How can operators attract Gen Z consumers and meet their expectations? This infographic provides insight into the foodservice trends shaping their tastes and food preferences. Keeping these in mind means broadening your potential consumer base without having to expand your menu significantly.
WHO IS GENERATION Z?1
22% CANADA'S POPULATION
Mainly HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS
27% GLOBAL WORKFOCE IN 2025
WHAT DOES GEN Z CRAVE?
Popular option on the menu2
50%CONSUME PIZZA ON A WEEKLY BASIS
Trending dishes on the menu 3
These preferences can inspire new menu options that will appeal to Gen Zs.
LEVERAGING GEN Z PREFERENCES TO ENHANCE YOUR MENU 4
49%are buying more comfort food now than in recent years.
42% look for menu items inspired by street food.
50% are willing to pay more for healthier options, such as salads or vegetable-centric dishes.
79% are choosing to go meatless at least once or twice a week.
23% prefer to build a meal around appetizers or snack foods.
TRENDING FLAVOURS 6
These savoury CHEESES can help you tap into GEN Z’s favourite flavours while reducing kitchen prep time.
Operators can enhance their menu with hit options such as pizzas, poutines, wraps and other popular take-out or lunch items, all made with a variety of versatile cheeses to satisfy Gen Z’s cravings.
Want more ideas and cheese recommendations to leverage these popular trends? Simply contact your local representative!
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1 Statistics Canada, 2020
2 Technomic, Canadian Pizza Consumer Trend Report, 2020
3 Doordash, Top Ordered Items in 2020, July 2020
4 Technomic, Canadian May Omnibus consumer survey data, 2020
5 Technomic, Generational Consumer Trend Report, 2019
6 Technomic, College & University Consumer Trend Report, 2019
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