
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2
Reusable Fast Food Packaging
Reusable Fast Food Packaging
PriestmanGoode Utilizes Cocoa Bean Shells in New Innovative Project
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1
One-Way Restaurant Buffets
One-Way Restaurant Buffets
Pizza Inn's Right-Way Buffet Adheres to Social Distancing Protocols
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