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Top 100 Food Trends in October

From Glow-in-the-Dark Raisin Snacks to Breakfast Food Trucks

— October 25, 2020 — Lifestyle
The October 2020 food trends highlight recent innovations in everything from pre-packaged snacks and beverages, to restaurant expansions and elaborate menu additions.

To provide consumers who prefer to live a plant-based lifestyle with more beverage alternatives, UK-based brand Holy Moly Nutshakes updated its selection of milkshakes with three new flavors. The vegan-friendly and gluten-free beverages are made with unpasteurized almond milk and fruit, making for a simple but delicious alternative to indulgent milkshakes.

Another noteworthy inclusion comes from McDonald's Vietnam, which introduced a limited-edition 'Pho Burger' that takes inspiration from the classic noodle soup dish. The burger's two patties are layered with savory pho sauce, and are topped off with herbs, onions, cilantro, and an egg, with an English muffin holding all of the ingredients together.
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Harrisburg-Based Vegan Eateries
Harrisburg-Based Vegan Eateries
House of Vegans Offers Plant-Based Soul Food Platters
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98
Vegan Marshmallow Treats
Vegan Marshmallow Treats
Dandies Vegan Marshmallows Launch in the UK
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97
Premium Nut Butter Bas
Premium Nut Butter Bas
Super Pop Nut Butter Bars are Energizing, Protein-Packed & Texture-Rich
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96
Nutty Pie-Inspired Snack Bites
Nutty Pie-Inspired Snack Bites
The Pecan Rxbar Has a Buttery Taste That's Seasonally Spiced
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95
Supermarket Private Label Partnerships
Supermarket Private Label Partnerships
Coles and Sansbury's Partner Up on a Private Label Deal
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94
Simple Protein-Packed Cottage Cheese
Simple Protein-Packed Cottage Cheese
Good Culture's Products Contain Less Sugar and More Protein
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93
Floral Artisan Chocolate Bars
Floral Artisan Chocolate Bars
OCELOT's Violet Milk Bar is a Small Batch Treat Infused with Violet
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92
Decadent Sticky Rice Desserts
Decadent Sticky Rice Desserts
Dream Foodie's Ube Mango Sticky Rice is the Company's Best-Seller
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91
Fruity Kefir-Based Beverages
Fruity Kefir-Based Beverages
Yorlife Kefir's Beverages are Available in Four Tasty Flavor Options
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90
Seamless Grocery Order Platforms
Seamless Grocery Order Platforms
SPAR UK's Online Ordering Service Aims to Streamline Deliveries
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89
Fermented Asparagus Snacks
Fermented Asparagus Snacks
Tilten Farms' Spicy Pickled Asparagus is a Non-GMO Product
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88
Fermented Garlic Snacks
Fermented Garlic Snacks
The Mizzuco Black Garlic is Naturally Fermented and Ready to Eat
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87
Handcrafted Character Mooncakes
Handcrafted Character Mooncakes
Koala Tea Break's Layered Character Mooncakes are Sanrio-Themed
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86
Mental Health Snack Bars
Mental Health Snack Bars
KIND HEROES is an Initiative That's Raising Funds for Mental Health
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85
Inspiring Pizza Calendars
Inspiring Pizza Calendars
This Pizza Hut Calendar Shares 680 Days of Unique Pizza Orders
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84
Rebranded Natural Protein Balls
Rebranded Natural Protein Balls
The Protein Ball Co. Unveiled New Packaging and Flavors
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83
Alternative Health-Focused Snack Bars
Alternative Health-Focused Snack Bars
The nākd Big Bite Bars Have No Added Sugar
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82
Artisan Retailer Bread Kits
Artisan Retailer Bread Kits
This Williams Sonoma Bread Mix Set Boasts Three Tasty Flavors
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81
Heritage-Inspired Vancouver Bakeries
Heritage-Inspired Vancouver Bakeries
Vancouver's Kouign Cafe Specializes in Tasty Cookies and More
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80
Recyclable Hot Cocoa Packaging
Recyclable Hot Cocoa Packaging
Swiss Miss Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix Has a New Eco Packaging
