July 18, 2015
Shrimp and sushi dishes continue to be among the most popular seafood dishes with American diners. In fact, sushi appetizers soared 43.3 percent on U.S. restaurant menus in the second quarter of 2015 compared to the same quarter in 2014, according to new data from foodservice research consulting firm Technomic.
Restaurants also featured 7.4 percent more shrimp apps and entrees, 2.3 percent more tuna dishes, 2.1 percent more salmon dishes and 1.8 percent more crab dishes.
More Americans are eating sushi on a regular basis, particularly Millennials, according to Rachel Royster, senior coordinator of editorial content for Technomic. “The Millennial generation loves sushi. It is light and healthy, and they have several different flavors to choose from,” Royster said. “Millennials have so much spending power right now, and they eat out a lot.”