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2010 FOOD TRENDS: The Nick Cage Diet; 9.3 billion burgers; Home-aged whiskey

Reported by NDP:
According to NPD’s CREST® service, which continually tracks consumer usage of commercial and non-commercial foodservice, reports that total servings of burgers in 2009 were 9.3 billion, an increase of 800,000 servings since 2005. Six out of ten burgers move out of quick service restaurants.

Actor Nicholas Cage’s diet tips, as reported by the Sydney Morning Herald:
“I actually choose the way I eat according to the way animals have sex. Fish and birds are very dignified in their sexual pursuits. But pigs, not so much. So I don’t eat pig meat or things like that. I eat fish and fowl.”

Reported by tastingtable.com:
Virginia’s Copper Fox Distillery is selling kits that let you barrel-age whiskey and rye at home. The kit includes a charred American white-oak barrel that’s big enough to hold about two liters of your choice of vodkas or brandies. Seal the contents inside the barrel with a cork and wait from 6 months to 25 years. Expect the barrel to slowly impart a smoky, spicy aroma.

Reported by USA Today:
Three years ago, 48% of consumers bought most products on sale. Today, it’s 53%. Last year, nearly seven in 10 consumers shopped in a discount, big-volume or off-price store, compared with five in 10 three years ago, NPD says. Those trend lines are growing stronger.

Reported by The Wall Street Journal:
Sonic recently tested technology that used cell towers to tell when a customer who had opted to receive the chain’s electronic promotions was near one of the restaurants, then followed up with a mobile ad or offer.

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