The hottest food trend in the year you were born

The hottest food trend in the year you were born

INSIDER |
Janaki Jitchotvisut |
Nov 7, 2018
Original Article: "The hottest food trend in the year you were born"

Food trends may come and go — but there’s nothing like a shared memory of something delicious to trigger your nostalgia.

Some popular foods have stuck around longer than others. We rounded up some of the most popular food fads in the US from each year since 1955.

1973 was a great year for salad bars.

Salad bars had quietly been gaining power at steakhouses for some time — but not like many Americans know them today. Credit that to Chicago restaurateur Rich Melman and the first restaurant in his Lettuce Entertain You restaurant group, R.J. Grunts.

Suddenly, you could have as much as you wanted of whatever you wanted — and crucially, you could go back for more. The restaurant opened in 1971, but the concept caught on quickly.

 

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