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79
Noodle Soup-Inspired Burgers
Noodle Soup-Inspired Burgers
The McDonald's Vietnam Pho Burger Has Traditional Ingredients
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78
Heat-to-Eat Fajita Mixes
Heat-to-Eat Fajita Mixes
Primal Kitchen's Steak Fajitas Skillet Requires Minimum Prep Time
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77
Greek Yogurt-Infused To-Go Pies
Greek Yogurt-Infused To-Go Pies
The ELLENOS Pumpkin Pie LTO is Made From Hand-Crafted Greek Yogurt
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76
Nutrient-Dense Survival Meals
Nutrient-Dense Survival Meals
Nutrient Survival's Shelf-Stable Freeze-Dried Meals Only Need Water
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75
Better-For-You Peanut Butter Powders
Better-For-You Peanut Butter Powders
PBfit Can Easily Be Added to Smoothies for a Nutrient Boost
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74
North American Seafood Brands
North American Seafood Brands
Scout Sources 100% of Its Product from Canada and the US
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73
Fermented Beetroot Condiments
Fermented Beetroot Condiments
Biona Organic's Ruby Sauerkraut is Naturally Sourced
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72
Pizza Dough Garlic Knot Recipes
Pizza Dough Garlic Knot Recipes
Los Angeles Times Cooking's Milo & Olive Garlic Knots are Savory
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71
E-Grocery Private Label Expansions
E-Grocery Private Label Expansions
BigBasket Will Launch 500 New Products by 2021
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70
Private Label Grocery Expansions
Private Label Grocery Expansions
Walmart's Great Value Brand Includes 80 New Products
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69
Diet-Friendly Yogurt Products
Diet-Friendly Yogurt Products
The :Ratio Keto-Friendly Yogurts Come in Five Flavor Options
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68
Sage Butter Bread Appetizers
Sage Butter Bread Appetizers
This Recipe from Half Baked Harvest is Fused with Parmesan Cheese
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67
DIY Mooncake Kits
DIY Mooncake Kits
Uncle Jim's Mooncake Deliveries are Available to Sydney Foodies
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66
Rainbow-Hued Vegan Mooncakes
Rainbow-Hued Vegan Mooncakes
The Cakery's 2020 Mooncake Box Set is Vegan-Friendly and Gluten-Free
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65
Edible Seaweed Food Packaging
Edible Seaweed Food Packaging
This New Edible Food Packaging Helps Offset Carbon Emissions
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64
Sci-Fi Cartoon Crisps
Sci-Fi Cartoon Crisps
Pringles Created New Limited-Edition Snacks for Rick and Morty Fans
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63
Simmering Pumpkin Curry Sauces
Simmering Pumpkin Curry Sauces
Trader Joe's New Spicy Pumpkin Curry Simmer Sauce Brings the Heat
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62
Mochi-Topped Ice Creams
Mochi-Topped Ice Creams
The Hanamochi Häagen-Dazs Ice Creams Have a Textured Top Layer
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61
Functional Mushroom Supplements
Functional Mushroom Supplements
Spore Life Sciences Shares Natural Blends for Health & Wellness
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60
Plant-Based Soft Serve Mixes
Plant-Based Soft Serve Mixes
Elmhurst Creamery Dairy-Free Oat Milk Ice Cream Mix is Customizable
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59
Collagen-Based Energy Gels
Collagen-Based Energy Gels
Built Brands' BuiltGO Does the Job of an Energy Drink and More
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58
Touring Breakfast Food Trucks
Touring Breakfast Food Trucks
The Hormel Black Label Breakfast Food Truck Shares New Products
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57
Collagen-Enhanced Protein Bars
Collagen-Enhanced Protein Bars
The MCTBar Snacks Support Health, Wellness and Nutrition
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56
Orange-Flavored Kefir Beverages
Orange-Flavored Kefir Beverages
Kefir King's Orange Infused Milk Kefir is Rich in Probiotics
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55
Pumpkin-Spiced Pretzel Chips
Pumpkin-Spiced Pretzel Chips
Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice Pretzel Slims are Sweet and Crunchy
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54
Record-Breaking Virtual Pizza Parties
Record-Breaking Virtual Pizza Parties
Hormel is Aiming to Make History with a Virtual Pizza Party
