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. May 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. May 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. May 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

Product & Culinary Innovation Analysis

The upcoming food industry trends for Mac & Cheese. May 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. May 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. May 2021 data
Top prepared food Ingredients and Pairings
#1mac & cheese
59.68%
#2bread
11.73%
#3salad
6.01%
#4pizza
4.56%
#5hamburger
4.28%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1lucky charms
#2moo goo gai pan
#3zeppole
#4coconut custard
#5peking pork
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1pumpkin pie
82.93%
#2sausage egg mcmuffin
71.24%
#3gingerbread
69.95%
#4frijoles charros
69.8%
#5crispy buttermilk chicken
69.03%

Most Popular beverages Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular beverages ingredients with Mac & Cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. May 2021 data
Top beverages Ingredients and Pairings
#1coffee
19.91%
#2beer
17.55%
#3water
15.25%
#4juice
14.67%
#5fruit juice
8.23%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1eggnog
85.88%
#2corona beer
65.97%
#3iced green tea
57.37%
#4tawny port
49.46%
#5rolling rock
45.09%

Diets & Traits

Uncover the primary dietary motivations behind consumer preferences for Mac & Cheese

Diets Over Time

The dietary references with Mac & Cheese over time. May 2021 data
Mar '20Apr '20May '20Jun '20Jul '20Aug '20Sep '20Oct '20Nov '20Dec '20Jan '21Feb '21Mar '2102.557.51012.51517.52022.5
  • grain free
  • nut free
  • vegan
  • keto

Most popular Mac & Cheese related motivations

The leading motivations and claims consumers choose Mac & Cheese compared to all other dishes. May 2021 data
  • snack

    5.48%
  • fitness

    4.99%
  • protein

    2.73%

Restaurant Trends Analysis

Mac & Cheese adoption in the restaurant industry and pricing segmentation. May 2021 analysis

Mac & Cheese Pricing Analysis

Track the average price of Mac & Cheese dishes across all price tiers. May 2021 data
$9.37$7.39$11.68$15.04$16.74AVG$$$$$$$$$$
  • Restaurant Penetration

    84.74% of restaurants serve. May 2021 data
    84.74%
  • Foodservice Cuisine Penetration

    The cuisine that offers Mac & Cheese the most. May 2021 data
    fast food restaurant
    31%
  • Restaurant Menu Analysis

    28221801 of menu items containing Mac & Cheese. May 2021 data
    28,221,801
  • Dish Count Per Menu

    The average number of Mac & Cheese dishes found in menus. May 2021 data
    53.55

Most Popular Mac & Cheese Dishes

Most popular Mac & Cheese posts from restaurants. May 2021 data
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)

Home Cooking

Discover Mac & Cheese penetration in home cooking

Most Popular Recipes

The most notable variations of Mac & Cheese recipes found online, and how they have performed over the past year. May 2021 data
How many online recipes exist for Mac & Cheese. May 2021 data

Recipe Count

106,915
How many online recipes use Mac & Cheese as an ingredient. May 2021 data

Used As Ingredient

90,794