Happy National Maple Syrup Day!
Maple is moving from the morning hours and making its way to all-day parts. Operators are pushing maple beyond traditional breakfast dishes and experimenting with it in non-alcoholic beverages, cocktails and savory concepts. Mentions of maple on menus are up overall 3.4% year over year¹. According to the Technomic Menu Monitor, maple is up 85% in non-alcoholic beverages and almost 15% in alcoholic beverages between the second quarter of 2016 and the second quarter of 2017².