This Is What America Ate and Drank in 2016, According to Foursquare
What were Americans eating in 2016? From Instagrammable, rainbow-colored foods, to the rise of bibimbap in Western culture, there were plenty of culinary inclinations over the course of the year. Foursquare took a look at the trends that stood out in 2016:
The hottest cuisines of 2016 were Filipino and Mediterranean, which saw the largest spikes in restaurant openings. Americans were also obsessed with rolled ice cream, Frosé, and dim sum. Frosé — frozen rosé wine — saw a 600-percent spike in mentions on Foursquare and was by far the most popular wine slushie of the summer. Udon and soba ramen shops also popped up all over the nation.
Pop culture and politics also influenced what we ate. For instance, Beyoncé’s “Formation” single prompted a sales increase for Red Lobster; and Trump-branded properties and products saw a 12-percent decrease in foot traffic since the election season.