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53
Korean Burger Menu Updates
Korean Burger Menu Updates
Shake Shack's Korean-Inspired Dishes Feature Mains and Sides
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52
Revamped Ultra-Spicy Chips
Revamped Ultra-Spicy Chips
The Paqui One Chip Challenge Has Been Updated with a New Recipe
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51
Oven-Baked Bread Snacks
Oven-Baked Bread Snacks
Trader Joe’s Focaccia Primavera Adapts a Beloved Venetian Dish
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50
Yerba Mate Tea Refreshments
Yerba Mate Tea Refreshments
The Tea of a Kind Drinks Include Three Flavors
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49
Celebratory Coffee Brand Mooncakes
Celebratory Coffee Brand Mooncakes
The Starbucks 2020 Mooncakes are Named 'Full Moon, Full Circle'
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48
Wellness-Boosting Juice Ranges
Wellness-Boosting Juice Ranges
The Tropicana+ Juice Range Includes Four Flavor Options
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47
Bakery-Inspired Frozen Breakfasts
Bakery-Inspired Frozen Breakfasts
Cinnabon's Frozen Breakfast Creations are Sweet & Savory
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46
Chewy Mochi Doughnuts
Chewy Mochi Doughnuts
Mochinut's Artisan Treats Boast Banana Milk, Black Sesame, and Ube Flavors
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45
Food-Branded Esports Events
Food-Branded Esports Events
The 2020 Chipotle Challenger Series Was Made for 'Fornite' Players
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44
Festively Playful Candy Collections
Festively Playful Candy Collections
The Hershey's Holiday Lineup Includes an Array of Sweet Treats
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43
Bulgarian Yogurt Flavors
Bulgarian Yogurt Flavors
Trimona Makes Healthful Yogurt Varieties Like Honey Ginger Cinnamon
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42
Functional Mushroom Elixirs
Functional Mushroom Elixirs
The Rritual Elixirs are Packed with Adaptogens and More
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41
Alcohol-Free Probiotic Seltzers
Alcohol-Free Probiotic Seltzers
The HUZZAH Probiotic Seltzer Comes in Three Flavor Options
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40
At-Home Oktoberfest Kits
At-Home Oktoberfest Kits
Samuel Adams and Auntie Anne's Kits Supply Food and Drinks
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39
Multi-Course Restaurant Drive-Thrus
Multi-Course Restaurant Drive-Thrus
The Resy Drive Thru Shares Dishes by Top Los Angeles Chefs
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38
Sous Vide Egg Bagels
Sous Vide Egg Bagels
Einstein Bros.' New Sous Vide Eggels are a Gluten-Free Bagel Alternative
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37
African Ancient Grain Chips
African Ancient Grain Chips
Yolélé Foods' Fonio Chips are Made with a Gluten-Free African Grain
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36
Better-for-You Cake Ice Creams
Better-for-You Cake Ice Creams
Peekaboo's Unicorn Birthday Cake Flavor Contains Hidden Zucchini
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35
Plant-Based Private Label Groceries
Plant-Based Private Label Groceries
Co-op's GRO Range Highlights Meatless Protein Options
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34
Innovative Chicken Wing Concepts
Innovative Chicken Wing Concepts
Fazoli’s Has Launched a New Chicken Wing Concept Called Wingville
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33
Drive-Thru Guacamole Stands
Drive-Thru Guacamole Stands
WHOLLY® GUACAMOLE is Offering Free Guacamole for a Year to Five Fans
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32
Healthy Student Meal Deliveries
Healthy Student Meal Deliveries
Mealpro Delivers Health-Conscious Meal Plans to One's Door
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Cheesy Plant-Based Crisps
Cheesy Plant-Based Crisps
ParmCrisps' Dairy-Free Cheese Crisps Cater to Plant-Based Lifestyles
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30
Glow-in-the-Dark Raisin Snacks
Glow-in-the-Dark Raisin Snacks
Sun-Maid's Playful Packaging Helps to Support a Healthier Halloween
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29
Cheese-Filled Ube Cookies
Cheese-Filled Ube Cookies
Good Karma Offers Ube Crinkles with Ube Halaya and Cream Cheese Filling
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28
Salad Snack Bars
Salad Snack Bars
Every Savory Undressed Bar Shares a Full Serving of Vegetables
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27
Interactive Children's Breakfast Cereals
