E. Liz Sloan

A. Elizabeth Sloan

Right after Italian cuisine, Chinese and Japanese are the cuisines consumers around the globe most enjoy, according to YouGov’s 2018 Global Cuisines Survey.

Asian/noodle eateries posted the biggest gains in the limited-service U.S. restaurant sector, with sales up 8.8% in 2018, per Technomic’s 2019 Top 500 Chain Restaurant Advance Report. Panda Express led growth with sales of $3.5 billion, up 13%.

Asian was the most ordered cuisine in fast casual and full-service restaurants and mos…

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A. Elizabeth Sloan, PhD, a member of IFT and contributing editor of Food Technology, is president, Sloan Trends Inc., Escondido, Calif. ([email protected]).

E. Liz Sloan