Food & Beverage Industry Trends Highlights

Mac Cheese popularity has changed by 13.2% over the past year. On average, Mac Cheese is consumed 1.62 times every year. Market adoption for Mac Cheese in restaurants is 9.3% and it is on 0.06% of recipes.

Mac Cheese plating ideas from top restaurants

Most popular Mac Cheese dishes in restaurants. June 2020 data
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Harlem Tavern (Nyc, New York)
The Hens Roost (Bakersfield, California)
Giuseppe's Pizzeria & Deli (City Of Watervliet, New York)
The Six - Calabasas (Calabasas, California)

Fastest rising Mac Cheese pairings

The fastest rising ingredients, flavors, and drinks with Mac Cheese. June 2020 data
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#1coconut milk
#2crab meat
#3salad
#4beans
#5apple
88.83%
#6pecans
79.72%
#7lobster tails
78.19%
#8butter
72.44%
#9scallops
71.11%
#10tea
67.16%

Food Market Overview for Mac Cheese

Mac Cheese Growth Over Time

Monitor trends in Mac Cheese related conversations over the past year. June 2020 Data
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  • Annual Growth

    Mac Cheese consumption yearly growth rate
    13.2%
  • Annual Consumption Frequency

    Mac Cheese is consumed 1.62 times on average every year
    1.62
  • The percentage of the average American diet that Mac Cheese represents. June 2020 data

    Market Adoption

  • The popularity of Mac Cheese at home vs at restaurants. The dashed black line represents the breakdown of the industry average. June 2020 data

    Home vs Restaurant Consumption

    • Eat In
    • Market Avg.
    • Eat Out
  • Percentage of restaurants that serve Mac Cheese

    Popularity in Restaurants

    9.3%
    25,192 of 270,896 Restaurants
  • 0.06% of recipes have Mac Cheese

    Popularity in Recipes

    0.06%
    2,539 of 3,984,503 Recipes

Product & Culinary Innovation Analysis

The upcoming food industry trends for Mac Cheese. June 2020 data

Most Popular food Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular food ingredients with Mac Cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. June 2020 data
Top food Ingredients and Pairings
#1mac cheese
47.29%
#2meat
23.16%
#3seafood
7.67%
#4burger
4.01%
#5salad
3.94%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1salad
#2ribs
51.37%
#3pulled pork
50.68%
#4sandwich
18.12%
#5meat
8.51%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1fried calamari
90.78%
#2chile relleno
87.1%
#3clam chowder
87.1%
#4chicken teriyaki
78.49%
#5impossible burger
78.49%

Most Popular dairy Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular dairy ingredients with Mac Cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. June 2020 data
Top dairy Ingredients and Pairings
#1cheese
81.03%
#2cheddar
4.17%
#3butter
3.52%
#4cream
2.79%
#5parmesan
1.95%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1milk
79.32%
#2butter
72.44%
#3cream
64.88%
#4mozzarella
60.50%
#5parmesan
55.97%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1fruit yogurt
78.49%
#2colby cheese
67.74%
#3monterey cheese
35.48%
#4cotija cheese
35.48%
#5pimento cheese
35.48%

Most Popular meat Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular meat ingredients with Mac Cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. June 2020 data
Top meat Ingredients and Pairings
#1chicken
29.59%
#2steak
19.79%
#3bacon
12.19%
#4pork
10.98%
#5sausage
8.26%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1ham
#2breasts
#3ribeye
#4sausage
50.20%
#5pork
45.33%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1marrow
87.1%
#2applewood bacon
72.35%
#3pancetta
65.26%
#4drumstick
63.13%
#5skirt steak
56.99%

Most Popular vegetables Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular vegetables ingredients with Mac Cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. June 2020 data
Top vegetables Ingredients and Pairings
#1potatoes
17.84%
#2greens
17.61%
#3beans
13.53%
#4corn
9.28%
#5mushrooms
8.53%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1rocket
#2baby arugula
#3radicchio
#4heirloom carrots
#5pickled daikon

