Fast Casual: Some fast casuals still pumped for pumpkin, others heating things up: part 2
Fast Casual: Some fast casuals still pumped for pumpkin, others heating things up: part 2

Spices will dominate fall menus this year.

While pumpkin spice may have reached its peak, there is no doubt that the flavor will be sticking around. According to a recent article in Fast Casual, pumpkin flavored dishes bring in $500 million annually for the industry. In addition to this flavor, consumers will be embracing bold and spicy flavors.

"Because pumpkin spice has become so ubiquitous across the industry, Americans are now looking for newer, more flavorful offerings. There are new fall flavors on the horizon, and they all seem to be related to 'kickin it up a notch'," said NPD Group's Warren Solocheck. 

A few brands that will be embracing pumpkin this fall include Slim ChickensWetzel's Pretzels, Gigi's Cupcakes and Villa's Italian Kitchen. These brands will be using the flavor in everything from pizza to cheesecake. 

Spices will be embraced by brands including Togo's, the Habit Burger Grill and Bruegger's Bagels. This fall, customers can expect to see offerings including chipotle aioli, Sriracha and green chiles.

Read the full article here.
 

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