Interactive Children's Breakfast Cereals
NAT Bears Cereal Comes in Solid Bear-Shaped Servings
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26
Cold-Pressed Plant-Based Milkshakes
Cold-Pressed Plant-Based Milkshakes
The Holy Moly Nutshakes Come in Three Tasty Flavors
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25
Protein-Packed Noodle Cups
Protein-Packed Noodle Cups
Chef Woo's Ramen Noodle Meals Have 20 Grams of Protein Per Serving
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24
Cheesy French Fry Burritos
Cheesy French Fry Burritos
El Pollo Loco's New California Queso Burrito Features Tapatio Fries
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23
Sock-Paired Cereal Kits
Sock-Paired Cereal Kits
The Special K Blursday Go-Away Kit Shares Feel-Good Flavors and Socks
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22
RV Picnic Pop-Ups
RV Picnic Pop-Ups
McCormick Shared Exclusive Spice Blends at One-Day Only Pop-Ups
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21
Nutrition-Focused eSports Collaborations
Nutrition-Focused eSports Collaborations
Nordavind & Bodylab's Partnership Emphasizes Performance
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20
Drive-In Tasting Menus
Drive-In Tasting Menus
Fine Dining Restaurant Bulrush Adapts to the Climate of COVID-19
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19
Fermented Snack Samplers
Fermented Snack Samplers
SmallTownCultures' Fermented Food Sampler Pack is Raw and Gluten-Free
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18
Plastic-Free Juice Box Straws
Plastic-Free Juice Box Straws
Ribena is Trialling Paper Juice Box Straws in the UK
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17
Fast Casual Mexican Restaurant Spinoffs
Fast Casual Mexican Restaurant Spinoffs
Bodega Taqueria Offers Accessible Mexican Fare
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16
Candy-Paired Recorder Toys
Candy-Paired Recorder Toys
The Smarties Music Creator Helps with Learning and Treating
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15
Mad Scientist-Inspired Halloween Candy
Mad Scientist-Inspired Halloween Candy
Reese's Frankencups Include a "Monstrous Green Creme Base"
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14
Artisan Japanese-Inspired Cakes
Artisan Japanese-Inspired Cakes
Keki Modern Cakes Puts a New Spin on Traditional Desserts
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13
High-End Burger Drive-Thrus
High-End Burger Drive-Thrus
Canlis Bets on Take-Out, Drive-Thru, and Delivery During COVID-19
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12
Food Culture in the Pandemic
Food Culture in the Pandemic
More Time at Home Leads to an Increase in DIY Food Maker Culture
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11
Immune-Supporting Meal Kits
Immune-Supporting Meal Kits
Jamieson Vitamins Debuted Immune-Focused Meals and Supplements
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10
Nutrition-Boosting Drink Supplements
Nutrition-Boosting Drink Supplements
The Monin Immunity Boost Has No Flavor or Sugar
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9
Exclusive Chocolate Clubs
Exclusive Chocolate Clubs
KIT KAT Flavor Club Sweepstakes Treats Insiders to New Products
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8
Enhanced Wellness Water Beverages
Enhanced Wellness Water Beverages
Driftwell from PepsiCo Helps with Relaxation and Sleep
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7
Stacked Taco Value Meals
Stacked Taco Value Meals
Th eTaco Bell $5 Grande Stacker Box is Loaded with Fresh Food
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6
eSports Chewing Gums
eSports Chewing Gums
The Razer RESPAWN By 5 Gum Offers a Mental Performance Boost
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5
Fine Dining Drive-Thru Restaurants
Fine Dining Drive-Thru Restaurants
Resy is Hosting a Drive-Thru Dinner at the Hollywood Palladium
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4
eSports Performance Burger Campaigns
eSports Performance Burger Campaigns
KFC Launched a Mockumentary That Targets Gamers
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3
Ready-Made Meal Vending Machines
Ready-Made Meal Vending Machines
Snapfresh Installs a Meal Vending Machine at Brisbane Airport
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2
Reinvented Salad Bars
Reinvented Salad Bars
Chowbotics Relies on Robotics to Deliver Fresh, Custom Meals to Consumers
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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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