Most Popular bakery and desserts Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular bakery and desserts ingredients with Mac Cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. June 2020 data
Top bakery and desserts Ingredients and Pairings
#1bread
35.26%
#2corn bread
12.1%
#3roll
8.86%
#4sweetener
8%
#5cake
7.66%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#2waffles
31.42%
#3toast
6.42%
#4buns
0.74%

Most Popular grains Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular grains ingredients with Mac Cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. June 2020 data
Top grains Ingredients and Pairings
#1pasta
41.98%
#2rice
24.76%
#3macaroni
11.35%
#4noodles
7.09%
#5grits
4.88%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1barley
#2black rice
#3angel hair pasta
#4yaki soba
#5farfalle pasta
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#2grits
51.61%
#3quinoa
26.27%

Most Popular seafood Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular seafood ingredients with Mac Cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. June 2020 data
Top seafood Ingredients and Pairings
#1prawns
36.6%
#2shrimp
36.6%
#3crawfish
5%
#4shrimp meat
4.21%
#5scallops
3.63%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1baby shrimp
#2crab meat
#3lobster tails
78.19%
#4scallops
71.11%
#5mussels
7.53%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1lobster meat
85.66%
#2oysters
75.81%
#3clam
67.74%
#4calamari
65.59%
#5pollock
35.48%

Most Popular spices and herbs Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular spices and herbs ingredients with Mac Cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. June 2020 data
Top spices and herbs Ingredients and Pairings
#1garlic
31.49%
#2pepper
24.97%
#3chocolate
10.58%
#4salt
9.8%
#5lemon pepper
5.06%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1adobo
#2salt black pepper
#3lemongrass
#4chili oil
#5methi
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#2cinnamon
9.92%
#3ginger
5.99%
#4chipotle
0.29%

Most Popular condiments Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular condiments ingredients with Mac Cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. June 2020 data
Top condiments Ingredients and Pairings
#1chili
19.87%
#2stuffing
16.82%
#3honey
16.13%
#4gravy
11.52%
#5bbq sauce
9.27%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1salsa
#2mustard
#3gravy
66.33%
#4honey
64.88%
#5oil
57.71%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#2pesto
25.02%
#3mayo
13.24%

Most Popular alcohol Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular alcohol ingredients with Mac Cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. June 2020 data
Top alcohol Ingredients and Pairings
#1beer
33.56%
#2cocktail
23.56%
#3wine
17.03%
#4bourbon
6.65%
#5margarita
4.6%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1grand marnier
#2michelob ultra
#3smirnoff
#4vermouth
#5coconut rum
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#2mimosa
54.84%
#3tequila
24.73%
#4rose
19.35%
#5bourbon
3.23%

Most Popular fish Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular fish ingredients with Mac Cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. June 2020 data
Top fish Ingredients and Pairings
#1fish
62.66%
#2salmon
25.95%
#3tuna
4.65%
#4cod
1.94%
#5tilapia
1.63%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1tilapia
#2cod
69.36%
#3haddock
61.29%
#4tuna
35.48%
#5flounder
29.03%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#2ceviche
87.1%
#3mahi mahi
56.99%
#4red snapper
19.35%

Most Popular fruits Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular fruits ingredients with Mac Cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. June 2020 data
Top fruits Ingredients and Pairings
#1lemon
19.02%
#2berries
16.81%
#3apple
12.55%
#4bananas
9.39%
#5peaches
8.6%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1kiwi
#2yuzu
#3papaya
#4nectarine
#5clementines
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#2dates
36.89%

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. June 2020 data
Top beverages Ingredients and Pairings
#1water
18.63%
#2coffee
18.08%
#3juice
16.09%
#4tea
14.56%
#5lemonade
9.13%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1ginger beer
#2bottled water
#3dr pepper
#4brewed iced tea
#5mineral water
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#2smoothie
25.81%
#3coffee
10.14%
#4lemonade
7.26%

Most Popular nuts and seeds Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular nuts and seeds ingredients with Mac Cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. June 2020 data
Top nuts and seeds Ingredients and Pairings
#1coconut
20.18%
#2cashews
18.37%
#3almonds
17.01%
#4peanuts
16.1%
#5pecans
11.56%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1sunflower seeds
#2chestnuts
#3flax seeds
#4cashew nuts
#5flaxseed
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#2cashews